When it comes to pop culture, superheroes rule the day, as evidenced by their ever-increasing presence on both big and small screens. And, while gaming isn’t as cluttered with action games starring self-made, mutated or genetically modified heroes, it’s not being left out of the party.
Today marks the official release of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, a game that celebrates superheroes and Marvel itself, by combining story elements from multiple films. The lengthy list includes, but is not limited to, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and the two Captain America films.
“LEGO Marvel’s Avengers celebrates the thrilling world of Avengers as only a LEGO game can,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Players of all ages will be able to experience their favorite Marvel moments in a brand new way, through six different blockbuster films across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also exploring an incredible amount of classic Avengers characters and content from famed Marvel Comics, all with our unique LEGO style and humor. It’s an epic combination for fans and newcomers alike.”
“Both the LEGO and Marvel brands appeal to fans of all ages through a multitude of retail, media and interactive channels,” said Peter Phillips, EVP/GM, Interactive & Digital Distribution, Marvel Entertainment. “With the incredible success of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, focusing on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and stories in LEGO Marvel’s Avengers was a natural fit for fans and the business.”
Boasting more than 200 playable characters, eight different hubs to explore and protect, and unique team-up moves, this is quite possibly the biggest LEGO game yet.
Stay tuned for our review of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, which is currently in the works. Our review code was delayed due to something out of our control.