Lego Marvel Super Heroes
|Lego Marvel Super Heroes|
|Publisher(s)||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||NA 22 October 2013
AU 2013111313 November 2013
EU 2013111515 November 2013
NA 2013111515 November 2013
EU 2013112929 November 2013
NA 22 November 2013
EU 29 November 2013
Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a 2013 action-adventure video game that is developed by TT Games and is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The game features gameplay similar to other Lego titles, such as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, alternating between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios. The game was released under the title Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld consoles.
Following the gameplay style of past Lego titles, players will be able to control approximately 150 characters from the Marvel Universe, each with their own unique abilities. For example, Spider-Man can swing on his webs and use his spider sense while the Hulk, who is larger than the standard minifigures, can throw large objects, as well as shrink down into Bruce Banner to access computers. It has been confirmed that Galactus will be the main antagonist in the game. According to game director, Arthur Parsons, and producer, Phil Ring, one of the main settings of Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a Lego version of New York City. In addition, a Lego version of Asgard was created.
The creative team has also incorporated Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee in the game. He is a part of missions called "Stan Lee in Peril", similar to "Citizen in Peril" missions from previous games. He is also a playable character, and has several of the other characters' abilities (such as Spider-Man's webbing, a combination of Human Torch's heat beam and Cyclops's optic blast, Mr. Fantastic's ability to grapple, an adamantium skeleton when all health is depleted, and the ability to transform into a Hulk-like version of Lee).
The game begins when the Silver Surfer, herald to Galactus, is chased by S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man, and is knocked out of the sky by Doctor Doom with his surfboard shattering into several 'Cosmic Bricks' that fall onto the Earth. With these blocks containing immense power, Doom forges an alliance with Loki and gets together a band of villains to make the "Doom Ray of Doom". However, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury calls upon the superheroes of the Marvel Universe to retrieve these blocks before they get captured by other villains such as Magneto and many others.
Sandman and Abomination hold the entire Grand Central Station hostage in search of a Cosmic Brick, and it draws the attention of Iron Man and the Hulk who are later joined by Spider-Man and defeat the two villains, thus, securing the Cosmic Brick. Following that, Fury tasks Mr. Fantastic and Captain America with finding more bricks. The two skydive of the Helicarrier to the Baxter Building, under the control of Doctor Octopus. Chasing the villain, the two heroes are joined by Spider-Man again and the three defeat Doc Ock, but the Cosmic Brick is stolen by the Green Goblin who heads to Oscorp Tower. Spider-Man heads there with the aid of Black Widow and Hawkeye, but the Green Goblin escapes and the heroes are forced to deal with Venom.
After that, the Hulk, Iron Man and Wolverine team up to go to the Raft, and battle the Leader, Abomination and Sabretooth. Magneto is revealed to be a mastermind behind the mass breakout there, and quickly makes his escape from the facility. After losing his armour to Magneto, Iron Man makes his way to Stark Tower with Captain America to get a new suit. But the two are forced to deal with the Mandarin and Aldrich Killian. After, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Human Torch and Captain America go to a HYDRA base to deal with the Red Skull and defeat him.
Following that, Captain America and the Human Torch leave to meet with Wolverine and Thor to go and face Loki in Asgard. Upon arrival at the Bifrost Bridge, they find that Loki has allied with the Frost Giants. They fight their way to Loki and are forced to battle the Destroyer armour. After that, Wolverine brings the Tesseract to Professor X at the X-Mansion, but the mansion is attacked. Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, Iceman and Beast find Juggernaut and battle him there.
At this time, Nick Fury decides to initiate Operation: Latveria: to go and stop Doctor Doom. Fury and the Fantastic Four travel to Doom's castle to find him but instead battle the Green Goblin. After that, Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man face off against M.O.D.O.K. and his AIM forces under the ocean in a submarine, aided by Jean Grey. After that, Magneto uses his powers on the Statue of Liberty and unleashes it on Mr. Fantastic, Wolverine and the Hulk. The heroes battle Mastermind and even fall under his control briefly. On Asteroid M Island, Storm, Thing and Captain America battle Rhino and Mystique who is in the guise of Magneto. On Asteroid M, Doctor Doom and Loki's plan nears completion but Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man arrive to stop them. They eventually defeat Magneto. In that battle, Iron Man and Thor are incapacitated, and Spider-Man must face off against Doom with the aid of Storm, the Thing and Captain America, also defeating Doom's Doombot.
