This year will mark the beginning of Marvel's Phase Three lineup with Captain America: Civil War, arriving in theaters May 6. While we wait for that adventure to unfold in theaters, fans can play as several of the MCU heroes in a new video game entitled Marvel Heroes. A new launch trailer has just been released for the 2016 version that is available to play free online at https://marvelheroes.com/registration|MarvelHeroes.com.

Take to the rooftops with Black Cat, team up with Agent Venom, take the new and improved Deadpool for a spin (literally), or fight off the Skrull invasion in the next chapter of the Marvel Heroes story! The game has also added some new features such as controller support and Leaderboards, as well as updated some of our existing ones such as the crafting system for an improved experience... and more is yet to come! Some of the new features of this game have been listed below.

Marvel Heroes includes a "Secret Invasion Story Chapter," an adaptation of the 2008's Secret Invasion comic book event. Battle shape-shifting Skrull invaders, including the Super-Skrull and alien versions of Super Heroes, are featured in this chapter. A Fortune Card themed to the new chapter is also available. The game also features a revamped Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth has been part of the Marvel Heroes lineup since the beginning - with new animations, effects, and nine new moves added to his power set, now he's even better! A new Zen Deadpool costume is also available.

This game also features a playable Black Cat, voiced by Jennifer Hale, just as she was in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, Felicia Hardy crosses our path as the game's 55th playable character. Fans will also get an Agent Venom team-up. Once Peter's Parker high school bully, war hero Lt. Flash Thompson now hosts the Venom symbiote, ready to serve beside you. There will also be more than 50 achievements for those who play via Steam.

Starting with Captain America, Black Widow and Jean Grey, characters introduced with the initial launch of Marvel Heroes will be brought up to the more realistic visual standards of newer characters. Visual Updates for older character models will continue moving forward. The most dedicated players will be recognized, as new Leaderboards begin to be continually added. Tournaments and Seasons will grow out of this eventually, as well. In celebration of the launch of the Marvel Heroes 2016 Initiative, we've also brought back Bonus G, Chase & Halloween Costumes, our Boost Bonanza Sale, and more! You can also chime in with your thoughts on Marvel Heroes 2016 in the game's Forums. Take a look at the launch trailer below.