There you have it folks, a second Marvel MMOG from Gazillion Entertainment is coming, entitled Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.
Unlike the prosperous DC Universe Online that we’ll be seeing at E3, the road to a Marvel MMOG has been long and hard. When Microsoft teamed up with Cryptic Studios people took notice. But Marvel Universe Online failed to materialize (Cryptic Studios eventually put out its effort as Champions Online). Today marks an entirely new effort by Gazillion Entertainment. Coincidentally, Gazillion picked up the pieces of Marvel Universe Online and is targeting that as a more mature MMOG for 2012.
The astute readers may recall hearing that company name a few weeks back. Lee Hammock, former Lead Game Designer for Fallen Earth, was hired away by Gazillion to be a Story Designer for the Marvel MMOG. Hammock is now working for Gargantuan, one of Gazillion’s subsidiaries, and a developer associated with take two of Marvel Universe Online.
Hit the jump for more information and the first screenshots.
The most exciting part about Marvel Super Hero Squad Online is the player avatars:
“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,” stated Jason Robar, Vice President and Studio Manager for The Amazing Society, the Gazillion subsidiary responsible for development of the title.
“You are not a nameless sidekick!” added Jay Minn, Creative Director for the game.
An official trailer is due tomorrow at the official website. If possible, we’ll embed the video in this thread.
I wonder if Stan Lee will make a cameo…