February 22, 2013 at 09:09 PM EST

Like World of Warcraft — only with way more capes, cowls, and codpieces — Marvel Heroes is a massively multi-player online game. Unlike WoW and most titles currently defining the genre, however, it seems to be more focused on letting fans brawl with iconic comic book baddies than it is having them grind through levels or chat up townsfolk. Featuring a story penned by famed Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis, the action-driven, free-to-play entry is also aiming to deliver an authentic tale on par with anything that’s appeared on the paneled page. Of course, you won’t find any narrative depth in the following trailer because, well, it’s all about showcasing its spandex-clad stars crime-fighting skills. I’ve yet to get my hands on Marvel Heroes, but based on what I’ve seen so far, it looks like it could shake up the tired genre like a Hulk Smash to the head.

Check out the new trailer below:

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