Marvel Delivers an MMO with Real Heroes

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play, action-RPG MMO from the creators of Diablo that lets you play as some of your favorite Marvel characters.

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363 comments
dlfurman2
dlfurman2

Interesting, but I'd like to create my own heroes. Champions Online is not bad in that regard ;)

warpond
warpond

Looks great. Seems like it is like Marvel Alliance Series, and best part is it is free.

tmarinucci
tmarinucci

Diablo re skinned  as a marvel game, when will they stop making shit marvel games and use the franchise to it's potential.

MarvelHeroesHub
MarvelHeroesHub

Interested in the game? We've built a large fan site over at http://www.marvelheroeshub.com -- come and join!

 

We're always looking for fresh members to join the discussion, we've got users currently participating in the Alpha test and we're a really friendly bunch so don't be afraid to drop by and ask any questions!

 

shaedar
shaedar

Not sure how I feel about a game where you could potentially have a dozen Wolverines running around together. Part of the appeal of these iconic heroes is that they are unique and one of a kind.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I would honestly have died laughing if it were "from the creators of X-Men on the NES".  Please tell me nobody from that project is working on this... not that I'd care anyway, I'd never play a superhero game.  I lump that stuff in with Star Wars, the IPs have gotten really old when you've been playing games for so long.

thribs
thribs

Magneto would never attack his daughter.

thribs
thribs

Whit a minute! Scarlet Witch isn't an X-Men.

Dragorro
Dragorro

D3 sucks so much Id play Torchlight2, POE, or THIS GAME OVER D3 worst game ever, its not even big problems that haunt D3 but hundreds of small one combining into a hurricane of shit.

slikjohnson
slikjohnson

Did he say how many playable characters there are going to be?

miser_cz
miser_cz

If D3 is bad, what is this? This product screams "We´ve made cheap copy of D3 because Blizzard makes so much money and we want them TOO!!!!". Cut scenes are really cheap and poorly drawn. The ingame environment and the enemies lacks detail and overall it is quite boring to watch. You can tell whatever you want about D3, but you cannot argue about its great art design - every creature and every element, from minion to final bosses is lovefully designed and animated. When I´ve seen final boss here, around 7th minute, I had to laugh. It was artistic joke, unintentionally funny.

PetJel
PetJel

Hmm I dig the idea. Please excuse my ignorance, I didn't watch the whole thing, but coop would be pretty awesome for this game.

Nachoking2k2
Nachoking2k2

since when do sentinels shoot from their eyes? oh its bc they don't.

naydub
naydub

Give me blade, ghost rider, dr. strange,  hellstorm and I will be in hog heaven. Gonna play it anyway, but the defenders would be boss. 

sethbouldin
sethbouldin

I freakin love the in-world battle events they've created. It gives cooperation a much more connected feel when everyone can just hop in to help, instead of grouping up together in order to get credit. Feels more impromptu.

MarvelHeroesHub
MarvelHeroesHub

Interested in the game? We've built a large fan site over at http://www.marvelheroeshub.com -- come and join!

 

We're always looking for fresh members to join the discussion, we've got users currently participating in the Alpha test and we're a really friendly bunch so don't be afraid to drop by and ask any questions!

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Wish this was on consoles like Dust is (never understood why MMO's are PC only). Oh, and, the only good purifier is a dead purifier.

Bakutakamine
Bakutakamine

Have you guys noticed tons of hacknslashes are from "The creators from Diablo!" When there's probably like the asisstant vice graphical scene director or some shit like that.

unwell-7
unwell-7

this seems pretty cool! but i really am confused as to what free-to-play really means? can anyone clarify? is it really free?

DoM-Yusuf
DoM-Yusuf

the game is good,but IMO Diablo 3 is a lot better... the effect,graphic and bunch more other stuff... the only selling point of the game are Marvel franchise.. anyway if u like this type of game try search Lineage eternal on youtube... if too lazy to find heres the direct link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSlLXVoLnHs&feature=related

demasikra
demasikra

i wanna know if you can create your own characters here... if you can create your own imma play this XD

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I know that free is always good, but this is one of those times that I ALMOST wish it wasn't. Just because there always seems like some aspect of most F2P games is lacking. ( I know, there are some great F2P games out there right now.)  But, knowing who is working on this does give me some real hope of it being a quality game. And if there were any theme I would want worked into the Action-RPG category it would be this. I'm just wondering what they WILL be charging for, characters and extra missions/expansions?

 

With SO much history to pull from, they could do that for quite a while. Which is fine with me as long as it's worth it.

 

Here I was, JUST getting ready to play some D3 and I see this... Now, not wanting to as much. This will be all I will be thinking about while playing lol. MAN.... This came out of nowhere for me, cannot wait to try this.

 

Here is a the first dev diary for the game,   http://youtu.be/GDXILjT9Mug  I was hoping there would be beta sign-up's though...  :(

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Gotta say this game looks okay so far. and being free to play has me interested in wanting to play it even more. I'm sure it'll be just as good (or maybe better) then DC universe online.

 

Also it looks and probably plays the same way as the X-men games as well as Ultimate Alliance.

