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Super Hero Squad Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Gazillion Entertainment
Release Date: Q1 2011

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'Super Hero Squad Online' Enters Closed Beta Stage

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2011 @ 6:13 a.m. PST

Super Hero Squad Online offers players the chance to team up with friends as they engage in exhilarating combat, show off their decked-out squad in the game’s social spaces, collect thousands of items, and explore interactive environments based on classic and new Marvel worlds.

Play the mighty Thor, the alluring Elektra or the cosmic Silver Surfer, in addition to nearly half a dozen new Super Heroes while you explore Super Hero City and battle infamous Marvel Super Villains.

For the first time, players worldwide will have the chance to be their favorite Super Heroes in a living online world. Based on the Super Hero Squad intellectual property that has spawned a wildly popular action figure line and smash-hit animated series, the game draws upon the 5,000-plus iconic heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe. Super Hero Squad Online offers players the chance to team up with friends as they engage in exhilarating combat, show off their decked-out squad in the game’s social spaces, collect thousands of items, and explore interactive environments based on classic and new Marvel worlds.

Super Hero Squad Online allows gamers to unleash their imagination and lead their handpicked squad of Super Heroes on unforgettable adventures. Players will blast bad guys with Iron Man’s repulsors, slice through waves of robots with Wolverine’s claws and smash villains with Hulk’s huge fists. Master the talents and amazing powers of Spider-Man, Iron Man, War Machine, Invisible Woman and dozens more Marvel heroes. Discover new locations from the hit Super Hero SquadTV show, including the sewers of Villainville and the streets of Super Hero City, while also exploring classic Marvel landmarks such as the Daily Bugle, Baxter Building and Stark Tower.

Fans can play the game entirely for free or subscribe to unlock additional heroes, missions and rooms for the HQ. Spin the Prize Wheel for additional in-game Gold, Silver and items. The free-to-play online game is accessible from any browser without complicated downloads or installs, so it's fast and easy for families to jump in and start having fun.

"As a gamer dad and a long time 'Cap' fan, I'm excited to be part of an incredible group making such a great free-to-play Marvel game as Super Hero Squad Online," stated Jason Robar, Vice President and Studio Manager for the Seattle-based Gazillion studio, The Amazing Society. "This generation of kids chooses online games as their primary entertainment. We are bringing them a whole new way to have fun in the Marvel Universe. Now that we've reached this major milestone, the whole world can get ready to Hero Up!"

"A plot is afoot in Super Hero City... Seriously, something smells worse in Villainville than Hulk's laundry – can't anyone help me clean up this town?!" said Jay Minn, Chief Recycling Director of The Amazing Society.

David Brevik, President and COO of Gazillion Entertainment added, "As a huge Marvel fan and father myself, I'm very excited about Super Hero Squad Online. I grew up with all the great Marvel characters, so sharing them with my family is incredibly fun for everyone."

Pick up an original comic at Taco Bell right now for an exclusive code that gives Beta registrants sneak peek access and an exclusive Super Hero. Or just sign up at the official website to join the Super Hero Squad Online Beta!

Super Hero Squad Online’s new collectible card player versus player (PvP) system is one of the key pillars of this online browser based game, where players will be able to build their own personalized decks with iconic Marvel Super Heroes and powers, pit them against friends in the game world, and gain experience and rewards to utilize in game.  Additionally, players will be able to earn more cards by completing quests and mini-games or purchasing limited-edition cards online. Choose from hundreds of different cards, create the ultimate deck and defeat any and all challengers.

Super Hero Squad Online also offers a fully customizable headquarters where players can show off their collection of trophies and design their own unique Super Hero hangout. Players can even invite friends over to their headquarters to watch as their squads interact with the environments they’ve created.


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