DC Universe Online came to PC and PS3 almost a year ago, and we’ve been intrigued to see just how DC’s biggest competitor would respond with their planned MMO. Now the MMORPG publisher Gazillion has officially named its upcoming Marvel Universe-based MMO as the clearly defined Marvel Heroes. We also got our first look at what Spider-Man will look like in the game.

Originally titled Marvel Universe and worked on by Cryptic Studios (City of Heroes), Gazillion took over with developer Secret Identity earlier this year. When it was announced that the team was working with Marvel writer extraordinaire Brian Michael Bendis we had high hopes, though we’ve yet to see any real screens for it. It’s going for the free-to-play model, and most interesting it seems like you get to play as iconic heroes like Spider-Man and Wolverine instead of just some new hero. No real release date set, guess we’ll just keep looking at these character models until then.

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  • ZhugeLiang - December 20, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    But will it be better than DC Universe?
  • jackthemenace - December 22, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    It has Deadpool. Of COURSE it will be. I've never been a big fan of DC, but I've ALWAYS loved Marvel, and, if it's free-to-play, even at a basic level like DCUO is, then this is definitely something I'd like to sink my teeth into. Also, anyone else think Spidey's eyes look a little... DERP-y...?
  • IceBlueKirby - December 20, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    Oh yeah, I'm totally gonna be kicking ass with Cable. Or Gambit, if they put him in there...why wouldn't they?
  • rongunz - December 20, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    I approve of how Spidey and Cable look! THANK GOD we won't have to deal with the bs look of the movies (let alone of the new one coming up) plus the classic X-Force look for Cable is nothing short of awesome.
  • Gotxxrock - December 20, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Wishlist: Paladin, Taskmaster, Deadpool, Ghost, Venom, Bullseye, and... Oh wait, all the people I want are villains =[
  • Dinosor - December 20, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    I'd better get to play as BEAST.