WB Games and Traveller’s Tales announced their latest Lego title, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment officially announced Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. A post to the official Facebook page for Lego’s Marvel games added an image for the newly announced title. A teaser for the game was also released, revealing that a full-length trailer will be shown on May 23, 2017. Serving as a sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes, this new game will bring Marvel’s heroes and villains from different eras and realities for an all new, original story. Players will explore a variety of locations from Marvel lore, brought together into the game’s new hub world, Chronopolis.
Developed by Traveller’s Tales, Lego Marvel Super Heroes released in 2013 for all platforms. It followed an original story about a number of Marvel’s heroes coming together in order to defeat villains Doctor Doom and Galactus. The game follows the gameplay style of past Lego titles. Players can explore a Lego version of New York City along with a few other locations such as Asgard, finding an unlocking up to 180 playable characters from the Marvel universe, each with their own unique abilities. Lego Marvel Super Heroes was met with positive reviews after it released, praising the variety of missions and characters along with the open world gameplay.
In 2016, a follow-up game was released, titled Lego Marvel’s Avengers. Though it was the second instalment in the Lego Marvel series, the game was unrelated to Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Instead, Lego Marvel’s Avengers followed the plot of Marvel’s cinematic films, primarily The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Lego Marvel’s Avengers featured over 200 characters, including most from the previous title. The game didn’t receive the same positive reception when it debuted, being criticized for confining itself to the plot of Marvel’s movies.