Players can now burn up the playing field as the Human Torch.
Okay, so you might hear of players "heating up" the leaderboards, but how often do you get to see that phrase manifest physically? Somebody at Gazillion must've been pondering this lately, because with today's new Marvel Heroes update 1.11, we receive Fantastic Four member the Human Torch as a playable character.
The Human Torch boasts 25 unique powers and multiple build options. He's not the only addition to be ushered in with this patch, though. According to the Marvel Heroes patch notes, a host of other new things is happening as well. Eternity Splinters, which will drop from any enemy in the game, will allow players to now unlock heroes in any order they choose. Midtown Patrol, will see players protecting Manhattan's citizens in a zone that's a little more lively than your usual superhero's beat. And then, of course, there are your usual bug fixes and balance fix-ups.
Gazillion have simultaneously released a developer diary, featuring thoughts from several of the designers who contributed to the Human Torch as well as some in-game footage of the new character. Check it out below. Man, I can't wait to deliver literal burns to my opponents.