With the discharge of Captain Marvel in theaters final week and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, there’s seemingly no higher time than now to leap again in on the motion in TT Games’ LEGO Marvel sequence. That stated, we not too long ago spoke with TT Games senior producer Matt Ellison about creating authentic content material within the Marvel Universe and why now could be the proper time to dive into the LEGO Marvel Collection.
Now that Captain Marvel has been launched in theaters, some followers are being uncovered to the hero for the very first time. The impending arrival of Carol Danvers within the MCU truly prompted TT Games to create a Captain Marvel DLC pack for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, as it might shine a bit extra gentle on the character.
“Whilst we had been conscious of the Captain Marvel movie coming, we weren’t conscious of the main points of it while we had been growing the story of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, in order that they exist individually,” he says. “That stated, as we knew the movie was coming, we did do a Captain Marvel DLC pack for LEGO Marvel Avengers, because it was a chance for us to showcase her extra prominently as we knew she was solely going to grow to be increasingly fashionable after the sport got here out. The launch of this LEGO Marvel Collection is a good alternative for individuals to play this content material!”
The LEGO Marvel sequence incorporates a plethora of heroes and villains, however even that’s solely a fraction of the full quantity of characters within the Marvel Universe. When requested if there have been any characters unnoticed that they need they might have added, Ellison mentions:
“With Marvel having over 7,000 characters there are all the time going to be extra that we might use. We like with the ability to have a mixture of characters within the sport. Naturally the distinguished and already fashionable characters are nice to function, however we additionally actually like utilizing extra obscure characters as they will be plenty of enjoyable. And it is perhaps the primary time individuals are launched to characters and so they can discover their talents and be taught extra in regards to the Marvel Universe via the video games.”
Avengers: Endgame is about to reach subsequent month, and whereas there’s already an Infinity War DLC pack for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, many have puzzled if Endgame would obtain the identical remedy.
“We don’t have any plans for Endgame DLC in the mean time. We did the Infinity War DLC pack forward of that film’s launch which we actually loved making. LEGO Thanos has so many alternative talents!”
When you make video video games which might be based mostly on LEGO figures, it’s certainly tough to not truly choose up some LEGO toys and see what kind of shenanigans you may get into.
As it seems, the group at TT Games did precisely this throughout the improvement of LEGO Marvel Avengers and one specific Hulk-based scene. “There was an occasion the place we did do that rather a lot throughout the improvement of LEGO Marvel Avengers…The Hulk vs Hulkbuster scene. We performed this out with the LEGO toys, to try to work out how we had been going to recreate that scene in the easiest way potential. I nonetheless have the Hulkbuster and the Hulk on my desk!”
The Marvel Universe is a extremely giant and deep properly of content material that is perhaps intimidating for some to sort out. That stated, TT Games utilized the large vary of fabric to make sure they might present the perfect authentic expertise they might.
“The huge array of supply materials is a optimistic because it means we will choose the issues that we like and inform the tales we need to inform,” says the producer. “We work very intently with Marvel, and within the case of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, we labored with Kurt Busiek who wrote Marvel comics that featured Kang, who was the principle unhealthy man within the sport. This helped create a brand new and authentic story, however preserve it true to different content material throughout the Marvel Universe.”
With the best way LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 ended, issues had been undoubtedly left open for extra to return. Of course, that does not imply we’ll see extra, but it surely additionally does not imply we can’t.
When requested what’s subsequent for the tremendous heroes, Ellison provides “We must wait and see! As with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes with the Guardians of the Galaxy turning up on the finish, we do like to go away the tales room to proceed and it’s enjoyable to maintain individuals guessing!”
While there’s nothing of the kind within the works to the perfect of our data, it is all the time enjoyable to think about a full-fledged LEGO RPG, particularly if it revolves round a Marvel character. After all, we’re imagined to have enjoyable with video video games, proper?
When requested which Marvel hero they might choose to be the protagonist of such a venture, Ellison got here again with what is perhaps the perfect reply:
“Whilst he’s not likely a hero, I believe I’d choose The Collector! Collecting issues is a big a part of LEGO video games and RPG’s so who may very well be higher!?”
The LEGO Marvel Collection incorporates LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. All DLC packs for every title are included with the gathering, which is accessible now on PlayStation Four and Xbox One.
What do you concentrate on this? Are you excited to dive again into the LEGO Marvel Universe with the brand new assortment? What are you hoping to see subsequent from TT Games? Sound off within the remark part beneath!