The third game in the LEGO Marvel franchise, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is based primary on the comic book source material – though certain characters, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, take inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise. The game is a direct sequel to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and isn’t connected to the last game in the franchise, LEGO’s Marvel Avengers, which only recreated the stories from the first two Avengers MCU movies. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 features an original story that takes player to a rich open world setting called Chronopolis, a place that combines 18 key locations from Marvel Comics.
Marvel has released a launch trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 which shows off the game’s enormous, highly diverse roster, as well as the numerous time periods and alternate realities the player can explore. The trailer shines the spotlight on a Godzilla-size Kang the Conqueror who wreaks havoc on Chronopolis with a gigantic sword. Fans get to see the heroes preparing for battle with Kang in the trailer (see the video in the space above), particularly Rocket Raccoon, who yells “Bring it!”
The trailer teases the inclusion of 200+ characters including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ms. Marvel, Ghost Rider, Adam Warlock, Daredevil, the Inhumans, and alternate reality versions of Spider-Man and Captain America. The trailer even features obscure characters like Stingray and Red Guardian. Prominent villains, such as Klaw, MODOK, and Doctor Octopus, also make comedic relief appearances.
The trailer gives fans a preview of some of the places players will get to visit. Marvel characters can be seen traversing through ancient Egypt, the American Wild West, the distant future, and New York City.
Aside from the story mode, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 also features a 4-player battle arena mode, which allows players to face off against each other using their favorite Marvel characters. The mode is briefly teased in the trailer, with the Grandmaster observing a clash between Moon Knight, Fin Fang Foom, Red Hulk, and Doctor Strange.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is available now for purchase on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.