SAN MATEO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avengers assemble in the latest update to the free-to-play massively multiplayer Marvel kids game Super Hero Squad Online from Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. Kids of all ages can now hero up their squads with Hero costumes and characters directly from the upcoming theatrical launch of "Marvel's The Avengers"!
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online unleashes Earth's Mightiest Heroes in all their costumed glory! With the introduction of Ant-Man and The Avengers movie Captain America, Super Hero Squad Online is the first online Marvel game that allows players to assemble the original Avengers team consisting of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Black Panther, Hawkeye, the Hulk and Captain America.
In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release from "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Super Hero Squad Online brings together a team of heroes to protect Baxter Plaza and Asgard from the mad trickster god Loki. Meanwhile, the world itself falls into chaos, mirroring the very first adventure the original Avengers embarked upon.
"I've always been a huge fan of the Avengers characters in comic books," said Jay Minn, Studio Director for Gazillion Entertainment's studio, The Amazing Society. "Having a chance to bring these amazing heroes to life in a family-friendly online game for the launch of the movie is a dream come true."
"Seeing both the classic and current costumed characters in for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online alongside new Avengers film content is extremely satisfying to see and play," said TQ Jefferson, VP of Games Production at Marvel Entertainment.
About Gazillion Entertainment
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion's games feature revered brands and original properties, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit www.gazillion.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
About Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers"—the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.
"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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