It seems that TT Games has been putting out at least two LEGO adaptation titles for the last two years now (with last year seeing the release of LEGO Batman 2 and LEGO The Lord of the Rings), and with LEGO City Undercover having already been announced for release on the Wii U (and being published by Nintendo as well) this year, it's not surprising that this year will also see the release of at least two more games.
Warner Bros., the publisher behind the two aforementioned LEGO titles, has announced that TT Games is developing LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, of which will be the first LEGO game to feature superheroes from Marvel. Accordingly, the game will feature an original storyline that has Nick Fury enlisting the help of many of the super heroes in the Marvel Universe to save Earth from Loki and Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds.
The game is said to have more than a 100 characters to unlock, including all of the fan favorites such as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and even Galactus, among many others. You can expect lots of traditional LEGO gameplay in the way of solving puzzles, action sequences, and lots of collecting. No word on whether the game will have an open world setting or if the game will have fully voice-acted scenes, but seeing as the last two LEGO games had both, it seems likely for this one as well.
What's interesting about all this is that Warner Bros. actually owns DC Entertainment (the parent company of DC Comics and thus the parent company of the Batman franchise), so publishing the LEGO Batman games is a logical and obvious decision for them. However, Marvel Comics is a competing brand to DC, so to see Warner Bros. license a LEGO game based on their direct competitor's properties (which they would be publishing) is an interesting move on their part indeed.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is set to release on all major consoles and handhelds next Fall.
Are you looking forward to playing as Marvel superheroes in LEGO form?