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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Puts the Team Together

| 12 Jun 2013 01:03

Traveller's Tales upcoming LEGO game will unite Marvel's heroes against the threat of Loki and his pointy hats.

It's hard to imagine LEGO games getting any more epic than Lord of the Rings, but Traveller's Tales might have a shot with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. We already know that the game will feature vistas from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and will host over 100 playable characters. Now an E3 trailer is raising the stakes with threats that only the combined might of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Captain America, and more have a hope of defeating. On the bright side, if our heroes fail, at they can be reconstructed to make another attempt.

By and large, the trailer follows the ingredients checklist that made the LEGO franchise so successful. Iconic characters in block form? Check. Prop comedy? Check. Battles with massive bosses? Definite check. What's really impressive though, after years of licensing agreements, is finally seeing all of Marvel's heroes together in cinematic-themed environments. Also, while I still find voice-acting in a LEGO game to be out of place, I have to admit that Loki's performance is spot-on, and Marvel's heroes reflect their archetypes quite nicely.

The latest LEGO superhero game will launch for PC and all current-gen consoles and handhelds sometime this Fall.

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