Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Super Hero Squad Online"

Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment report that "Super Hero Squad", Marvel's first free-to-play 'MMO' (massively multiplayer online game) is now live online.

"...Every day is a new adventure with daily combat missions! Battle the mega huge space dragon 'Fin Fang Foom' or match wits with the clever 'Doctor Octopus' as players build their squad from dozens of available 'Marvel Super Heroes' to save 'Super Hero City'. Unlock trophies, items and abilities as 'Squaddies' level up.

"Fly through the sky as 'Falcon' or scale walls with 'Spider Woman' while exploring 'Baxter Plaza' and the 'Daily Bugle'. With console quality graphics players can become the mighty 'Thor', the seductive 'Scarlet Witch', the enchanting 'Elektra' or dozens of other favorite Marvel characters.

"Imagination also comes to life in your very own fully customizable 'S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Headquarters'. Decorate the 'Bridge', unleash your Super Heroes, and watch them interact with anything and everything available. Have 'Hulk' go on awesome adventures while 'Black Widow' boogies to the music of the boombox. With thousands of usable items, players will be able to fully deck out their own headquarters for their own unique experience..."

"We're thrilled to bring some of Marvel's beloved characters to life in'Super Hero Squad Online'," said TQ Jefferson, Vice President, Games Production, Marvel Entertainment. "The world of free-to-play MMO gaming is one that we are excited to be a part of and we look forward to bringing this interactive game to all families."

"'Super Hero Squad Online' brings characters to life with 'emotes', items and powers that have been created to fit their personalities and stay true to their histories," said Jason Robar, Vice President, Studio Manager for Seattle-based Gazillion studio, The Amazing Society. "I've been a huge fan of Marvel all my life and I'm thrilled to be able to bring the joy I have with this brand in a safe, interactive way to my own kids."
"Truly, it has been an honor working with Marvel to give life to our vision of the funny and epic world of 'Super Hero Squad Online'," said Jay Minn, Creative Director, The Amazing Society. "Where else can you fight 'Doctor Doom', wall crawl up the Baxter Building, go flying with your friends and collect a scratching post for 'Wolverine'? We've built an awesome Super Hero theme park, so come and play!"

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