LEGO Marvel continues to be a hot brand, and the inevitable video game sequel has arrived. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is set for 2017, and features an original story and a ton of new characters. On November 14, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 drops on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Switch owners can pick up a copy during the 2017 holiday season.
Pictured on the Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 cover are the likes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel, all of whom are associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also featured are more comics-oriented characters Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099 and a tease of comics storyline/setting Planet Hulk. Oh, and Cowboy Captain America, because we can’t forget him.
According to the pre-order product listing, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is about characters from “different eras and realities” joining up to take on Kang the Conqueror in an “all-new, original adventure.” Other characters mentioned not featured on the cover art are Carnage, Black Panther, Green Goblin, and more you’d expect like Spider-Man and Thor.
Despite being an original story, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 sounds like it’s being set up as a fun tour through some of the stranger settings from the various alternative universes in Marvel comics history. Considering the first game’s more sterile, almost generic Marvel trimmings and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers being kind of phoned-in as well, this new sequel seems much more ambitious in nature. We’ll have to see when the full trailer appears on March 23.