 

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I know that free is always good, but this is one of those times that I ALMOST wish it wasn't. Just because there always seems like SOME aspect of most F2P games is lacking in some way.(I know, there are some great F2P games out there already.) But, knowing who is working on this does give me some real hope of it being a quality game. It was kinda funny though, with all the discribing that he did for the game, he could have summed it up in like 1 min by saying, "This is basically Diablo with a Marvel Universe skinning". :P

 

Which is not a bad thing at all. If there were any theme I would want worked into the Action-RPG catagory it would be this.

 

Here I was, JUST getting ready to play some D3 and I see this... Now, not wanting to as much. This will be all I will be thinking about while playing lol. MAN.... This came out of nowhere for me, cannot wait to try this.

catchsnipe420
catchsnipe420

I'm a fan of ARPGs and am interested in this game, but the video left me with one very big question.  Like other posters have mentioned, I am wondering if each superhero is going to be the equivalent of a class in traditional games.  While I will love to play out my fantasies as the Hulk or Iron Man, playing a named superhero kind of loses its uniqueness when you're rolling in a PUG with four other Thors with minor visual differences between them.  It would have been nicer, I think, to build a City of Heroes-style game with player created superheroes and set it in the Marvel universe.

geojf3
geojf3

I like what I see....but I have a few questions as well:

 

1) While the Scarlet Witch and Hulk looked good, what about the flying and swinging characters?  Can they actually take to the air or will Iron Man or Spider-Man be grounded?

 

2) Will we be seeing hundreds of Spider-Men running around?  Or will they at least have different names?

 

3) I know its called Marvel Heroes...but can we use villains?  And if so, can we be real villains and not just a villain type character doing the same things as the heroes (like DCU and WOW)?

 

Otherwise, I really like the idea.  Finally being able to play the character in stories will be fun - as long as they continue with new adventures.  The one thing I could criticize about the video, was that the Sentinels adapt to whoever is attacking and that didn't seem to happen - but if small things like that are the only annoyance then I say MAKE MINE MARVEL!

gix47
gix47

which diablo are we talking about

also looking forward to this to be honest

Wizallah
Wizallah

 @tmarinucci Too early to judge. And i'm sure it's not re skinned Diablo characters. It just uses the same isometric perspective that a lot of classic rpg's use. 

Wizallah
Wizallah

 @Heavenly_King I wouldn't call it point and click. It just defaults to the keyboard and mouse which is a good thing IMO. No gamepad can match the precision of a keyboard and mouse when it comes to playing MMO'S and first-person shooters. 

driftingsilvia
driftingsilvia

 @miser_cz Not sure if you quite understand or if you're simply comparing this to Diablo. But this is supposed to have a comic book style to it.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

 @unwell-7 I'd say most likely the game will be free to play but much like DC universe online you'll most likely have to pay to get new abilities, new missions and whatnot (sorta like what people who play DC universe online have to do)

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @DoM-Yusuf Diablo 3 is an overrated eye-candy crap. Get over yourself. Does all of Blizzard's fanboys act like this?

 

"LOL it's a WoW clone"

"ROFL it's a Diablo rip-off!"

"HAHA still not as cool as SC2!"

 

Just shut up.

MrPZS
MrPZS

 @DoM-Yusuf It's not even out yet, and you are saying Diablo 3 is better already?Stop being pretentious, mate. 

spoonybard-hahs
spoonybard-hahs

 @demasikra Sadly, no. You pick from the roster of characters. Doesn't mean that their won't be mods or patches later that let you do so.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @geojf3 1). NO. It's a dungeon crawler. It doesn't work like that. Sorry, it's the same for all of them. Like Carlo said, maybe a hovering animation for some of them, but nothing more.

 

2). Yes, and no. The game is going to be divided to instances where you can be up to 4 players linked by a hub. The hub is the safe zone where you buy stuff and get quests. Essentially, it is the "City" of the game. That's where you will stumble on all of the clones, though the hub is probably also gonig to be divided by channels to aboid overload.

 

3). Possible. Unlikely, but possible. Marvel is known for drawing a thin line between villains and heroes and often have one working with the other (See: The Civil War).

Giancarlo
Giancarlo moderator

 @geojf3 1) Those characters will have more aerial attacks/skills, but from what I saw only the Human Torch will be "flying" (it was more like gliding across the ground).

 

2) It sounds like it (even in our demo we had two wolverines at one point), but the idea is that each Spider-Man would play a little differently than the other.

 

3) I was wondering the same thing (I want to play as Magneto), but they wouldn't confirm anything just yet. 

DoM-Yusuf
DoM-Yusuf

 @TohouAsura LMAO u say fanboy? im just stating the fact... That game graph is outdated,and i say the game is good coz it has Marvel character to play... when the f*ck did i say woow clone,diablo rip off? chill the f*ck out dude!!!

and i even give a link for upcoming MMO that have more advance features even more Advance from diablo...

 

and 1 more question did u even play D3? lol im guessing u only try beta or guest pass

DoM-Yusuf
DoM-Yusuf

 @MrPZS  doesnt need the game to come out to see the difference dude... just check a glimpse of battle and environment u can tell,even somone that never play a game will know

 

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Giancarlo @geojf3 Pixie (my favorite marvel character) would be ideal for such a setup as she mainly uses her wings to hover.