Diablo Creator Unveiling Marvel Heroes ‘Action Role-Playing MMO’ at Gamescom 2012

Gazillion Entertainment’s free-to-play online game – Marvel Heroes – will be unveiled this week at Gamescom.

Marvel Heroes combines ‘action role-playing’ with the MMO genre with a story crafted by comic-book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

David Brevik, President and COO of Gazillion and creator of the legendary Diablo and Diablo II, will unveil the game and the media will be given its first opportunity to experience Marvel Heroes. The media will play as “iconic Marvel characters and battle through the war-torn streets of Mutant Town and Fort Stryker to defeat Magneto,” reads the press release. Marvel Heroes’ extensive loot and costume options will also be previewed.

“We are incredibly excited to unveil Marvel Heroes to the European media for the first time during gamescom 2012,” said Brevik.

“The game really is the perfect blend of action-RPG gameplay, the persistence and multiplayer features of an MMO, and the incredible legacy of the Marvel Universe.”

“We are excited to partner with Gazillion to bring the first Marvel core MMO to the market,” said Rob Steffens,  EVP Operations & Planning of Marvel Entertainment.  “With Marvel Heroes we are delivering great storytelling, intense action, and  robust gameplay features  in a free-to-play MMO for core gamers and Marvel fans alike. “

Game descripiton:

Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players collect and play as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many others. Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube.

For more information on Marvel Heroes, follow @MMMSociety on Twitter, like the Official Facebook page or see the official site.

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 15, 2012 – Gazillion Entertainment, a leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that the eagerly awaited free-to-play online game Marvel Heroeswill be unveiled to the European media for the first time during gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany.  Marvel Heroes combines the energy of action role-playing games (RPG) and the breadth and immersion of the MMO genre with a story crafted by comic-book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

In behind-closed-doors presentations David Brevik, President and COO of Gazillion and creator of the legendary smash-hit games Diablo and Diablo II, will unveil the eagerly anticipated free-to-play action-packed MMO to European media. The media will be given its first opportunity to experience Marvel Heroes, as they play iconic Marvel characters and battle through the war-torn streets of Mutant Town and Fort Stryker to defeat Magneto. Along the way, players will also get a taste of Marvel Heroes’ extensive loot and costume options.

“We are incredibly excited to unveil Marvel Heroes to the European media for the first time during gamescom 2012,” said Brevik “The game really is the perfect blend of action-RPG gameplay, the persistence and multiplayer features of an MMO, and the incredible legacy of the Marvel Universe.”

“We are excited to partner with Gazillion to bring the first Marvel core MMO to the market,” said Rob Steffens,  EVP Operations & Planning of Marvel Entertainment.  “With Marvel Heroes we are delivering great storytelling, intense action, and  robust gameplay features  in a free-to-play MMO for core gamers and Marvel fans alike. “

Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players collect and play as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many others. Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube.

For more information on Marvel Heroes, follow @MMMSociety on Twitter, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/marvelheroes and visit www.marvelheroes.com

About Gazillion Entertainment

Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion’s games feature revered brands, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit www.gazillion.com

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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