Friday, April 7, 2017

Marvel Heroes Spinoff Announced For PS4 And Xbox One [Update]

Update: Marvel Heroes Omega has also now been announced for Xbox One. PR for the game reached out to clarify that the beta will be available for both PS4 and Xbox One.

Original story follows.

Gazillion Entertainment, the developer of 2013's PC RPG Marvel Heroes, has announced a follow-up called Marvel Heroes Omega, coming to PlayStation 4 this spring.

Marvel Heroes Omega "draws inspiration from both action-RPGs and MMOs," says community manager David Lee. Headline characters include Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, while villains Loki and Doctor Doom will also make an appearance in the game's nine-chapter story campaign.

You can take a look at the game's reveal trailer above, or if you want to try it out for yourself, Gazillion has stated a closed beta will come to PS4 soon.

It's unclear whether Omega represents a full sequel to Marvel Heroes--which Gazillion has continued to support since its launch four years ago--or if it's to be a port of that PC game. We do know, however, that the new game will be free-to-play, just like the original title.

More Marvel games will come in the future, after Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided publisher Square Enix announced a multi-game partnership with the comic company.

In other Marvel news, upcoming Spider-Man reboot movie, Homecoming, recently saw a new trailer released. The film--which is set to hit theaters on July 7--stars Tom Holland in action as Spidey, plus Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture, and Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is also scheduled for this year, while a new teaser for Netflix's Defenders series recently got a new teaser