Marvel Heroes (PC) game features trailer released showing off gameplay, early adopter program detailed
Gazillion Entertainment, makers of Marvel Heroes, the upcoming free-to-play multiplayer action RPG featuring basically every Marvel hero ever, has released a trailer showing more gameplay for Marvel Heroes (which you can see above), as well as detailing the Founders Program. Although you will be able to earn credits to purchase new characters and costumes in Marvel Heroes, the easiest way to get stuff in a free-to-play game is by paying money. The cheapest level of the Founder’s Program is $19.99 and includes one hero, two costumes, $10 of in-game currency, $10 of limited-time in-game currency (I guess it expires if you don’t use it by the expriation date), two days of early access, two XP boosts, and two item find boosts. The most expensive level costws $199.99 and includes all of the heroes, all of the costumes, $100 of in-game currency, seven days of early access, $50 of in-game currency, $50 of limited-time bonus in-game currency, three exclusive costumes, one exclusive enhanced costume, and permanent experience and item find boosts of 5 percent. So, if you want to get a headstart and have between $19.99 and $199.99, now is your chance to do so (there is a middle tier, too, priced at $59.99).
From the trailer, the game looks pretty good. A sort of fun, action-oriented game inspired by the X-men Legends/Marvel Ultimate Alliance. There certainly appears to be a lot going on on-screen and while some of the moves look like they lack impact others look pretty similar to their console breathern. In any case, I think going with the overhead action RPG approach is a good one. It certainly makes me far more likely to check out Marvel Heroes than if it was a traditional, WoW style MMO.