The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 announcement trailer is released, hinting at a huge open-world and a massive character roster. Developer TT Games and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive teased LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch last week.
In the first, full-length LEGO Marvel Super Hero 2 trailer, TT Games and Warner Bros. offer Marvel fans a look at what to expect from the super hero action title. It reveals that Kang the Conqueror will star as the antagonist as he aims to become the ruler of the world, and is bringing all of the realities of the Marvel Universe to one city, called Chronopolis.
It’s here where a whole host of famous Marvel characters will meet and work together. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is set to have a much larger open-world than the original LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, with TT Games having promised more levels, missions and plenty of things to do in its open-world environment. The full scope of that is probably quite difficult to show in just one trailer, but it has been confirmed that the game will at least take players to Star-Lord’s ship.
Speaking of Star-Lord, plenty of famous faces from Marvel’s blockbuster movies feature in the trailer, including Groot (who can also turn into Baby Groot in the game) and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast (Star-Lord, Gamora et. al). As well as that, other popular characters include Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and many more.
The full roster is set to be over 180-characters strong, and so TT and Warner Bros. could be forgiven for not giving everyone ample time. However, some fans are still concerned that some characters will get more focus than others. Each character will have their own abilities (Star-Lord has gravity mines while Groot and Rocket can team up to take out foes, for example) and there’s a fear that characters who are less well-known will be less fun to play, having received less development attention.
They may also point out that since many well-known Marvel characters are getting their own games (LEGO Marvel Avengers already exists, while a new Avengers game is in the work at Crystal Dynamics), it would be unfair if Avengers and Guardians characters got the most attention.
With more voice work than ever also being promised, it seems that the developer is doing its bit to make sure that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will offer fun (and funny moments) for all players, no matter who their favorite Marvel character is. But fans’ concerns are understandable, and hopefully TT Games and Warner Bros. will release plenty more information and trailers before the game’s release in order to put those doubts to bed once and for all.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 releases on November 17 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version is expected by Christmas.