On October 15th, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the launch of their downloadable playable demo for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, available on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. In honor of the occasion, they have also released a bunch of new screenshots featuring Marvel heroes and villains from the game.
In the world of intellectual properties, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is kind of a historic undertaking. It features Marvel (aka Disney) owned characters in a game that will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive, a division of Warner Bros., owners of DC Comics.
So in a way, this game is all about two rivals teaming up to make one epic game. A story right out of the comics!
The game itself promises to deliver an “original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe.” featuring loads of playable heroes. The game will feature their big stars such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine. As the new screenshots reveal, they will be including some lesser known heroes including Moon Knight, Power Man, Iron First, and what looks like the Statue of Liberty, but might be Lady Liberty from Earth-12973.
The new screens also feature some of Marvel’s most epic villains including The Absorbing Man (from the comic, not Nick Nolte from The Hulk movie), Electro, Task Master and many others (see accompanying gallery).
As TT Games have proven in the past, they can take major franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, and transform them into the iconic LEGO look and feel that deliver with solid gameplay and action, in semi-parodies that don’t alienate hardcore fans.
The previously released game trailer shows thrilling action, epic battles and an incredible look, and now players will finally get the chance to test-drive it themselves with the new demo.
The full version of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be releasing on "November 15th for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC. The game will also be available for Xbox One® and PlayStation® 4 in November."
Note: As of 10/15/2013, 12:54 pm EST, the demo is not yet available on PlayStation Network. Representatives of TT Games and WBIE have been contacted to confirm the exact time of the demo release.
Update: As of 10/15/2013, 09:00 pm EST, the demo for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is now live and available for download.