With only Loki left, he reveals his elaborate scheme to harness the power of Galactus to destroy both Earth and Asgard. As Galactus arrives, Galactus is posessed by Loki's comic brick built device. With no other options left, Fury assembles the heroes and villains together in order to defeat Galactus on the Helicarrier, splitting the combined forces into several teams. Galactus is sucked into a portal with Loki and the villains leave the Helicarrier as part of their agreement with the heroes.
In the post-credits scene, the cleanup at the Statue of Liberty is being overseen by Nick Fury. Suddenly, the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive and Fury later sees Black Panther.
- Other characters
- Axel Alonso
- Ego the Living Planet
- Joe Quesada
- Ryan Penagos as Agent M
- Tom Brevoort
Similar to Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Lego The Lord of the Rings and Lego City Undercover, Lego Marvel Super Heroes features talking minifigures, which makes it the fourth Lego game by TT Games to feature actual dialogue. The game is voice directed by Jamie Simone. A significant feature has Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Stan Lee voicing himself. The rest of the voice cast also consisted of:
- Laura Bailey - Black Cat, Black Widow, Elektra, Jean Grey, Mystique, Pepper Potts, Rescue
- Dee Bradley Baker - Doctor Octopus, Mister Fantastic, Sandman
- Troy Baker - Fandral, Groot, Hawkeye, J.A.R.V.I.S., Loki, Moon Knight, Wizard
- John Eric Bentley - Black Panther, Nick Fury, Power Man
- J.B. Blanc - Captain Britain, Heimdall, Kraven the Hunter
- Steven Blum - Abomination, A-Bomb, Beetle, Beta Ray Bill, Curt Connors, Daredevil, Lizard, Red Skull, Taskmaster, Wolverine
- Dave Boat - Bullseye, Carnage, M.O.D.O.K. Thing, Venom
- Greg Cipes - Havok, Nightmare, Shocker, Toad
- Jeffrey Combs - Leader
- John DiMaggio - Absorbing Man, Colossus, Galactus, General Thunderbolt Ross, Green Goblin (Ultimate), J. Jonah Jameson, Kingpin, Laufey, Mandarin, Odin, Rocket Raccoon, Ronan the Accuser, Super-Skrull, Thanos, Whiplash
- Robin Atkin Downes - Aldrich Killian, Arnim Zola, Punisher, Rhino, Union Jack
- Will Friedle - Archangel, Nova, Rick Jones
- James Horan - Doctor Strange
- Andrew Kishino - Falcon, Ghost Rider, Hogun, Juggernaut, Kurse, Iron Fist, Silver Samurai
- Phil LaMarr - Blade, Gambit, War Machine
- Yuri Lowenthal - Iceman
- Danielle Nicolet - Gamora, Ms. Marvel, Storm
- Nolan North - Ant-Man, Cyclops, Deadpool, Green Goblin, Magneto, Pyro, Vulture
- Adrian Pasdar - Iron Man
- Roger Craig Smith - Captain America, Human Torch
- David Sobolov - Drax the Destroyer, Electro
- Stephen Stanton - Blob, Malekith the Accursed, Sentinel
- Tara Strong - H.E.R.B.I.E., Mary Jane Watson, Polaris, She-Hulk, Sif, Statue of Liberty, Squirrel Girl, Wasp
- James Arnold Taylor - Professor Xavier, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Winter Soldier
- Fred Tatasciore - Beast, Bruce Banner, Doctor Doom, Hulk, Mysterio, Red Hulk, Volstagg
- Kari Wahlgren - Aunt May, Emma Frost, Gwen Stacy, Invisible Woman, Maria Hill, Psylocke, Spider-Woman, Viper, Jane Foster
- Travis Willingham - Dormammu, Mastermind, Sabretooth, Star-Lord, Thor
Since the game's release, Lego Marvel Super Heroes has received acclaim from critics & fans alike. IGN gave the game a 9.0 out of 10, saying, "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is the best thing to happen to Marvel games since 2006's Marvel Ultimate Alliance. It's a warm and witty, multi-layered approach to the brand that ties in hundreds of Marvel's most iconic characters, settings, and stories." Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, calling it "one of the best Marvel games this generation. " Game Informer gave the game a 9 out of 10, while Polygon gave the game an 8.5 out of 10.
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