Warner Bros. Announces "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" Game

Tue, January 8th, 2013 at 8:01am PST | Updated: January 8th, 2013 at 8:37am

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UPDATE 1/08/2012 8:25 AM PT: Game Informer has posted an announcement video that contains some footage of the game in progress. Thanks to CBR Forum member Derek Metaltron for the heads up!


Warner Bros. Interactive and developer TT Games are about to give the Marvel Universe the LEGO treatment -- "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" has just been announced with a Fall 2013 release date for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. According to the game's official press release, "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" has an original storyline where Nick Fury recruits Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes to save the Earth against Loki, Galactus and more.

“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 Marvel Entertainment Vice President of Games Production TQ Jefferson via press release.  “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.”

The press release states more than 100 characters are unlockable in the game across the Marvel Universe and specifically cites Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus.

Although a Marvel LEGO game isn't entirely unexpected -- TT Games has developed LEGO games for every major LEGO license including "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Lord of the Rings" and the DC Universe -- it's certainly a surprise to see DC parent company Warner Bros. teaming up with Marvel for a product. Warner Interactive and TT Games' "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" introduced an open world and voice acting to the LEGO franchise. While further details about "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" have yet to be revealed, it's likely fans will get a taste of what gameplay will be like in the developer's Wii U exclusive LEGO title "LEGO City Underground" later this year.

"LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" hits stores Fall 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.


Official Press Release

Marvel Super Heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announced today that LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes will be available beginning Fall 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii U™ system and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ handheld system, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.  LEGOMarvel Super Heroes is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature famous Marvel characters.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes complements the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eight iconic scenes from the X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-Man franchises available and more construction sets tied to the new Iron Man 3 feature film will launch later this spring. 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes offers an original storyline in which Nick Fury 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.  LEGO and Marvel fans will enjoy classic LEGO videogame adventure and humor, while playing as their favorite Marvel characters.

“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, TT Games Publishing. “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.”

“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, Games Production, Marvel Entertainment.  “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.”

In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, players will unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus!  The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  For more information, please visit http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lego-marvel-super-heroes.

About TT Games
TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventuresand BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit marvel.com.

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group (www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children.  The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of  The LEGO Group.  © 2013 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES software © 2013 TT Games Publishing Ltd. Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and theMinifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group.  TM & © 2013 MARVEL & Subs. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.

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