Video Game News: LEGO MARVEL Avengers Launches Today (January 29th UK)

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO  ® Group and Marvel Entertainment today announced the launch of LEGO  ® Marvel’s Avengers, an all new action-packed Super Hero adventure that allows players to relive the most amazing moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe through six Marvel Studios films, while also experiencing classic Avengers characters and content from acclaimed Marvel Comics. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is available on January 29, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems and PC.


LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is the first videogame to feature storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and its hit sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as playable content based on additional Marvel Studios blockbusters, including Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

“LEGO Marvel’s Avengers celebrates the thrilling world of Avengers as only a LEGO game can,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Players of all ages will be able to experience their favourite Marvel moments in a brand new way, through six different blockbuster films across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also exploring an incredible amount of classic Avengers characters and content from famed Marvel Comics, all with our unique LEGO style and humour. It’s an epic combination for fans and newcomers alike.”

“Both the LEGO and Marvel brands appeal to fans of all ages through a multitude of retail, media and interactive channels,” said Peter Phillips, EVP/GM, Interactive & Digital Distribution, Marvel Entertainment. “With the incredible success of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, focusing on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and stories in LEGO Marvel’s Avengers was a natural fit for fans and the business.”

In LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, gamers can play and unlock more than 200 characters, with over 100 new characters that have not appeared in a LEGO videogame before. For the first time, players can execute incredible Avengers Team-Up Moves resulting in incredible combos when using core Avengers, including Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers also features a unique take on open world gameplay, with eight different environments to explore within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the expansive streets of Marvel’s New York, as well as Asgard, Barton’s Farm, Malibu, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Exterior, Sokovia, South Africa and Washington, D.C. Players can freely roam around these open world locations using brand new gameplay mechanics, allowing Hulk to super jump off skyscrapers, Quicksilver to speed run over water or even play as giant characters, like the menacing Fing Fang Foom, who can grow to the size of tall buildings. Open World Manhattan will also be available on handheld consoles for the first time so fans can enjoy the sprawling concrete jungle on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Available in the UK on January 29, 2016 is the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the main game and Season Pass, available on  for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a suggested retail price of £57.99 for PlayStation 3 at a suggested retail price of £44.99. The Season Pass, which is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC, can be purchased separately for £7.99 and features content packs based on Marvel properties, including Black PantherCaptain MarvelDoctor StrangeMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Masters of Evil.

Fans can also enjoy DLC packs based on the upcoming Marvel Studios films Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War and the recently released Marvel’s Ant-Man, available as a FREE download exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players for a limited time. Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War DLC pack is available starting today and Marvel’s Ant-Man DLC pack will launch later this spring.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is rated PEGI 7 and is available in the UK on January 29, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a suggested retail price of £49.99, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U at a suggested retail price of £39.99 and PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of £29.99.

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