Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion announced today the relaunch of their flagship free-to-play superhero MMO/ARPG game as Marvel Heroes 2015 by seamlessly folding in a large amount of new content into the existing game: like a giant fire demon determined to end all life, for instance.
"Marvel Heroes 2015 nicely represents everything we have accomplished and intend to accomplish with one name," said David Brevik (Diablo, Diablo 2), CEO, Gazillion. "We've come a very long way since our original launch a year ago, and the now imminent release of Marvel Heroes 2015 alongside our massive anniversary celebrations marks the beginning of something even better. Whether it's defending the X-Mansion or recruiting your favorite superhero as a Team-Up, we're excited to continue delivering on our community's expectations. We truly believe we put more improvements into our game than any other iterative release out there. The 2015 moniker reaffirms our commitment to keep doing it."
Debuting on June 4, 2014, the first anniversary of the game’s release, Marvel Heroes 2015 will feature the end-game raid on the massive and dangerous Surtur of Muspelheim which will act as the climax of the "Siege of Asgard" story arc. Other new content will include the ‘Omega’ alternate advancement system, secure trading and more story content/events that, thanks Gazillion’s inclusion in Marvel’s editorial meetings, will mimic the events in Marvel Comics over the next year. The long-awaited Mac Open Beta will also launch the same day.
This news comes on the heels of a of a trio of new character releases: the mercenary Taskmaster, whose in-game skills mimic those of heroes like Captain America, Hawkeye and Spider-Man among others, Susan Storm, who attacks with powerful constructs made out of ‘invisible’ force and newest addition Psylocke with her complement of psychic weaponry and ninjutsu skills. Scroll down for additional screenshots from the update.