It’s not exactly City of Heroes, but SilverHelm Studios’ futuristic superhero MMORPG Valiance Online is definitely looking to tap into that same aesthetic and feel. With what looks to be a very robust character creator, Valiance Online could scratch that independent superhero itch that the licensed IPs in Marvel Heroes and DC Universe Online don’t quite provide.

Today’s dev blog confirmed that Valiance Online would be free to play, while also letting interested players in on what the team has been up to lately, wrapping up a successful pre-alpha and preparing for alpha and early access on Steam. There’s a lot devoted to character generation — want to have parts of your body missing? — and the visual look of the game, along with its feature-rich website, which will contain profiles of every player character in the game.

SilverHelm also plans on making a series of comics to showcase important NPCs and help players learn about how they came to be the men, women, and aliens, as well as providing backstory on the game world, which exists in the 22nd century and includes interstellar travelers, alternate realities, and dinosaurs. Check it all out on the Valiance Online site.

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  1. Adrian on October 6, 2016

    Looked them up. On their previous website it says they are doing this as volunteers. They seem to be on good terms with the devs from Project Gorgon (another great game i hold in high regards) and using Gorgon server. Gotta admire a labor of love. Can we vote on game studio of the year?

  2. the dushe!!! on October 5, 2016

    its shit game ugly and years behinde,, and its build in a garage!! 3ppl development. better off staying away from this

  3. Brian W. Dieter on October 5, 2016

    I always wanted to say that (mounted). I will gladly give this game a try. There are not enough superhero games.

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  5. Denis on October 5, 2016

    I loved DC universe online and Champions online, so if this goes free to play I definetly give it a try

    • -GG-TheSecondJoker on October 5, 2016

      I was about to say that but I found your comment. I hope this will be as good as the games you mentioned (which I both loved) since there are way too few superhero themed MMORPGs nowadays

    • Adrian on October 6, 2016

      Same for me. Definitely gonna give it a go.

  6. Jafarson on October 4, 2016

    ugly…. looks like PS1 game

    • LAMBDA471 on October 5, 2016

      But PS1 games were player before you were born, how could you know that?-

      • LAMBDA471 on October 5, 2016

        player -> played8

      • Jafarson on October 5, 2016

        i’m from 90’s

      • ASD on October 5, 2016

        I don’t get why graphics means a thing. I gave up on consoles because consoles this generation just killed console gaming for me. But PC gaming is alright but I wasn’t from the 90s but I can stand the ps1 graphics I don’t mind them.

  7. Merkadis on October 4, 2016

    I think i’ll put this to my watch list.