This post is an update on the upcoming LEGO Avengers game that I pre-ordered a long time ago.... In a galaxy far, far away....
And no, I don't care that I'm quoting Star Wars when I'm making a Marvel blog post because they are both Disney IP's and thus I can say whatever I want!!!!
Onto actual stuff about the game. First, bad/sad news. The game is getting pushed back to 2016 (January 26, if you want the exact date). But it does not matter because I pre-ordered the game when I had the chance so I will (hopefully) be getting that awesome Silver Centurion minifigure.
Anyway, Good news is that the mystery of the game having 150+ playable characters has been solved. Because as a recently released trailer showed, the game will have not only a LEGO-ized version of the Avengers and it's sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it will also include Thor: the Dark World, Captain America and that movie's sequel, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and finally, Iron Man 3. However, those movies will not be featured in the main story, but like the recently released LEGO Dimensions, will feature these films in self-contained Adventure Worlds (basically they are available as bonus levels)
.Also, LEGO humor strikes again. You remember back in the first LEO Avengers HYPE post that I rambled on about the Hulk taking a Selfie? Well now, he falls in love with a chicken. Yeah. First selfies, now chickens. Unfortunately, I could not find any images of this clip so I leave a link to the second trailer (1: you have to copy/paste the link. And 2: They play the scene right at the end of the trailer).
Boom. Link. Have fun!!!
They (they being the creators of the game, TT Games) have also stated that they are pulling some stuff from the comics as well. Here's hoping we get Spider-Man in the game. Or the Guardians of the Galaxy. Either or will do. Speaking of comics, the most obscure Marvel character of all time has been confirmed in the game.
Yes. Devil Dinosaur is in the game. In case you do not know, and most people probably don't, Devil Dinosaur was a Marvel character created by Jack Kirby. Basically, the concept of Devil Dinosaur is that he was created to employ children's love of dinosaurs ("Hey, let's make a comic about a T. rex called Devil Dinosaur! All the kids would love that!"). Sadly, the comics didn't catch on, and it was discontinued. Devil Dinosaur never got his own movie or TV show, or video game (prior to LEGO Avengers). He did make a large number of cameos and supporting roles in other comics and cartoons, with his most recent appearance being in the cartoon show Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..
Hey guess what? Phil Coulson is still alive!
It's a shame Devil Dinosaur didn't catch on. But imagine another world where Devil Dinosaur got the respect he deserved, and even got his own feature length film! In that same alternate world, Spinosaurus would be the most popular dinosaur, not T. rex. But the sad truth of this reality is that Devil Dinosaur is still the most obscure character in all of Marvel and last time I checked, Tyrannosaurus Rex is still the most popular dinosaur, not Spinosaurus.
Bruce Banner at the Barton Farm!
Another new thing is random crimes. While you are in the admittedly massive over-world, random crimes will happen, which you can (optionally) solve. Kind of like the Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game tie-in, now that I am thinking about it. Speaking of the over-world, you can Free Roam in New York City, Washington D.C., Asgard (for those of you that do not know what Asgard is, it's the Norse equivalent of Heaven), the Barton Farm (pictured above), Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion, and South Africa.
And finally, there are special side missions called Agent Carter missions. Obviously, this is a semi-tie-in to the Agent Carter TV show. But the concept behind the Agent Carter missions is that a retired Agent Carter tells you about her adventures during the 1950's. The entire world changes to match the times! For example, all the cars are 50's era cars, everyone is wearing 50's era clothing, etc.
So that is it for this LEGO Avengers update. Slightly upset the game got pushed back to 2016, but still, the more news that comes out, the more hyped the game gets.
For more info go back and read the first LEGO Avengers HYPE!!!! post.