We're Getting a LEGO Marvel Game, Even Though We Probably Shouldn't Be Getting One of Those

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    Here's something that I doubt anyone expected to happen. Today, LEGO video game publisher WB Games has announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, a blocky, kid-friendly take on the Marvel Comics universe, featuring all the heroes and villains you've seen on screen so regularly over these last several years, except made out of blocks.

    Why is that weird? Well, for starters, WBI's parent company also owns DC Comics, otherwise known as Marvel's chief rival over, like, all of the decades they've coexisted. So, basically, this is all very peculiar.

    But hey, at least it's positive peculiar, right? If nothing else, it just goes to show that with the right amount of money, heart, money, determination, and also money, no LEGO adaptation is impossible.

    This particular adaptation, by the way, features an original story with Thor, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and a host of others as they attempt to thwart foes like Loki and Galactus. It, like most LEGO games, is coming to myriad different platforms, including...*deep breath*...the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the PC, the Wii U, the DS, the 3DS, and the PlayStation Vita. Maybe even other platforms, if we get more platform announcements this year.

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    #1  Edited By alex
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    Here's something that I doubt anyone expected to happen. Today, LEGO video game publisher WB Games has announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, a blocky, kid-friendly take on the Marvel Comics universe, featuring all the heroes and villains you've seen on screen so regularly over these last several years, except made out of blocks.

    Why is that weird? Well, for starters, WBI's parent company also owns DC Comics, otherwise known as Marvel's chief rival over, like, all of the decades they've coexisted. So, basically, this is all very peculiar.

    But hey, at least it's positive peculiar, right? If nothing else, it just goes to show that with the right amount of money, heart, money, determination, and also money, no LEGO adaptation is impossible.

    This particular adaptation, by the way, features an original story with Thor, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and a host of others as they attempt to thwart foes like Loki and Galactus. It, like most LEGO games, is coming to myriad different platforms, including...*deep breath*...the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the PC, the Wii U, the DS, the 3DS, and the PlayStation Vita. Maybe even other platforms, if we get more platform announcements this year.

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    #3  Edited By Smithers

    Where there's money to be made, there will be LEGO.

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    #4  Edited By Sackmanjones

    Say what you will about Lego games, they are always pretty well made games. Well on console at least, don't hear nice things about the handheld versions.

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    #5  Edited By JoeyRavn

    I like LEGO, not a Marvel fan myself (I've always liked DC a lot more), but I'll check it out. TT's LEGO games are always fun, though a little repetitive.

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    #6  Edited By blacklab

    Lego lego everything lego!

    If I find the special They Live glasses will it be revealed to me that everyone is Legos?

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    #7  Edited By The_Ruiner

    Lego DC vs. Marvel... do it...

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    #8  Edited By Foggen

    I was a full throttle Marvel kid, so I couldn't be more excited about this.

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    #9  Edited By JesterPC238

    Sounds good to me. I feel like there's less vitriol surrounding the DC Marvel thing. It's probably because a lot of us who grew up with one or the other can afford to buy both now. Just a thought.

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    #10  Edited By GunstarRed

    I had my fingers crossed they'd be announcing a Turtles game next, but this is almost as good. (and inevitable)

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    #11  Edited By ChadMasterFlash

    @The_Ruiner said:

    Lego DC vs. Marvel... do it...

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    #13  Edited By Sphinx

    If it's good, they can have my money! Finally LEGO doing a franchise I somewhat care about...if they do LEGO Warhammer 40k they can have all my money!

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    #14  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

    I like that Spider Man. This may be good.

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    #15  Edited By RVonE

    LEGO Marvel Ultimate Alliance is what should happen.

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    #16  Edited By Wacomole

    Avengers... Assemble!

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    #17  Edited By Parsnip

    I think I'm all legoed out.
     
    They should do Back to the Future Trilogy lego game. Though maybe it doesn't have enough recognizable characters.

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    #18  Edited By godzilla_sushi

    It seems Marvel, not DC, is a better fit for what they do.

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    #19  Edited By Krummey

    They've partnered with Lucas and Disney before. Doesn't seem that odd.

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    #20  Edited By DG991

    Has lego mortal kombat been done yet? I'd buy that.

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    #21  Edited By inkerman

    @MoleyUK said:

    Avengers... Assemble!

    Literally.

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    #22  Edited By Svenzon

    This sounds pretty fucking cool. Lego Marvel Ultimate Alliance?

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    #23  Edited By ILuvMsMarvel

    Considering that there have been Marvel LEGO toys floating around for a while now, it was only a matter of time before this happened so no big surprise.

    On a slight side note: I think both Marvel and DC need to expand their LEGO toys to beyond what has been in the movies and games. Not that there's anything wrong with what they have now, some of the sets are pretty neat. I just feel that since comic book related stuff's popularity is rising (now that the people who aren't fans of comics are seeing the light), Marvel and DC should take advantage and at least get on par with the other LEGO franchises out there.

