SAN MATEO, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazillion Entertainment, a leading developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, has announced that the eagerly awaited free-to-play online game Marvel Heroes will be playable for the first time during Comic-Con International: San Diego at the Marvel Booth # 2329. Marvel Heroes combines the energy of action role-playing games with the breadth and immersion of the MMO genre.
As part of the San Diego Comic-Con, fans will be able to play one of four iconic Marvel characters and experience Marvel Heroes for the first time! Players will battle through the war-torn streets of Mutant Town and Fort Stryker to defeat Magneto and retrieve William Stryker from his clutches. Along the way, players will also get a taste of the extensive loot and costume options for each hero. Developers of the game will be available at the booth to guide players and answer questions during play.
David Brevik, President of Gazillion Entertainment and creator of the legendary smash-hit games Diablo and Diablo II, says: "San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect venue for gamers and Marvel fans to play Marvel Heroes for the first time. Marvel Heroes is a great leap forward for the MMO genre, combining the rapid pace of an action-RPG with the depth of an MMO." David will also be speaking at the Marvel Games Panel at 1:45pm on Saturday, July 14th in Room 6A. During the panel, David will unveil new characters and game content.
During San Diego Comic-Con, fans can also find – and perhaps win – the Tablet of Life and Time, a powerful item in Marvel Heroes. The Tablet has been stolen in a daring raid, and to help get it back the Marvel Heroes Task Force needs you! San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be deputized and issued a unique photo ID badge, then put hot on the trail of the Tablet. Over the course of Comic-Con, as deputies get closer to the Tablet's location, they can win exclusive prizes, including T-shirts and the chance to join the Marvel Heroes Beta. One winner will win the Tablet of Life and Time itself! To start their adventure, attendees should visit the Marvel Booth # 2329 to become deputized and get their mission instructions.
San Diego Comic-Con highlights include:
- Play as your favorite Marvel Hero and get hands-on for the first time with the free-to-play Marvel action MMO Marvel Heroes at the Marvel Booth # 2329
- Marvel Games Panel at 1:45pm on Saturday, July 14th in Room 6A: Listen to Gazillion's President David Brevik discuss Marvel Heroes and unveil new details, characters, and gameplay elements!
- Contest and Giveaways: Help the Marvel Heroes Task Force find the Tablet of Life and Time, and win prizes for helping – including a chance to join the Marvel Heroes Beta! For more information on the contest rules go to: http://www.marvelheroes.com/contest/sdcc2012
About Gazillion Entertainment
Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion's games feature revered brands, 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.
SOURCE Gazillion Entertainment