Stark Realties: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

By Adam Smith on January 25th, 2013 at 12:00 pm.

When I hear an accent I recognise from my everyday bar-crawling life in a dev diary, I feel like we’ve really made it, us Brits. The chap in the video below is the ‘Assisstant (sic) Director’ of Lego Marvel Super Heroes, which effectively means that Britain has now taken the best of Denmark and America, and made those things its own. He’s a cultural conqueror and the the Avengers are now plastic puppets, bent to his will. Rule Britannia! As well as the patriotic showcase, the video contains some very early footage of Lego Marvel Super Heroes and details on the importance of character switching, as well as Stark’s upgrades and various suits.

That’s one shiny Hulk!

Here’s some bonus footage. Both videos are courtesy of Game Informer, which has been poking its cameras into Traveller’s Tales.

Please note that RPS co-owner Kieron Gillen writes for Marvel, Jim is an actual super hero and Alec lives in a house made of Lego, so all coverage of Lego Marvel Super Heroes will necessarily be compromised to a ludicrous degree. I was determined to remain impartial but as the game is being made in the neighbouring county of Cheshire, I naturally approve.

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  1. solidsquid says:

    So James May found a buyer for that house after all then? Fantastic to hear

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      Lim-Dul says:

      You get a thumbs up for that reference. =)

    • markside says:

      I used to walk passed that every day for about a month when I worked at Legoland. Unfortunately, it was in bits by then. Apparently they did a sponsored disassembly for charity.

  2. baby snot says:

    If I close my eyes I can pretend It’s Brian Cox talking about making video games.

  3. DannyMB says:

    Possibly the first time i’ve heard a manc accent in the world of video game development.

    • Ross Angus says:

      If only Adam would narrate his posts, you could hear two.

  4. tigershuffle says:

    expecting KG is donning his tights right now…

    not sure about yet another Lego game so soon after LOTR etc………

    Think they would have been better going the Minecraft route by now…….. missed opportunity?!

    • frightlever says:

      Pretty sure they have a license to print money as it is, so why mess with an established formula?

      They have, what? About eighty million combined sales across all platforms? At a conservative estimate

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    Malcolm says:

    I know they’re a bit same-y, but I love these games – can’t help it!

    • GallonOfAlan says:

      They’re no more same-y than any other successful series of games, and less so than many.

  6. apocraphyn says:

    Ooh, Cheshire! Get them! Bet they’re only a way down the road from us!

    …and now I’m beginning to sound like my mum.

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    Llewyn says:

    I didn’t realise they made anything at all in Cheshire other than footballers’ wives.

    I’ve never really had much interest in the LEGO games (although I’d be all over a decent open-world construction game) and I have no interest whatsoever in Marvel or comics in general, but for some reason this one really appeals to me.

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    Keymonk says:

    Hot damn. I just hope they don’t force me to play it in my native language again. I want it in English, dammit. :I

  9. GallonOfAlan says:

    So that’s what Simon Donald is doing these days.

  10. Rao Dao Zao says:

    I hope that, some day soon, somebody will take the best of Denmark and Denmark and make LEGO The Killing.

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      RedViv says:

      Saving on displaying dismemberment, next up of course The Bridge.

  11. Prime says:

    Oh stop twirling and posing and teasing, you big teases. Just release already! Because MARVEL SUPER HEROES!

  12. Hilden2000 says:

    Please let me play as other X-Men besides Sniktbub, that’s all I ask. Better yet, follow up a year later with Lego X-Men!

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      RedViv says:

      LEGO X-Men! 52 achievements! 83 storylines! 6490,3 characters to unlock!

    • Buttless Boy says:

      LEGO Generation X! Skin, Chamber, and Husk battle the forces of evil using the sheer disgustingness of their powers. With a special cameo by Maggot.

  13. Buttless Boy says:

    All I want is for the awesome mute humor to make a comeback, LEGO Batman 2 was painful.

  14. Baines says:

    Is it just me, or does Iron Man’s head look wrong on that second video preview pane? It looks like someone took a helmet model from a regular Marvel game and stuck it onto a Lego body.

    It’s not a regular Lego head, and it isn’t to Lego head proportions. The eye slots look like they’d be at peg level, not eye level. And it bugs me to a rather surprising degree.