By: Chris "DOC" Bushley
That's right, the "DOC" and "Lil' Thunder" are finally back with a veritable cornucopia of updates from everyone's favorite MMO — Super Hero Squad Online!
Last week, literally hours before the midnight movie release of Avengers, S.H.S.O. was taken over by Loki! Not only had he taken over Asgard the week before, but now Baxter Plaza and the Daily Bugle boards are utterly destroyed! Strewn with crashed Skrull ships and ice from the Frost Giants, Loki has made every hero tremble at his power!
But Nick Fury is there to guide you along the way to defeating the new and improved "movie" Loki, and he's brought some friends to help out the situation! Who better to reign justice down on the head of Loki than his thunderous brother! Yes, Avenger Thor is now available to purchase for 600 gold! But that's not all! Avenger Iron Man rockets through the skies and into your squad for a whopping 1,200 gold! And, just released today, Avenger Hulk can join your quest for 600 gold as well!
Wow, that's a lot of new characters to add to your squad! Well, wait! There is a limited time sale going on for some of the more feminine characters S.H.S.O. has to offer. Right now you can buy Spider-Girl or Emma Frost for a measly 300 gold each! We highly recommend Spider-Girl as she can both wall climb and swing through the ravaged streets of Baxter Plaza with ease! Really cool character that has good ol' dad's "spider-sense" as well!
But wait, there's more! There is a new Loki mission that pits you against the Skrulls and the Frost Giants that will only set you back a mere 200 gold. But if you don't want to spend all your money on missions, there is a free one at Baxter Plaza that is pretty cool as well! All you have to do is approach the Casket of Ancient Winters to enter the mission. It will ask you if you want to join the mission and you will be automatically teamed with any other squad standing by the Casket. But the coolest part is that the mission actually takes place in the Baxter Plaza board itself! For the first time you can battle those stinking Skrulls on your home turf! Unlike the free mission you can get in Asgard, where you get the Cosmic Cube after defeating Loki, the Baxter mission has no reward. Well, except playing it that is!
So, who hasn't been playing the Super Hero Squad Online Card Game? You have to check it out! Very easy play for all the little Squaddies and tons of fun for the whole family! Plus, every pack has a code to redeem in game for packs of virtual cards! You can't beat that, unless you get a "loot" card like we did! No extra characters for us, but a cool Thor statue we got to place in our headquarters! Hey, "Lil' Thunder" loves it — and that's all that counts!
So, fight the good fight Squaddies, and keep a look out for Avenger Black Widow and Hawkeye to be released soon! As always we will keep you informed! Now, go Hero Up!