Marvel Super Heroes Get Their Lego On
“Avengers Assemble” just got literal.
TellTale’s Lego series of videogames have been ridiculously popular since they began in 2005 with Lego Star Wars, so it’s no surprise that the series has blossomed into an incredibly profitable one that spans across franchises from Harry Potter to Pirates of the Caribbean to Lord of the Rings. One of the most popular entries were the two Lego Batman games, so the move to adapt more comic book heroes to Lego seems like a natural one.
The game is set to offer a completely new storyline featuring over 100 of our favourite super heroes in brick form as they try to stop the nefarious plots of Loki and Galactus. “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.
This is a combination that most fans were probably not expecting; TellTale are owned by Warner Bros., who also happen to own Marvel’s nemesis, DC Comics. It appears that both sides were too keen to line their wallets with gold to let petty rivalry stand in the way, which is great news for all of us. Though no release date has been announced, it’s probably worth remembering that Iron Man 3 is due out this spring.