Marvel Super War: New hero, Namor, joins the battle

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Marvel Super War has added its first new hero since its launch last week. Check out the abilities for the new tank Namor, the half-Mutant, half-Atlantean.

Marvel Super War, the first-ever Marvel-themed MOBA (from developer NetEase), officially launched last week and I would tell you how it is, except I can’t. The highly anticipated game released only in select countries (mostly Asia) and isn’t currently available in the United States or Europe.

But I still follow the game in anticipation of its release and today I noticed that a new hero has arrived. Namor isn’t a name I’m very familiar with, but he’s a half-human and half-Atlantean who has been a member of the Avengers, Defenders and X-Men; that’s quite a resume.

Before we get into his in-game abilities, here’s a quick overview from his Marvel biography, if you’re into the whole lore thing.

"The hybrid mutant son of an Atlantean and a human, Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, is alternately loved and hated by Earth’s surface population—often depending on his own actions at the time. As Atlantean royalty who defends his homeland fiercely, Namor has a huge chip on his shoulder. Threaten Atlantis and you just might be met with a full-scale invasion. Get on Namor’s good side, though, and you’ll discover a strong-willed champion of the downtrodden."

Given his tendency to protect Atlantis and the world’s oceans, it’s fitting that Namor joins Marvel Super War has a tank. NetEase released a brief video highlighting his four abilities, but it’s kind of hard to see exactly what’s going on — especially since I haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with the game and learn what all the icons mean. In any case, check it out below.

Looking at the roster for Marvel Super War, Namor is the eighth tank. He joins Hulk, Cull Obsidian, Heimdall, Groot, Ronan, The Thing and Sandman. Unfortunately, he’s not yet listed on the site’s hero profiles, so we can’t look up the specifics of his abilities or his difficulty.

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Marvel Super War currently boasts 42 playable heroes. It’s a pretty robust roster for launch and it’ll be interesting to see how frequently NetEase adds to it.

It’s exciting to see that Marvel Super War is already being supported with new heroes, even just one week after release. Still, I’m sure most of us would rather NetEase work on bringing the game to the U.S. and Europe before they focus on adding new champions.

Currently, Marvel Super War is only available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The developer has not yet announced a release date for any other country, which is pretty darn frustrating as there are many Marvel fans who are dying to play this game.