Marvel Heroes MMO Looks An Awful Lot Like Diablo


Today, Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment showed off the first in-game trailer for Marvel Heroes, an upcoming free-to-play MMO set in the Marvel Comics universe, along with new details of the game. Take a look at the short trailer below:



Did the trailer remind you of Diablo? That’s because Gazillion Entertainment’s president is David Brevik, who was co-founder of Blizzard North, the original Diablo and Diablo II developer, before they parted ways with the rest of Blizzard. “Marvel Heroes represents the combination of Marvel IP with all of the knowledge and experience I gained creating Diablo,” Brevik says about the game.


Marvel Heroes will include familiar locales from the various Marvel comics, including Hell’s Kitchen (Daredevil), the Savage Land (X-Men) and Mutant Town. In the Marvel universe’s version of Midtown Manhattan and locales like the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, you’ll be able to meet other players, select missions, buy items from identifiable Marvel characters and so on.


Players will be able to customize their Marvel heroes by finding costumes from each character’s storied history, and by assigning different powers to them. As far as characters go, you’ll be able to recruit a bunch of Marvel’s identifiable characters, going from popular ones like the Avengers to more obscure ones like Squirrel Girl and Ka-Zar.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.