e3 2017

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Five Reasons To Play This Super Hero Adventure
by Ben Reeves on Jun 15, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: TT Games
Rating: Everyone 10+
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

There is no shortage of Lego games, so I wouldn’t blame you for feeling burned out on them by now. But if you only dive into the series occasionally, you might want to check out Traveller's Tales' next exploration of the Marvel universe. Here are five reasons that Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 should be an epic superhero romp.

A Fun Time-Warping Story
Marvel Comics has a lot of heroes, so TT Games needs an epic story that will bring all its characters together. For Marvel Super Heroes 2, TT Games has teamed up with award-winning comic author Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels, other good comics) to tell a story loosely based off comics series like Avengers Forever and Kang Dynasty. In the game’s story, Kang the Conqueror – a warlord from the 30th century – travels back in time, attempting to conquer the planet and rewrite history.

Dream Location Mishmash
As part of Kang’s master plan, the warlord has ripped pieces of various cities from across the time stream and quilted them together to create one massive city called Chronopolis. This allows TT Games to incorporate some of their favorite Marvel locations into one place. Fans can expect to explore various versions of Manhattan as well as the mountains K'un-L'un, the planet Sakaar, and the space hub Knowhere. But this just scratches the surface; TT Games estimates that Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2’s hub world is around four or five times bigger than the one in its last Marvel game.

All-ages Humor
Everyone knows that the Lego games are filled with good clean humor. This one is no different. Nuff said.

You Get To Play With Time
Time travel isn’t simply a story conceit; TT Games is incorporating time-manipulation into the gameplay as well. We got to play with time during an E3 demo, where we led the Guardians of the Galaxy into a fight with a Celestial. During the battle, we encouraged the skyscraper-sized Celestial to destroy a few machines scattered around the environment. We were then able to use the remaining machine parts to build a device that rewound time within a localized area. We rewound time near a destroyed ship, which cause it to revert to its previously functional state and the used the ship to help take out the Celestial. We’re not sure how often these time-manipulation moments will pop up in the full game, but it was a fun gameplay system that we hope to see explored more.

Play As Everyone’s Favorite Marvel Characters, The Inhumans
Just kidding. No one cares about the Inhumans. But you can play as several other noteworthy Marvel heroes. If you thought the last Lego Marvel game had a big roster, this one blows it out of the water. We got to play as several members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but we’ve also seen other fan favorites from Marvel’s various realities, such as Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, Ragnarok versions of Thor and Hulk, and the Inhumans. Sorry, did I mention the Inhumans again? I meant to say M.O.D.O.K.