Marvel Heroes

PC / RPG / Release: Jun 4, 2013 / ESRB: U

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Marvel Heroes 2014 Advance Packs start at $99

Marvel Heroes 2014 Advance Packs start at $99

As a free-to-play game, Marvel Heroes always has plans to sell more things. If you're obsessive enough to want almost every character and costume to come out in 2014, it will cost you about $130.

Read more: Characters, power-ups, and early costume access »

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The Human Torch blazing onto Marvel Heroes

The Human Torch blazing onto Marvel Heroes

It's been two months since Marvel Heroes launched. So of course, it's time for some new content. The first new hero joining the roster is the Fantastic Four's Human Torch.

A new trailer from Comic-Con showed off some of his fire-based powers, his trademark banter, and three costumes. The Human Torch is currently undergoing the testing phase and will be available soon. He can be purchased using real money or with Eternity Splinters, which are rare drops that can be obtained through gameplay.

Read more: Superior Spider-Man also incoming »

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Marvel Heroes: your questions answered

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Marvel Heroes: your questions answered

The Marvel Universe is a dangerous place, with supervillains absconding with limitless tesseracts of immeasurable power, hate groups with genocidal intentions, and ninjas--lots of ninjas. The Shacknews community has eagerly jumped into Marvel Heroes, the first major MMO based on the long-time line of comic books.

Read more: Costumes, storylines, and updates

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Field Report: Marvel Heroes

Field Report: Marvel Heroes

Marvel Heroes has landed with a slew of expectations. Beyond carrying the Hulk-sized weight of being the first major MMO based on the Marvel license, it's also being followed closely by many Diablo fans, because of David Brevik's close involvement in the project. Marvel Heroes doesn't quite come off as a completely superheroic experience, but its engaging story and satisfying combat system does make it worth assembling for.

Read more: User-friendly neighborhood MMO

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Marvel Heroes preview: balancing gods

Marvel Heroes preview: balancing gods

The greatest strength of Marvel Heroes is one of its biggest challenges. The Marvel brand, for all its iconic larger-than-life characters, comes with the weight of expectations and lore behind it. The game is prioritizing pure mechanics over canon, and having spent some time with it at PAX East, it seems to be pulling it off beautifully.

Read more: How Daredevil can outmatch a god »

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Marvel Heroes releasing June 4, early access May 28

Marvel Heroes releasing June 4, early access May 28

Gazillion Entertainment announced at its PAX East panel that early access to Marvel Heroes will be available on May 28th, with the full launch following on June 4. The panel also gave details on PvP, end-game content, and an expansion to the closed beta access.

Read more: PvP and PvE experience shared »

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Marvel Heroes opens 'Founders Program'

Marvel Heroes opens 'Founders Program'

Captain America may have been the first Avenger, but there's no shame in being the second or third. The free-to-play MMO Marvel Heroes announced its "Founders Program" today, giving fans a chance to buy their way into early access with a few extra bells and whistles. Packs range from $20 to a whopping $200.

Read more: Starter, Premium, and Ultimate packs detailed »

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Most Anticipated 2013: Tyler's Picks

Most Anticipated 2013: Tyler's Picks

There's a lot to be excited for in 2013, and the Shacknews staff each have five games on their radar. The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2013 individually. Next up, we've got intern Tyler J. Smith's list of next year's titles.

Read more: Tyler's picks for 2013 »

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Marvel Heroes: re-interpreting Marvel's stories

Marvel Heroes: re-interpreting Marvel's stories

Though it's a long way from completion, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Marvel Heroes, the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG based on the Marvel Universe. Beta invites have started rolling out, and we got in touch with Gazillion studio director Jeff Lind to learn more about their massive interpretation of the Marvel Universe.

Read more: 'All new stand-alone story' »

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