LEGO Marvel's Avengers comes to New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con 2015 has come and gone. Javitts Center was briefly the epicenter of gaming, pop culture, comics, anime, entertainment, and of course, cosplay. The show floor was bigger than last year's event, expanding not only the building's individual square footage, but also over to the Hammerstein Ballroom. From games, artists, and comics, to some of the hottest panels could be seen.
The variety of panels peaked many interests, but on Friday, October 9th, the Main Stage called out to all Lego lovers. Marvel Games and TT Games brought the house down with news on their upcoming title, LEGO Marvel's Avengers. Arthur Parsons (Game Director, TT Games), Bill Rosemann (Creative Director, Marvel Games) and Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) were introduced to the stage by Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director, Marvel Digital). They were all excited and ready to share news.
Here's everything we learned about LEGO Avengers during the NYCC panel
Adventure like never before, open-world... has never been so good
You'll explore Manhattan, the Barton Farm, Asgard, Malibu, the Shield Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and of course, South Africa in this new Lego game. There's supposed to be adventure like never before, and open-world exploration that has never been so good.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers will draw on content from the comics, the Agent Carter television series, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Man 3 films. That is a ton of content jam-packed into this January 26th release for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U.
Ask and you shall receive
Fans over Twitter asked for more and more characters, so TT Games kept adding. Parsons announced over 200+ characters with more powers to the roster. That's 100 more than LEGO Marvel's Superheroes!
Characters will have individual finishing moves, combos, and smart bombs. Characters like Quicksilver, can create multiple versions of himself, run up buildings, and run faster than Iron Man flies! Plus, Scarlet Witch and Vision will be joined by new characters: Wiccan from Young Avengers, Detroit Steel and America Chavez from A-Force. We're also seeing Sam Wilson as Captain America, and even Agent Carter.
We'll see the Hulkbuster, Iron Pigs, chickens and even more Stan Lee.
Imagine Iron Stan and the Stanbuster!
The movie threads and over 23 actors have been brought in for an authentic Marvel experience. Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) voice their famous characters, and even Ashley Johnson reprises her role as the waitress. As mentioned before with content from the various films, they will appear as levels throughout the game. In order to tie all these levels together, comic artists were tasked with creating comic panels to appear between levels.
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I absolutely cannot wait until January 26th to get my hands on LEGO Marvel's Avengers. Not only am I a fan of the films and comics, I am also a huge Lego lover (minus stepping on them barefoot).
Be sure to check in with us upon release for game guides to assist you on your journey!