Marvel Heroes treks to Asia, new platforms this summer

    
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Could mean anything.

Gazillion announced this morning that it’s partnering with cloud-streaming service Ubitus to launch Marvel Heroes in South Korea and Japan this summer with China “and other Asian territories in the months to follow.” The launch includes a crapton of platforms too:

“Leveraging Ubitus’ market and service reach, the two companies will roll out localized versions of the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer action-RPG across Asia, starting with Korea. This will include releases not only for PC and Mac, but also for tablets, smart TVs and IPTV set-top boxes, via Ubitus’ GameCloud technology.”

Source: Press release. Cheers, Nordavind!
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Kaloth
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Kaloth

Soooo…. can I bring my existing characters across? There’s no way I’ll pay as much or dedicate as much time levelling heroes as I have already.
If it’s a case of starting over, I’ll just stay on the US servers kthnx. I’ve put too much into my account to toss it aside.

Denngar
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Denngar

I hope it’s not Hulk sized, as very few Japanese out here know who he is. He’s probably the least popular Avenger. I have to really pantomime and emphasize his greenness to get even good English speakers to have an idea of who he is.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

ChaosConstant Inventory management while on the commute.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Can I play this on my PS4 yet?

ChaosConstant
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ChaosConstant

Greaterdivinity I wouldn’t be surprised, since their telco networks are a lot faster and more developed than most of the world. High population density with lots of disposable income makes fiber networks a lot more commercially viable.

ChaosConstant
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ChaosConstant

Does this mean they’re bringing it to tablets stateside? The quote is a little unclear on that point.
I’ve always wanted to play Marvel Heroes on my phone/tablet! It wouldn’t be the best experience ever, but I think that, with a few UI changes, it would be doable.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

I hope Asian expansion for the game won’t result in PWE/Neverwinter/STO-style Elemental Evil game-killing grind fest “improvements” to the gameplay (which is actually pretty fun at the moment).

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

So is like…cloud gaming actually a thing in Asia? Because I know it’s bombed in the West pretty hard an Microsoft’s whole “OH EM GEE AZURE SURFURS FOR CLOUD POWA!” has basically netted dedicated servers for multiplayer/AI. So curious as to if it’s managed to get a foothold/find success in China/elsewhere in Asia.