Marvel Heroes, an Action RPG/MMO currently available on PC, has been enjoying a nice run with constant updates and a free-to-play model that actually allows users to unlock every hero in the game without spending a dime. Now the game is coming to consoles.
Gazillion Entertainment’s David Lee made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog this morning, saying the console version of the game will be called Marvel Heroes Omega and is targeted for a release later this spring, with plenty to keep Marvel Comics fans happy:
“If you’ve got a favorite Marvel Super Hero, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to play as him or her in Marvel Heroes Omega,” Lee says. “It’s got one of the largest rosters of playable Heroes that pulls from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Play as Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Defenders, the Inhumans, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and so many more!”
Marvel Heroes launched in 2013 and has been receiving big yearly updates since then, with Marvel Heroes 2016 adding controller support in what was apparently a sneak peek at how the game would play on consoles. It follows the traditional standards of many similar games, like the Diablo series, where you traverse between hubs to battle with some of the company’s most iconic villains, all while unlocking your favorite superheroes in the process.
Destructoid notes that the game won’t be as up-to-date as the PC verison, but Gazillion is promising regular updates to help console users catch up. It’s also worth noting that nothing has been announced as far as cross-platform play goes, and you won’t be able to carry any progress made on the PC version over to the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game.
As for the game’s roster, you’ll be able to play as 38 different characters at launch, including the big names like Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man or Deadpool, with more characters coming about six months after launch.
A closed beta is also expected sometime in the near future on PS4.