It might come as a surprise to some, but plans for a fully interactive Marvel RPG game is not something of a new idea. In fact, plans for such a game were already being discussed long before the Walt Disney Company decided to purchase Playdom, the game's developer.
With games like Farmville and Mob Wars proven successful on Facebook, it is no wonder that Marvel and Playdom would want to eventually introduce a Facebook game that would combine the element of RPG that would feature over one-hundred Marvel characters. The biggest difference between this game and other RPGs found on Facebook is that this one has a very deep story line.
We caught up with the game's Vice President of Studio Operations for Playdom Michael Rubinelli, and Robert Reichner, Senior Producer at Playdom for more information about the game itself.
This game is very important to Marvel. We need[ed] a brand new story, so we went with a global event called "the pulse." You come in as a SHIELD AGENT and as soon as you are finished training "The pulse hits."
What is the pulse? The pulse is a huge crisis that is gradually making many of the villains on earth stronger and more powerful. In the beginning you are thrown into the midst of battle. There are villains everywhere. All villains are trying to take advantage of this pulse. Playdom worked with Marvel and decided to create a brand new story arc. The game will feature a total of 28 heroes not including your very own agent, customizable agent.== TEASER ==
Throughout the course of the game players will have the ability to gather together a team of heroes. The company has, so far, included a total of 130 characters counting the henchmen, villains and heroes and the player will have the ability to build a team from a roster of 28 available heroes. Not only will players have the ability to customize their SHIELD Agents, they will be able to customize their entire game as well as the members of their strike team. Playdom and Marvel have revealed the following characters that will be appearing in the upcoming game:
Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye Hulk, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor, Wolverine, Human Torch, The Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, Colossus, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Storm.