The superhero character models teased by Gazillion Games over the past several months finally came alive today in a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming free-to-play Marvel Heroes MMO RPG by Diablo's David Brevik and written by Marvel's Brian Michael Bendis. Showcasing the combat of Captain America, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Black Widow, Colossus, Wolverine, Magneto and the Hulk, the gameplay trailer is framed by a menacing cinematic starring the game's main bad dude: A Cosmic Cube-toting Doctor Doom.

From the looks of things, Marvel Heroes gameplay will probably resonate with players who got into Activision's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series. Despite characters rocking their most iconic looks in the trailer, Gazillion has also been hammering home how intense the game's customization options will be, stating in PR that "Fans will be able to completely customize their characters by constructing costumes taken from each hero's rich history, choosing from a huge array of super powers for each character, and finding thousands of other items."

Interestingly, IGN reports that switching up costume features doesn't have to literally alter a given character's appearance. Basically, players will be able to have the benefits of swapped stats without having to alter their character's look.

So far just a few gameplay locations have been revealed, including the Savage Land, Hell's Kitchen and Mutant Town.

Like Gazillion's kid-friendly Super Hero Squad Online, Marvel Heroes will come with social areas, including Midtown Manhattan and the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning where "players can meet up with other players, discover missions, and buy items from legendary Marvel characters." Hopefully that monetization aspect won't hamper the otherwise F2P title with oppressive reminders that, yes, players can spend their money ala that other free online game, Marvel: Avenger's Alliance. Jeff Lind of Secret Identity told IGN, "You will be able to play the entire game, everything we have, without ever paying us a dime," so maybe things are looking up for fans sans tons of cash.

Check out the first gameplay trailer for the Marvel Heroes MMO below:


[Via Marvelheroes]