Posts Tagged ‘closed beta’

Marvel Heroes Dealing with Gazillion Oopsie, Pre-Launch Delayed

29 May 2013 | 18 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

And now Marvel Heroes is in the spotlight for it’s first bit of bad news. After wrapping up open beta testing in the earlier half of May and beginning the run up to Doctor Doom’s rise to power, Marvel Heroes is experiencing its first bit of unspinnable bad news. Gazillion Entertainment announced yesterday that the Founders launch date of yesterday, May 28, has been delayed.

Mr. David Brevik, the Creative Director of Gazillion Entertainment, went to the blog to deliver the bad news. Brevik and his team promised “We will not leave this studio until you can play the game.” The culprit? An undisclosed “serious issue” that the team found late last week and has worked on for 96 hours in preparation of launch.

There hasn’t been a follow up since the post late yesterday evening. We’ll have more as it comes.

“Chronicles of Doom: Episode 2” Continues Opening Lore for Marvel Heroes (Video)

24 May 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Hot on the heels of stand-alone motion comic’s launch comes Episode 2 of Chronicles of Doom. The second of four installments to the mini-series, Episode 2 continues the story of the rise of Doctor Doom, the main antagonist for Marvel Heroes. Penned by Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis, the second comic clocks in at a lengthier 3+ minutes of original story and art.

Marvel Heroes is rapidly approaching its June 4 full release, with Founders access opening on May 28. Continue Reading

Marvel Heroes Unveils First Motion Comic – “Chronicles of Doom”

21 May 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Players aren’t just going to be experiencing a dungeon crawling MMOG when Marvel Heroes launches on June 4 (May 28 for Founders). No, no. Whether you’re an Iron Man fan or a webslinger, gamers will experience the full force of the Marvel universe, including original stories penned by none other than Brian Michael Bendis.

First shown in the recent PAX East interview, Gazillion Entertainment will not be using simple stills or quest dialog to inform the masses of the original story. Included in certain zone introductions and throughout the complex storylines will be ‘Motion Comics.’ The first of these episodes can be found after the cut.

Episode One of “Chronicles of Doom” features the beginning of Doctor Doom’s rise to power, the beginning lore of Marvel Heroes. Check out the 2+ minute trailer after the cut. Continue Reading

Dungeon Crawling Marvel Heroes Progresses to Final Open Beta Weekend

10 May 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Is this the right game?

The fateful day is upon us. After many moons, Gazillion Entertainment has made the decision that Marvel Heroes will be heading to full launch in the immediate future. Penned by Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis, the dungeon crawling MMOG is set to launch on June 4, with early adopters receiving early access on May 28.

Players that participated in the previous open beta weekend in late April will be happy to know that their progress awaits their attention. Otherwise, prepare yourself for new characters, challenges and dynamic zone destruction. Let’s not forget that Gazillion has listened to player feedback adamantliy (correct by the editor!), modifying such important systems as the real-money transaction shop based on community feedback.

Bored of all the jibba jabba? Hit the cut for the latest trailer, Thor – God of Loud Clouds. The final open beta session unlocks today, May 10 at 2:00 PM EST and continues until Monday, May 13 at 7:00 AM EST.

Marvel Heroes ‘Big Beta Weekend’ Begins Friday (4/26-4/28)

24 April 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Gazillion Entertainment is opening the doors to additional players for its ongoing closed beta testing of Marvel Heroes. The dungeon crawler RPG will be playable starting this Friday, April 26 at 8:00 PM EST. The servers will close up shop early Monday morning at 2:59 AM. Additional closed beta invites went out last night and into this morning, so check those inboxes.

The developer is requesting all players with a key be active during this week’s session. Marvel Heroes is rapidly approaching its June 4 full release and Gazillion wants to do all the bug smashing and implementing of community requests well in advance.

In addition to general gameplay, Gazillion will be providing players with in-game currency to engage in cash shop purchases. The company likely wants to deduce the most desired items and how the reception to the recent monetary change to Heroes and Costumes. Again. As gamers might expect, the cash, and all other progress, will be subject to a full wipe.

Le sigh.

Didn’t get a key? Grab a Founders pack to ensure beta access.

Marvel Heroes Rescinds PAX East 2013 Store Change

16 April 2013 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Back at PAX East 2013, Marvel Heroes held a panel to reveal a few specifics about their game. Lore Hound brought you the scoop on the release date of May 28 for Founders and June 4 for the average folk. In addition to such pertinent information, Gazillion Entertainment announced a crucial change to the F2P dungeon crawler’s cash shop.

The Founders packs that players were able to purchase specific groups of heroes would be modified at launch. Rather than being able to directly purchase specific heroes and costumes, players would randomly earn them from in-game loot drops. According to Gazillion, the decision has been reversed due to community feedback.

As originally planned, players will be able to snap up their favorite heroes, complete with their favorite costumes – no matter how ridiculous – for nominal fees. The scare of endless grinding for the correct combination has been removed. Even if it has just made life a tad more expensive.

WildStar Moves Into Closed Beta

10 April 2013 | 5 Comments » | Mordil

I haven’t payed much attention to WildStar, but with Closed Beta starting, that might change.

If you haven’t signed up for Beta Access, you can do so by following this link:

http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/beta/

This Beta isn’t going to function like most “weekend” betas in which you can only play Friday night to Sunday night, as you’ll be able to log-in at your convenience for several weeks.

That should be plenty of time to check out all the factions, races, and classes that WildStar contains.

Read on to find our recent interview we had with WildStar at PAX East ’13. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview: Marvel Heroes New HUD, Powers & Customization

26 March 2013 | 2 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

The revamped UI.

Gazillion Entertainment Creative Director David Brevik and creator of Diablo II sits down with iTZKooPA to discuss the development progress of his latest hack-n-slash dungeon crawler Marvel Heroes. Recent beta improvements include a much cleaner heads-up display, the doubling of available powers and the addition of a new crafting feature. All are covered in the interview.

David discusses the design decision behind breaking away from the holy trinity, both for gameplay and IP reasons. The newly announced Motion Comics – lore presented before and during specific missions – were touched upon. Amazingly, there’s over an hour of these lore pieces.

Marvel Heroes will launch May 28 for Founder members and June 4 for F2P members.

Hit the cut for all the juicy details, including new gameplay of Thor and Storm.

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