Game makers Gazillion have released the Fiftieth fully unique playable character Marvel Heroes 2015 – War Machine – and announced another new developments in the game, including the chance to team up with super villain Carnage and the arrival of the X-Men’s iconic “Danger Room”.
“War Machine is ferocious,” says Anthony Gallegos, Game Designer for Gazillion. “He isn’t naturally imbued with powers, but as a soldier he’s trained to be adaptable. You see this in him in Marvel Heroes 2015 in the way that he utilizes a much wider arsenal than many other heroes. One look at his signature move is enough to make you glad he’s one of the good guys.”
Though some might be quick to assume that War Machine and Iron Man play as essentially the same character, that simply is not the case. “Iron Man is elegant, almost like a dancer in his combat, while War Machine really lives up to his name,” says Gallegos. “There’s less grace in his moves, but they come across as powerful, with a greater sense of physicality to them. Iron Man might shoot you with repulsors and his unibeam before you can shoot back, but War Machine will blast you with rockets, slice you with chainsaws, and then nuke you into next Thursday.”
Another development in the game include an opportunity for player to team up with Spider-Man foe Carnage. During 2014’s AXIS event in the Marvel comics, the homicidal Carnage – perhaps Spider-Man’s deadliest enemy – showed signs of being a hero. Now’s your chance to take that to the next level, as he fights beside you as a Team-Up character with a plethora of symbiotic weaponry and some killer voiceover work.
If you’ve played as X-Force character Cable since the launch of Marvel Heroes, you know his breadth of abilities doesn’t extend quite as far as other, more recently released heroes. That changes with his new character review, including several new moves and powers.
“He’s no longer just a guy with a gun, but instead has viable ways to play him that take advantage of his psionic abilities and his lesser-known use of a pscimitar,” says Gallegos. Even better, you can now play in his new Marvel NOW! Costume that originated in the 2013 comic series, CABLE AND X-FORCE.
Along with this development of Cable comes the addition of Professor X’s iconic “Danger Room” training room comes to Marvel Heroes 2015! Engage in a number of challenges with random factors such as the enemies you fight and the very environment that surrounds you – it might just change right before your eyes.
• Check out the game at https://marvelheroes.com
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.