Marvel fans have a huge weekend of gaming ahead of them. Marvel Heroes Omega is getting a big update today, bringing content from the hit Netflix series The Defenders to the game. Starting today players will be able to face off against members of The Hand to unlock a trove of limited-time, exclusive rewards. Additionally, femme fatale Elektra joins the Marvel Heroes Omega roster as the 41st playable Marvel character. To celebrate Elektra's arrival, developer Gazillion will be adding a new Hell's Kitchen loot box featuring new costumes for Elektra, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Punisher.
For those of you who have been playing Marvel Heroes Omega since it was in closed beta, you'll be happy to know that you'll have some new opportunities to grow even stronger. According to Gazillion, "players can also look forward to the imminent debut of the Omega Prestige system for Marvel Heroes Omega on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Starting soon, players may unlock "Omega Prestige" status for select heroes. Omega Prestige marks the culmination of a hero's journey and extends the leveling process considerably.
"The first hero eligible for Omega Prestige will be Spider-Man with plans to make more heroes available for Omega Prestige in future updates. Achieving Omega Prestige with Spider-Man -- and other characters down the road -- unlocks some of the most powerful and visually stunning benefits currently available in Marvel Heroes Omega. Expect more details on the Omega Prestige system and how it works on our official website soon."
If you're a Marvel fan and you haven't played Marvel Heroes Omega, you're out of excuses. The game is available now and free to play. If you can imagine a Diablo style RPG that can be played cooperatively with friends, featuring all of your favorite Marvel heroes, you'll have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you here. This is the kind of game that sucks away the lives and free time of anyone who tries it, so proceed with caution.