LEGO Batman 2 marked a turning point for the LEGO video games. It featured open-world gameplay and fully-voiced super hero characters. Now, it appears DC super heroes won't be the only ones to get the LEGO treatment.
Warner Bros., Marvel, TT Games and LEGO today announced that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be coming out this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC. It will be the first time Marvel super heroes have been depicted in LEGO video games.
“We’re very excited to bring a myriad of classic Marvel characters to life in LEGO form for some fun, family-friendly gameplay in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” said Tom Stone, managing director, of TT Games. “Players will brave the ultimate mission to save the world as they explore famous landmarks in LEGO New York and take the adventure beyond Earth to iconic locations in the Marvel Universe.”
Not much about the story has been revealed, but Marvel did tease that the "original storyline" will feature Nick Fury as he "calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds."
“Fans of both LEGO and Marvel have wanted this game for years, and we’re addressing that demand with more Marvel Universe characters than ever in a console game,” said TQ Jefferson, vice president of Games Production at Marvel. “If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy or scores of other Marvel characters, this is the game for you.”
Over 100 different characters from Marvel comics will be playable in the game, including Deadpool.