Marvel Heroes online game will be The Avengers of MMOs

If you liked the idea of a movie that spliced a whole bunch of Marvel superheroes together, but you're more of a gamer than a moviegoer, then this is for you. Marvel has just released the first official trailer of the free-to-play online game Marvel Heroes. It's been a long time coming, and the title has seen its share of distractions and delays, but it looks like things are actually on schedule.

Developer Secret Identity is behind the ambitious project. The official description reads, "Drawing upon the 8,000-plus heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes allows players to become their favorite Marvel Super Heroes – from the popular Iron Man, Thor, Storm and Black Widow to the lesser known Squirrel Girl and Cable. Fans will be able to completely customize their characters by constructing costumes taken from each hero's rich history, choosing from a huge array of super powers for each character, and finding thousands of other items. There are countless ways for players to tailor their experience."

Of course, some details remain undisclosed, including the amount of players each party can have, and whether or not communal social areas will allow players to keep their superhero personas or if they will have to have a separate avatar. For now, though, the information points to what could be a very compelling experience. Check out the trailer below and judge for yourself.

[via GameRant]