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Marvel reportedly inks new MMO deal

Marvel reportedly inks new MMO deal

Gazillion Entertainment tabbed to handle online games series

Marvel Entertainment is no stranger to the video-game industry but in 2008, the attempt to pull Cryptic and Microsoft into a deal for a massively multiplayer online game based on the Marvel universe fell apart. It seemed, at that time, that the idea was dead, but apparently not so. Reports hit the Internet last night that Marvel has teamed up with Gazillion Entertainment for another go at an MMO based on the Marvel Universe. It is part of a multi-game deal to develop a series of online projects with the Marvel stories and characters at the core.

Gazillion, which has been in operation since 2005, has NetDevil in its stable of developers (behind the ill-fated Auto Assault MMO, and currently developing LEGO Universe and Jumpgate Evolution), though NetDevil is not the branch tapped for the Marvel project.

Gargantuan is the studio branch that will, apparently, be working with Marvel. No projected release date has been announced.

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