Marvel Heroes Omega announced for PS4 and Xbox One

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Games these days live up to the moniker of being a luxury item. Expensive before and after they’ve being purchased, not everybody has the cash to splash on a product that they’ll get a few dozen hours of enjoyment out of. Fortunately, there’s a booming market out there for free to play games. Some of them are ok. Some of them are great, like that Warframe game which keeps giving my Destiny articles a run for their money.

Marvel Heroes 2016 definitely fits into the latter. A combination of MMO and good ol’ Diablo mechanics, it’s a properly solid F2P game that can easily consume hours of your time. Its key hook is its roster, a collection of heroes and villains that numbers in the dozens. From icons like Spider-Man and Iron Man through to lesser known heroes like Black Bolt and villains such as Taskmaster, the massive collection of characters to use is surprisingly flexible and varied.

Marvel Heroes 2016 has been a mainstay on PC for several years already. Now, it’s coming to PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One as Marvel Heroes Omega. “If you’ve got a favourite Marvel Super Hero, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to play as him or her in Marvel Heroes Omega. It’s got one of the largest rosters of playable Heroes that pulls from all corners of the Marvel Universe,” Gazillion’s Community Manager David Lee wrote on the PS Blog.

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Lovers of lore can also expect a fantastic tour through famous locations, from the dark streets of Hell’s Kitchen to the mystical realm of Asgard. The nine-chapter story campaign will also find players facing off against some of Marvel’s most infamous Super Villains, including Doctor Doom and the trickster god Loki.

But finishing the story is really just the beginning! Like many great online games, we think Marvel Heroes Omega is best played with others – and players can look forward to joining forces with fellow Super Heroes in the game’s many Headquarter areas to tackle the game’s most challenging end-game content.

So what’s the freemium catch? The roster itself. Marvel Heroes gives you access to the entire library of its characters from the start but their progress is capped to a mere level ten out of sixty. If you’re going to want to grab Thor or Captain Marvel for your squad, you’re going to need to cough up some actual cash or start farming for Eternity Splinters to unlock them with. Fair enough. Developer Gazillion says that a beta will be out later this year, to give true believers a chance to try out Marvel Heroes Omega for themselves. Excelsior!

Last Updated: April 6, 2017

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  • Admiral Chief

    Sure looks like console graphics

    • Hammersteyn

      It sure did when I played it on PC 😛

      • Admiral Chief

        I hope it is a shitty port 😛

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

    • Itttsss a port of a PC game.

      • Admiral Chief

        Oh yeah, only old greffieks work on console 😛

      • Captain JJ

        It’s a really bland looking game imo. I put quite a lot of hours into it, but it’s super bland with rinse and repeat being the main theme of the game it seems.

        • Original Heretic

          Ugh, really?!

          Damn, I was so looking forward to it… But hearing that now, I’ll not waste my time with it. Better games to play.

          • Darryn *LOVES* it. he plays it regularly.

          • Original Heretic

            Ok, so then I’ll check it out, at least, to see if it tickles my fancy.
            Been looking for another MMO to jam after getting tired of Neverwinter.

          • Captain JJ

            I’ve played Neverwinter, Path of Exile, and Marvel Heroes. Put quite a few hours into all of them. I’ll jump into Path of Exile of Neverwinter again at any time, but Marvel Heroes was just too much of the same for me. But MMO player differ, so I’m not saying it might not be your thing. On PC I had to spend money to be able to play with the character I wanted, which you can at least access here from the start. So that’s nice. Just don’t expect any depth like Neverwinter has.

          • Original Heretic

            I loved NW until, after finishing the main story part, it became all about doing the daily quests. Those became tedious VERY quickly.
            PoE, jammed for a little, until I got super frustrated that my laptop struggled to run it.
            I’ll try this out up until that level 10 cap. if it’s worthy, it’ll get my money.

            Until then I’ll enjoy the crap out of Alienation!

          • Captain JJ

            I put 40+ hours into it, so I really did give it a decent go. But compared to other MMOs out there the ONLY thing it has going for it is the fact that you can play as superheroes. Lore and story is weak and it’s pretty much just button mashing with little tactics involved. That is, of course, just my humble opinion 🙂

          • Well look, any criticisms you read here aren’t exactly far off the mark. The game does have its share of flaws. That being said, it’s free. Besides the bandwidth, there’s no real risk in giving it a go.

          • Original Heretic

            Yeah, I’ll give it a try. But I won’t spend any money on it unless I think its worth it.
            A flawed game isn’t a problem in my eyes, as long as it’s fun.

        • miaau

          like DC universe

  • Hammersteyn

    Eternity Splinters, people got paid to think this name up?
    http://i.memeful.com/media/post/oMJ28xM_700wa_0.gif

  • Hammersteyn

    Plus side, least it’s free. Downside, everyone will be playing as either Deadpool, Starlord or Spiderman

    • Captain JJ

      It costs upward of R150 just to play as one of those characters on pc …with only one of the available costumes. You’ll be looking at around R300+ for a character and costume you’ll actually want to use. And it’s also an really bland game. At least here you get the full roster, but that still leaves you a very limited and very boring experience.

      • Hammersteyn

        Oh fuck me, why make more Ultimate Alliance games when you can charge that much for a character in a crappy F2P game. I’m trying to be less cynical these days but shit like this isn’t helping

        • Captain JJ

          A nice Iron Man suit (which means you need to buy Iron Man as a character first) can reach as high as R400.

  • Captain JJ

    Marvel Heroes Online from Steam is mediocre at best with a million insanely expensive MTs

    • miaau

      like DC Universe.

      AND in DC Universe, after level 20, I found it suddenly much tougher. Searched, found other people who found the same thing.

      Almost like the difficulty curve strongly increases, to urge you to buy better weapons.

  • Captain JJ

    Why can’t we just have a decent Marvel game?

    • Hammersteyn

      Because they make more money upscaling a F2P mobile game for PC and consoles loaded with MTs

      • Captain JJ

        An EA Marvel game would probably make the universe implode.

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