Well guys, New York Comic-Con is upon us. Are you ready for all of the excitement?  To start off my trail of infamy, I bring you an announcement from Gazillion Entertainment! Gazillion, who publishes browser based games, is introducing the addition of plenty of Marvel Universe characters to its Super Hero Squad Online lineup.  This free to play game will be showcased at NYCC at the Marvel Entertainment booth (#654). Be sure to check it out if you’re going to be there. I wish I could be. Comic book characters and video games? What could beat that!?

 

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Gazillion Entertainment Announces New Content and Characters for

Super Hero Squad Online and Marvel Universe at New York Comic-Con!

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Oct. 11, 2010 – Gazillion Entertainment, a leading developer, publisher and operator of premium browser-based games, today revealed that the action-packed Super Hero Squad Online will be showcased during New York Comic-Con at the Marvel Entertainment booth #654. This free-to-play browser-based MMO allows the player to play as dozens of different Marvel Heroes, including the Super Hero Squad versions of the day-walking vampire Blade and the master of mysticism, Dr. Strange.

 

Super Hero Squad Online has a huge host of game worlds and missions to explore and conquer! Traverse the city streets or jump down into the sewers of Villainville, discover The World Tree and other landmarks in Asgard, fly through the sky of the Daily Bugle or scale the walls while exploring Baxter Plaza.  Players can actively engage in daily combat missions, fighting foes such as the floating freak MODOK in “MODOK Mo’ Problems” or beating up the big green goober Abomination in “Abomination Obliteration”.

 

With Super Hero Squad Online’s collectible card system, players build their own personalized decks with iconic Marvel Super Heroes and powers; pit them against friends in the game world, and gain experience and coins to use in game.  Additionally, players earn more epic cards by completing quests and mini-games or purchasing limited-edition cards online. Choose from hundreds of different cards, create the ultimate deck and defeat any and all challengers.

 

Fans can play the game entirely for free or subscribe to unlock additional Super Heroes, missions and rooms for the HQ. Spin the Prize Wheel for additional in-game Gold, Silver and items. Thisfree online kids game is instantly accessible from most browsers without lengthy downloads, so it’s fast and easy for families to jump in and start having fun.

 

During New York Comic-Con, fans can stop by the Marvel Booth to get a free code for a playable Psylocke while supplies last. By picking up a postcard and Psylocke code, players can also enter a contest to win Dr. Strange! Throughout the month of October Super Hero Squad Online will be hosting a number of promotions, Halloween themed activities, brand new missions, heroes, contests and challenges for fans to enjoy!

 

“With the amount of content, features and updates we are unleashing during the month of October, we are shouting to the world, we are all done with Beta! We are LIVE!” stated Jay Minn, VP, Studio Director of Gazillion’s Seattle-based studio, The Amazing Society.

 

New York Comic-Con highlights include:

 

  • Be your favorite Super Hero and get hands-on time with the first Marvel massive online browser based game for all ages.

 

  • Marvel Games Panel at 1:15pm on Saturday, 10/15:  Gain new insight into Super Hero Squad Online, hear Gazillion’s President David Brevik discuss Marvel Universe and find out what new character he unveils from the game!

 

  • Contest and Giveaways: Win t-shirts, exclusive in-game characters and more by stopping by the booth in your best Marvel super hero costume!

 

For more information about Super Hero Squad Online please visit www.heroup.com.

 

About Gazillion Entertainment

Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion’s games feature revered brands and original properties, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Gazillion has development studios in California and Washington. For more information on Gazillion and its studios please visitwww.gazillion.com.

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).  Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.  Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.