Those of you hoping to become online superheroes in the recently announced Marvel MMO game should stick to training hard and keeping their chin up – they can’t do too much anyway, since according to Marvel’s president of worldwide consumer products, Simon Philips, we won’t be getting the new game until 2012.

“It sounds like a long way away, but it’s not,” Philips said to MTV. “We’ve got to create, together with [game publisher] Gazillion, that environment that is going to be a totally immersive experience and a perpetual storytelling experience as well. We’re looking at lots of different scenarios…We’re still working on the different variations that are potentially possible,” he added.

And it makes sense: even though most of us would prefer having the game as soon as possible, I’m sure that a poor quality, unfinished piece of software wouldn’t do too much good anyway and would end up in the recycle bin, just like most of the big name MMOs released recently. It’s better to wait some more than be sorry and disappointed, right?