As we get closer to the release of Lego Marvel’s Avengers more details are emerging on characters and game-play.
The game which is due out early next year, will feature a star studded array of characters from the Marvel universe. With Marvel only coming in toys-to-life form to Disney Infinity (rather than Lego Dimensions) this is the only way you’ll have these heroes in Lego form any time soon. The final game will bring over 250 unlockable characters drawn from all far corners of the Marvel universe. It will also feature content from various different Marvel films including The Avengers, Age of Ultron, The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Along with this Marvel news comes a new feature back in Lego Dimensions. The Hire-a-Hero option may have slipped under the radar with the arrive of Doctor Who in Wave 2 of the game. However it’s something quite revolutionary. Breaking with tradition in the toys-to-life sector, which rarely lets console gamers access characters without a toy purchase, Lego Dimensions lets you try out Wave 1 characters for just a bunch of studs (the game’s currency). This not only adds more way to play but will save players money if they only want to access particular levels.
It will be interesting to see how Skylanders and Disney Infinity respond. Both those games have dipped their toe in giving access to characters without buying toys, but this has been restricted to the mobile versions of the experience. Perhaps we’ll be able to hire Skylanders and Star Wars characters before too long as well. The final piece of the Lego Marvel Avenger’s puzzle is how the portable versions will work. Phil Ring teased that there is something special coming for Lego Marvel’s Avengers on 3DS this time round, “there’s some very cool innovation we are really pushing the tech. Something we’ve never done in a Lego game before”. But so far no further news.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is set to land on January 26th 2016 in the US with a ton of new characters and content spanning the entirely of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but which character do you want to see in the new game?
Source News: Forbes