Lego Marvel Super Heroes Box Art: Heroes for Sale (Soon Enough)!

LM KeyArt HR RGB 1c Preview Thank you, WB Games and TT Games! So, now you kids know exactly what to bug the parents about and you adults who know you’re buying this for yourselves (raises hand) have something to copy and stick to your wall and moon over while you’re waiting for the game to hit retail this fall. It’s going to be on every console (except the Wii) and handheld (except the Nintendo DS), so it’ll be really hard to avoid.

How hard? Well, dear reader, if you wait until the release date and throw a boomerang with a cat hanging on for dear life into any game emporium, it’ll most likely come back with a copy of this game (and a very dizzy, pissed off cat). You DID remember to stick some money in the cat’s mouth or at least wrap your wallet around it, I hope. That game won’t be free, you know…

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E3 2013: Lego Marvel Super Heroes Trailer: TT Games Makes It Marvelicious!

Yeah, it’s on, again. Eternally busy developer TT Games is really knocking it all over and out of the park with their LEGO games, and while LEGO Batman 2 was spectacular, this looks as if it will top it and yes, Marvel Comics fans are hopping up and down about this all over the place. That said, as much pure fun as these games are to play solo or co-op, I keep wondering when we’ll see TT do a SERIOUS super-hero game, as I can only imagine how cool an open world Marvel or DC game would be if it played like this and had the same amount of characters (or more) to choose from. No, some MMO doesn’t hack it for me – I’m an offline guy and an antisocial jerk, at that. Well, most of the time…

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: It’s About Time The House of Ideas Got Bricked!

Take that as you will, but Marvel fans have been clamoring for a LEGO game with their favorites for years, so this way too short teaser trailer is giving them a reason to bounce up and down in their seats. I got a big grin going when I saw that the Hulk that looked as if it was modeled after the late Gil Kane’s version (except it doesn’t have that weird pineapple-shaped head his did), the Galactus shadow and yeah, those old costumes on some of the charaters. Speaking of characters, over 100 will be playable in the game, meaning this is going to be yet another game in the long running LEGO series with infinite replay value. This fall will be pretty darn busy for Marvel fans, that’s for sure…
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Lego City Undercover: It’s Not Quite What You Think (Which Is Very Good Indeed)…

 

A few months back I was actually planning to ignore this entirely… until I saw a few actual gameplay trailers and read a nice preview on another site. Well, well, well… mind changed. I always knew it wasn’t a Grand Theft Auto clone at all, as the focus is on playing a good cop out to bag baddies instead of a Lego-ized criminal out to do bad. Hell, that wouldn’t pass muster with the parental units at ALL. I mean, think about it, folks (I’ll wait)… la, la, la… yeah, THAT version some were thinking this game would be would have been blasted all over the place by the media using it to say Lego was selling v-i-o-l-e-n-c-e to the kiddies disguised as a family-friendly Lego game (and for once, they’d be right). That said, I like the campy elements here and yes, the fact that the game does parody the open world elements found in the GTA games while adding in and switching up that familiar Lego gameplay.  So, yup – I’ll be adding this one to the “must play” queue for my Wii U… and you should too (OK,  that all rhymed, but wasn’t supposed to. I am a genius – at least for this post)…