Super Hero Squad Online flies to Comic-Con

If you like your superhero MMOs a bit more kid-friendly than DC Universe Online and a bit more ... actually-in-development than Marvel Universe Online, expect a treat at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Gazillion will be showing off Super Hero Squad Online at Marvel's booth with "dozens of Marvel's iconic Super Heroes, combat missions, and social spaces all available for all con-goers to play."

Gazillion will also be showing off the game's headquarters system, touted as the most "in-depth housing system ever created for an MMO." We're unclear why the big push for a superhero MMO wouldn't be the "flying around" system or the "punching things really hard" system, but there you go.

If you're going to look up the game at SDCC, we've got all the info you need after the break.
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Marvel Fans, Assemble! Everyone Can Play Super Hero Squad Online at the Marvel Entertainment Booth at San Diego Comic-Con


SAN MATEO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazillion Entertainment, a leading developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games for all ages, today revealed that the action-packed Super Hero Squad Online will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con in the Marvel Entertainment booth. Dozens of Marvel's iconic Super Heroes, combat missions, and social spaces will all be available for all con-goers to play.

The action doesn't stop there! In a world premiere, Super Hero Squad Online's fully customizable headquarters system will be unveiled. Players can kit out their personal headquarters, based on the iconic S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, with collections of trophies earned by completing quests and mini-games. Additionally, players will be able to choose from hundreds of different items to customize their personal HQ. Once players are done customizing, they can watch their HQ come alive with a realistic physics system that allows them and their friends to interact with their creations.

"Super Hero Squad Online has the most in-depth housing system ever created for an MMO," said Jason Robar, Vice President and Studio Manager for The Amazing Society. "Combining hundreds of items, realistic physics and the unique personalities of the Super Hero Squad members makes an unforgettable experience. We're looking forward to sharing it with all Comic-Con attendees."

San Diego Comic-Con highlights include:

Marvel fans will be able to play Super Hero Squad Online for the first time at the Marvel Entertainment Booth # 2329.

Developers from The Amazing Society will be holding a panel on Sunday, July 25th from 10:00am – 11:00am in Room 7AB, entitled "Super Hero Squad Online: How We Built the First All Ages Marvel MMO." Join the team for a fun and interactive Q&A!

Additionally, Super Hero Squad Online team members will also be participating in the Marvel Animation Panel on Friday, July 23rd from 12:45pm - 1:45pm in Room 6BCF.

About Super Hero Squad Online

Based on Marvel's Super Hero Squad intellectual property that has spawned a wildly popular action figure line and smash-hit animated series, the game draws upon the 5,000-plus iconic heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe. Super Hero Squad Online offers players the chance to team up with friends as they engage in exhilarating combat, show off their decked-out squad in the game's social spaces, collect thousands of items, and explore interactive environments based on classic and new Marvel worlds.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.