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Super Hero Squad Online: Update For May 9th, 2012

Squaddies Assemble!

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!

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Nova Takes Center Stage On The Super Hero Squad Online Card Game!

Squaddies Assemble: Nova Corps!”

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley


[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1573:]]Wednesday saw the launch of of the most anticipated super hero card game ever! The Super Hero Squad Online Card Game blasted its way into local shops and found its way into eager fans hands that had been waiting outside in anticipation! The proprietor of a local shop had this to say about the hype surrounding S.H.S.O.C.G., “I have been getting phone calls for the past two weeks about when the cards will come in. Everyday someone is asking about them. I ordered a ton of stuff and it will probably be gone by the end of the week!”

No kidding! As I picked up my Avengers vs. X-Men two player intro pack, and some boosters to go along with it, five other customers were grabbing theme decks and wiped out two boxes of boosters before I could cash out! That’s 48 packs people! I knew this was going to be big, but not that big! 

As I pondered why fans were so ravenous about the game, my daughter and I began to unwrap our haul at home. Then it hit me, as soon as I unfolded the playing mats you get with the two player intro pack. There, beside Emma Frost, Cyclops and Dr. Strange stood — Nova! Not Sam Alexander Nova, the original cosmic cop — Richard Rider Nova! The same one you can play as in Super Hero Squad Online (Hint, Hint)! Could this be why fans were burning through boxes of boosters like a cosmic blast through a Dire Wraith? No, it can’t be — could it?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1574:]]Boosters were gently torn open, so as not to ruin the codes we could use in S.H.S.O., and a bevy of heroes began to pour out. We got Hulks and Caps, Gambits and Jean Greys, but as we opened our fourth pack there it was — Nova! Again and again, Nova cards were found strewn throughout our booster packs like a sprinkling of extraordinary in a pot of awesomeness! I couldn’t believe that all I had to do to find Richard Rider prominently displayed again, was to play S.H.S.O.C.G.! This had to be why so many people were clamoring for packs! True Nova fans racing for a glimpse of their beloved character again! That, and the game is fantastic! Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike and way easier to play than most other card games on the shelves today!

So, we built our decks. The “DOC” as the Avengers and “Lil’ Thunder” as the X-Men, with a couple Nova cards thrown in for good measure! As the smile on my daughter’s face widened with every turn we played, I relished every moment of it! This was AWESOME! Time spent with my daughter and something we both enjoy — comics! Nothing is better than that! Especially if you have Nova in your deck!

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