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    #24  Edited By PliggeTheFallen

    Honestly sounds like a fun game. Not something I really expected, but very cool nonetheless.

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    #25  Edited By cheesebob

    Shame it has come so soon after Lego LOTR. I can't play LEGO games consecutively on account of how repetitive they are.

    However, if this is more like the second Lego Batman game, I might be interested.

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    #26  Edited By kalles0ee

    @MoleyUK said:

    Avengers... Assemble!

    Perfect

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    #27  Edited By BlatantNinja23

    Seeing how well I'm sure the marvel series does for LEGO, I wouldn't be surprised if this was some requirement LEGO made years ago if WB wanted to keep the license. Also more money for WB, so why not.

    Also, other than batman, I'd be shocked if kids didn't prefer marvel heroes.

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    #28  Edited By Mezmero

    What the eff? That is a crazy story Alex! I'd love to get me some Marvel in my Lego games but I can't believe that they're doing it. Should Legos talk? I hope they get the cast from the Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon to do the voices.

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    #29  Edited By myslead

    they should do a crossover

    marvel vs dc lego

    and make it so you can mix different heroes parts together to have different powers.

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    #30  Edited By Little_Socrates

    I'm starting to think the LEGO games are mostly going to be something I sweep up during summers, two or three years after their respective releases. I haven't played one since the original Lego Batman. And I tried Indiana Jones, but I don't remember it very well.

    Honestly, similar to my experience with Pokémon; I played the first one through to completion (first in this format being Lego Star Wars,) then the sequel about halfway (Lego Star Wars 2,) and only dabbled in whatever else I played.

    I know that there are Lego games that are not in this format, but...actually, when was the last one? I played a lot of Lego Racers for the N64. And I know there was a Lego Racers 2, and I don't think Lego City Undercover counts as the same format, but it's not out yet.

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    #31  Edited By fartGOD666

    The Marvel fanbase is America's king cash crop. Milk those suckers into infinity

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    #32  Edited By GunstarRed

    @Parsnip said:

    hey should do Back to the Future Trilogy lego game. Though maybe it doesn't have enough recognizable characters.

    A really limited set with the Delorean is coming out this year, but yeah there's not enough characters for a BTTF game.

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    #33  Edited By Rolyatkcinmai

    @The_Ruiner said:

    Lego DC vs. Marvel... do it...

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    #34  Edited By Humanity

    I can't wait for Lego Black Ops

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    #35  Edited By Tylea002

    Can they just strip out the current Lego gameplay system, and make Lego Marvel: Ultimate Alliance?

    Please?

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    #36  Edited By JohnDudebro

    I love how that image has the entire cast of Movie Avengers, but with Spider-Man instead of Hawkeye.

    Poor Hawkeye. Guy can't catch a break.

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    #37  Edited By Levius

    Still waiting for Lego Star Trek, but Marvel seems perfect for the Lego games series.

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    #38  Edited By SeanFoster

    I'd like Lego Star Trek.

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    #39  Edited By MakoTitan

    This sounds like a perfect 3ds time killer to me

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    #41  Edited By louiedog

    I can't believe this wasn't announced for the Nvidia Shield.

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    #42  Edited By iamjohn

    I'm so goddamn bored of LEGO games.

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    #43  Edited By The_Ruiner

    @SeanFoster said:

    I'd like Lego Star Trek.

    Orignal, TNG, or JJ series?

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    #44  Edited By posh

    I actually really like the Lego games. dumb fun with friends, but well put together mechanics and puzzles behind that. marvel is great too so I'll probably pick this up one day

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    #45  Edited By JuggaloAcidman

    Yet another fucking Lego games... It's practically the same game everytime! Please let this one be different... An actual open world would be nice!

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    #46  Edited By SeanFoster

    @The_Ruiner said:

    @SeanFoster said:

    I'd like Lego Star Trek.

    Orignal, TNG, or JJ series?

    It'd probably be JJ because that's where the money is now, but with levels that callback to classic episodes of the original series.

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    #47  Edited By WinterSnowblind

    @Little_Socrates said:

    are not in this format, but...actually, when was the last one? I played a lot of Lego Racers for the N64. And I know there was a Lego Racers 2, and I don't think Lego City Undercover counts as the same format, but it's not out yet.

    There was the short-lived Lego MMO.

    Lego City Undercover basically looks the same as the more recent games. Both Batman 2 and LoTR (and presumably this new Marvel one) are big open world things with a lot of side quests.

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    #48  Edited By DaJimmyRustla

    I see no problem with it,it's great for younger kids.6 year olds don't need to be playing call of duty.

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    #49  Edited By s10129107

    If they can do this then they can do a Marvel vs. DC fighting game. DO IT!

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    #50  Edited By BasketSnake

    Lego James Bond please.

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