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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Unveiled

Having signed a ten-year MMO licensing agreement with comic book maker Marvel back in March 2009, publisher Gazillion has now unveiled some details and artwork from the first title to emerge out of the partnership.

Aimed at "wide audiences," Super Hero Squad Online is being developed by Gazillion subsidiary The Amazing Society" and will see players "lead their handpicked squad of Super Heroes on unforgettable adventures" in a massively multiplayer online world.

"Everyone who has wanted to be Silver Surfer, Wolverine, Captain America or any of the amazing Marvel heroes and villains will find the game has something for them," Amazing Society VP and manager Jason Robar promised in today's press release.

"The team at The Amazing Society is creating a Super Hero Squad MMO that does justice to this extremely popular IP," added Marvel Digital Media Group VP Ira Rubenstein, who further noted that the game "perfectly captures the unique mix of action, humor and customization that make the franchise a massive hit with fans of all ages."

More on Super Hero Squad, such as platforms and a release date, is due "at a later date," though PC is extremely likely given the genre and target audience. A second Marvel MMO, dubbed Marvel Universe, is in the works at Gazillion's Gargantuan studio, with Blizzard North and Diablo series veteran David Brevik serving as studio director.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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