The very long-awaited The Incredibles 2 sequel is in theaters today. Also launching today is video game LEGO The Incredibles by TT Games, Disney and Pixar, The LEGO Group, and…
The steady roll-out of DLC for recently released LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 has begun. The first major release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, adds characters and a level inspired by the movie. It’s available now separately for $2.99 or as part of the $14.99 Season Pass.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 adds a new level based on the opening scene from the movie, where the Guardians face off against a giant tentacled alien monster called the Abilisk.
Since the Guardians themselves are already included (and heavily featured) in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, the DLC mostly adds a few variant outfits as well as minor characters from the film, such as Kraglin and Stakar (the latter being Sylvester Stallone’s cameo).
The upcoming DLC for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will tie in to all the Marvel movies releasing over the next year, including Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. It will also include some TV tie-ins with Runaways and Cloak and Dagger. Most of them will add a new level as well as new characters. Check out the full spread of DLC below.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). It’s rated E for Everyone.
Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
The exact moment I fell in love with Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 happened in the very first level. I control the Guardians of the Galaxy defending Xandar from the villainous Kang the Conqueror. Activating Star-Lord’s special ability prompts him to slip on some headphones and begin rocking out to the excellent 60s and 70s soundtracks from the the two films, licensed music and everything! All the figures around you begin to dance, because how could you not?
The Lego games have remained family-friendly, co-op games over the last decade but vary wildly in quality from buggy, awkward messes to peak couch co-op. The first Lego Marvel Super Heroes was one of the best Lego games to date. The sequel skirts close to being my new favorite Lego game, with amazingly varied level designs and a wealth of fun content – provided you only care about the MCU version of Marvel.
In a brief announcement on twitter, the official LEGO Dimensions account confirmed that active development on the toys-to-life game is ceasing (Eurogamer first reported on the yet-confirmed news last week). No new expansion, story, or fun packs will be produced.
Warner Bros. and TT Games have promised to continue supporting LEGO Dimensions and all current content through server and customer support. But the writing is now firmly on the walls.
From building and rebuilding to the most bricktacular mash-ups, the Multiverse would be nothing without our amazing community. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/NEDbBXqjyZ
— LEGO Dimensions (@LEGODimensions) October 23, 2017
LEGO Dimensions originally launched in September 2015 as Warner Bros.’ answer to popular toys-to-life games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. It uses special LEGO toysets that can be scanned and used in game. It featured a wide variety of officially licensed franchises. In fact most of the content was from other games, movies, or TV shows, including Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Teen Titans, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Wave 9, which included The Teen Titans and Powerpuff Girls packs, represents the last new content released for LEGO Dimensions. Over 50 packs, from big story levels to small characters, have been released over the last two years.
Unlike other toys-to-life games, LEGO Dimensions was developed as a single starter pack with three years of planned expansion content. But the add-ons didn’t sell as well, particularly in the second season of releases this year. TT Games has now resumed work on more traditional LEGO video games, such as the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.
The cancellation announcement echoes Skylanders’ earlier this year, where Activision announced no new Skylanders game for the first time in six years. Skylanders has effectively been put on hiatus with no news of the future of the franchise.
Also earlier this year we saw the total death of Disney Infinity, which was given a hard stop by Disney, gradually ceasing new content and rolling down servers and online support. Despite lacking a singular game, Nintendo’s amiibo figures continue to sell, though sales have noticeably dropped this year.