Marvel Super Hero Squad Online - A Heroes & Helicarriers Preview

Posted Tue, Sep 28, 2010 by Ethec

Ten Ton Hammer recently focused our mutant telepathic powers on Marvel's Ed Chang and Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Creative Director Jay Minn to learn the latest on this kid-friendly free-to-play coming in early 2011. We'll learn about newly revealed playable characters like Thor, the Human Torch, and Wasp, have another look at missions and gameplay, plus learn more about the built-in card game and player housing via Helicarrier. It's all in our latest preview of Marvel Super Hero Squad Online!

As of PAX Prime, Super Hero Squad Online had eighteen characters total, with more planned for launch. These characters are hot-swappable outside of mission areas, so you might, for example, use Hulk to ├╝ber jump onto a roof, then swap in Thor or Wasp to take advantage of the flight points that connect rooftops around Superhero City. Players will get four characters for free at launch.

Read the full preview of Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.


Last week we reported that Jack Emmert was appointed to the role of Cryptic CEO after John Needham departed the company to pursue other opportunities in the gaming industry. This week we know what those opportunities are. In a press release made earlier this morning, Gazillion Entertainment announced that John Needham has been named as the company's new CEO.

Previous to the position, Needham was CEO for Cryptic Studios and also held a position as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Sony Online Entertainment prior to that. Check out the official press release after the break.

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