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Marvel Characters to go MMOG with Gazillion

Gazillion Ent. entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with Marvel Ent. to develop and publish MMO games featuring Marvel's iconic universe of more than 5,000 superheroes, including elements from its films and animated series. The first game in development is a casual MMO for younger audiences based on Marvel's SUPER HERO SQUAD property. SUPER HERO SQUAD features an exciting, super-stylized look for the greatest superheroes, including Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Fantastic Four, Captain America and many others.

In addition, Gazillion will be developing and publishing MARVEL UNIVERSE, a MMO for PC and consoles. Further details on MARVEL UNIVERSE will be released in the upcoming months.

"Marvel's library features a large and world-renowned stable of characters, making it tailor made for massively multiplayer entertainment that will appeal to a wide audience eager for more opportunities to interact with these iconic character franchises," said Simon Philips, president, worldwide consumer products for Marvel. "Gazillion's excellence in casual and AAA MMOs makes this an ideal partnership to fully leverage this powerful entertainment arena, bringing fans an exciting, interactive experience with the Marvel brand."

With team members from Apple, Blizzard Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and many other leading companies, Gazillion has assembled talent from across the landscape of MMOs, console video games, animated feature films and technology to address the mission of building breakthrough MMOs capable of resonating with wide audiences. Privately held and backed by leading venture capitalists, Gazillion is comprised of four wholly-owned production studios as well as publishing, operations and an innovative online payments group.

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