Back in late September of ’07, Marvel and Microsoft announced that they had buried the hatchet and were coming together along with developers Cryptic Studios of City of Heroes fame to create a cross platform Marvel universe based MMO tying the PC and XBOX 360 together in an ambitious unison. Unfortunately, the project fizzled out in February of 2008 due to an “inability to complete.” Cryptic studios continued developing the IP despite losing the Marvel license and has since created the well received Champions Online MMO.
Last March, another Marvel and Microsoft match up was announced with Marvel Super Hero Squad Online. To much of the hardcore gaming communities dismay, the title is “kid-centric” featuring midget-sized versions of popular heroes and villians. The MMO, created by developers Gazillion Entertainment, is also said not to have its plot based on the mainstream Marvel comics.
Whether the game will draw in a new community of followers or push too many away to be successful, we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, a trailer for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online has recently been made available. Click here to watch the trailer.