The LEGO games, though somewhat simplistic, are often packed to the absolute brim with content to explore and unlock. They're sort of like if someone dumped every similarly themed LEGO set possible into your living room, except without all the harrowing foot injuries.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers is unchanged from its predecessors in that regard, as Warner Bros. Interactive has outlined no less than five extra DLC packs bound for their latest title. Soon enough, you and a buddy can suit up as such classic characters as Poundcakes, Killmonger, Radioactive Man, and even Night Nurse! Let's take a gander, shall we:
- Coming March 29th
- "Captain Marvel Character & Level Pack"
- After an exploding alien machine grants her amazing super powers, Carol Danvers became the interstellar Super Hero known as Captain Marvel! Now, when arch-enemies reappear in her life, it’s up to Captain Marvel to save the city of New York. This pack features eight playable characters, a new vehicle, and one new level.
- Characters and vehicles included: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel’s Skycycle, Helen Cobb’s Plane, Kang The Conqueror, Magnitron, Moonstone, Poundcakes, Tic, Warbird, and Wonder Man
- "The Masters of Evil Character & Level Pack"
- Baron Zemo and his Masters of Evil are up to no good when they attempt to lure out the Avengers and defeat them in this re-telling of the classic 1963 comic book adventure. This pack features 11 playable characters and one new level.
- Characters included: Baron Zemo, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Knight (Nathan Garrett), Enchantress, Executioner, Iron Man (Classic), Melter, Radioactive Man, Thor (Classic), Valinor, and Whirlwind
- Coming later this Spring
- "Black Panther Character & Level Pack"
- In a re-telling of T’Challa’s origin story, Black Panther and his sister Shuri must evade the chaos of an invasion of their home country Wakanda and save their mother from the clutches of the villainous Klaw. This pack features nine playable characters, one new vehicle, and one new level.
- Characters and vehicle included: Aragorn, Black Knight (Augustine du Lac), Black Panther, Black Panther Skybike, Dora Milaje Warrior, Killmonger, Man-Ape (M’Baku), Shuri, Ulysses Klaw (Classic), and White Wolf
- "Doctor Strange Character & Level Pack"
- Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange and his powerful ally Clea must travel to the Dark Dimension and fend off the villainous Mordo and Dormammu. This pack features eight playable characters and one new level.
- Characters included: Baron Mordo, Clea, Doctor Strange, Doctor Voodoo, Dormammu, Jennifer Kale, Mindless One Warrior, and Night Nurse
- "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Character & Level Pack"
- The team finds itself in a dangerous position after failing to make peace with the enigmatic Inhumans. The Inhumans have now occupied the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and it’s up to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to neutralize the threat and uncover the secrets of Afterlife. This pack features 13 playable characters, one new vehicle, and one new level.
- Characters and vehicle included: Agent Daisy Johnson, Agent Leo Fitz, Agent Koenig, Agent Melinda May, Agent Bobbi Morse, Agent Jemma Simmons, Cal Johnson/Mr. Hyde, Deathlok, Gordon, Grant Ward, Jiaying, Lincoln, Raina, and The Bus
Each of these packs can be purchased individually for $2.99, or wholesale as part of the $9.99 Season Pass. As an added bonus, Season Pass holders get three extra character packs for free:
- "The Avengers Explorer Character Pack", featuring Iron Skull, Scuba Iron Man, and Space Iron Man
- "The Avengers Adventurer Character Pack", featuring Hyperion, Scuba Captain America, and Space Captain America
- "Thunderbolts Character Pack", featuring Atlas, Citizen V, Jolt, Mach V, Meteorite, Songbird, and Techno
That's an absolutely insane amount of characters. Granted, I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I'd be tempted to take out baddies as Wonder Man, but I certainly can't argue against those who are.
Featuring two player local co-op, LEGO Marvel's Avengers is the freshest of the LEGO licensed series to hit the streets, and before too long, it'll probably feature just about every Marvel character in existence, even Asbestos Lady.