Human Torch now being added to Marvel Heroes post-launch

We're committed to making each hero in Marvel Heroes as fun to play as we possibly can, and last summer we took the decision to expand and improve on every hero in the game. Every hero was given extra powers, more animations, more visual effects - more of everything.

Of course, improving every hero meant every hero now takes longer to make. Earlier this year we announced that four of our original launch heroes would now be added to the game post-launch - Emma Frost, Luke Cage, Nova and Squirrel Girl. Today we unfortunately have to announce that Human Torch will now be added to Marvel Heroes after launch.

We're sorry to all Human Torch (and Fantastic Four!) fans for the delay, but we believe it'll be worth it to make him a great character in Marvel Heroes. We can confirm he'll be the first hero to be added to Marvel Heroes after launch.

As of today, the Starter Pack and Marvel Classic Premium Pack featuring Human Torch have been withdrawn from the Founders Program. The Ultimate Pack remains on sale.

Human Torch Starter Pack purchasers:

  • When Early Game Access begins for Starter Pack owners (June 2nd) your account will receive all the items and currency included with your Starter Pack, except for Human Torch and his costumes.
     
  • When Human Torch is finished and added to the game, he will be unlocked in your roster automatically. Costumes included in the Starter Pack for Human Torch will be added to your account too.
     
  • Remember, you will have access to a free Starter Hero from a choice of five when you first play Marvel Heroes.
     

Marvel Classic Premium Pack purchasers:

  • When Early Game Access begins for Premium Pack owners (May 31st) your account will receive all the items, heroes and costumes included with your Premium Pack, except for Human Torch and his costumes.
     
  • When Human Torch is finished and added to the game, he will be unlocked in your roster automatically. Costumes included in the Premium Pack for Human Torch will be added to your account too.
     
  • Remember, you will have access to a free Starter Hero from a choice of five when you first play Marvel Heroes.
     

Ultimate Pack purchasers:

  • When Early Game Access begins for Ultimate Pack owners (May 28th) your account will receive all the items, heroes and costumes included with your Ultimate Pack, except for Human Torch and his costumes.
     
  • When Human Torch is finished and added to the game, he will be unlocked in your roster automatically. Costumes included in the Ultimate Pack for Human Torch will be added to your account too.
     

Depending on when you purchased your Starter, Premium or Ultimate Pack, all offers available at the time of your purchase will be applied to your account when your Early Game Access begins. This includes any bonus currency, and additional characters if applicable (ie, Cyclops and Jean Grey from our Valentine's Day promotion).

Again, we're sorry to all Human Torch fans about the delay, but we're working to ensure he's a great character to play! If you have any further questions about a Founders Pack purchase, please login to your Profile here on MarvelHeroes.com and click the 'Support' button to contact Customer Support.