LEGO Marvel's Avengers has exclusive DLC with Sony
Sony is partnering with TT games for some exclusive goodies. LEGO Marvel's Avengers will be getting free DLC exclusively for PS4 and PS3. The news comes from the game's director, Arthur Parsons. PlayStation gamers will be able to access two additional movies of content.
"LEGO Marvel's Avengers is getting some free DLC content exclusively for all PS4 and PS3 players. What's even more awesome is that the content is based on the brilliant Marvel's Ant-Man movie and also one of my most anticipated films of 2016, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War."
The Captain America: Civil War Character Pack will include nine characters from the upcoming film. This list includes: Captain America, Iron Man (Mark 46 armor), Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Crossbones, and Agent 13.
These characters will be available to take into the main game as well. The DLC will be released at launch on January 26th.
Meanwhile, the Ant-Man character and level pack will include a new level (no further details were given as to what specific scene). Eleven characters will be playable, including: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Ant-Man (Hank Pym), Ant-Thony (Flying Ant), Cassie Lang, Darren Cross, Luis, The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), and Yellow Jacket. This DLC content will not be available until spring of 2016.
How big of a deal this is may depend on when this content will be released for the other platforms, and what the price will be. Console-exclusive DLC has been common practice over the years. Titles like Call of Duty would offer early map access on Xbox platforms, while Sony would get exclusive side missions in the Assassin's Creed series.
Does this sway you to purchase the game instead of the weekend rental route? Normally I rent LEGO titles, but being a Marvel nerd, the DLC release in the spring may warrant a purchase for me. Share your thoughts in the comments!