Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment have announced today that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be arriving on consoles and handhelds in the fall of 2013.
“We’re very excited to bring a myriad of classic Marvel characters to life in LEGO form for some fun, family-friendly gameplay in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “Players will brave the ultimate mission to save the world as they explore famous landmarks in LEGO New York and take the adventure beyond Earth to iconic locations in the Marvel Universe.”
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes promises an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon classic Marvel characters such as Iron Man, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more to face villains such as Loki and Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds.
The announcement of LEGO Marvel Superheroes should come as little surprise to most fans. Following the success of previous LEGO video game franchises such as Batman, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the Marvel Universe seems like a no-brainer. While LEGO released several building sets based on the first two Spider-Man films, sets based on The Avengers film and the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series started to see release last Spring.
“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. “If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy or scores of other Marvel characters, this is the game for you.”
LEGO Marvel Superheroes is currently slated for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows PC, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes won’t be the first LEGO game to release on the Wii U as LEGO City Undercover is slated for a Q1 2013 release. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more news on both titles as they come closer to release.