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Comic for: May 20th, 2010
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Super Hero Squad Online: "A Little Too Cute?"
Posted: Thursday May 20th, 2010 by

I read last night that Marvel's Super Hero Squad was set to be translated into a web-based MMO. Well, I'm a sucker for "cute". So, this has my name written all over it.

Now, I've never seen the Super Hero Squad cartoon, but I have seen the toys. I've even considered buying some of them for theKid. They're just so damn "cute". And, the intention, as far as I can tell, is to translate this level of cute into the game.

Super Hero Squad Online will be coming to PCs and Macs (via browsers) early next year and will launch with 50 characters. Players will have to collect and unlock heroes to join their "squad". Players can also team up with with up to four other players to take on combat missions (instances). [more info]

From what I saw in the trailer it seems the game, like the cartoon, is targeted at younger players. And where 1Up believes the game will still appeal to Marvel fans, I have some doubts. It may be a bit too cutesy to really speak to comic-goers. I could be wrong about that, I don't know that culture well enough. This is just me telling you my gut feeling. Personally, I'll be all over the game. At least until the monthly subscription fee kicks in and I decide to just buy theKid the SHS toys and play with them myself while he's at school.

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