The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game panel happened earlier today at San Diego Comic Con 2017 and there were tons of new information about the game that was exclusively revealed. The panel consisted of Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Justin Ramsden (designer, LEGO), Kurt Busiek (comics writer, Avengers Forever), and Dan Veesenmeyer (comic content artist, and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers) with Ryan Penagos serving as a moderator. I was live-tweeting the panel and it was hard to keep up with all the info they gave but I survived it and here’s a recap of what happened.
One thing that was touched on before the new trailer was the different versions of the same character will be able to team up which means that Spider-Man Noir can team up with the normal Spider-Man if you desire. Then they dropped the new trailer on us which Arthur says the public can expect it to go live on Monday. keep watch for Rocket Raccoon with chicken blasters.
Dan talked about recreating the Kang Dynasty storyline cover, written by Kurt Busiek, and turning it into LEGO form. A copy of this LEGO cover was given out to each person in the audience which has a nice shiny gold foil in various parts. Arthur also added that you will be able to collect these classic comic book covers in the game via minikits.
Vehicles will be making a return as there were a few that were revealed at the panel. We were able to see the Black Panther Jet, Crossbones’ Truck, and a Mini Ravager Jet.
Next up was what everyone has been waiting for, the new character reveals. There was the Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Octopus, Cosmo, Greenskyn Smashtroll, Throg, Forbush Man, Howard the Duck, Iron Duck, and Gwenpool. Regarding Cosmo, Arthur said there is an epic part of the game two-thirds of the way through that involves him. There was also Ravonna Renslayer that appeared just for a few seconds in the trailer. You’ll have to see it to find her.
There are over 200 playable characters that will be in this game and one of them will be the iconic Stan Lee. He returns again in the sequel but will be in peril again. If you are able to rescue him, you will be rewarded handsomely. Although there are over 200+ characters, none of them involves Fox franchises, mainly X-Men.
There will be no console exclusive characters so that means that all platforms will have the same playable characters unlike in the first game which angered many fans.
There were also bonus missions in the game as well. One of them involves Howard the Duck trying to pitch his video game idea to the devs at Chrono Con which is basically a gaming convention.
During the Q&A part of the panel, there were some good questions that were asked. One was about the new abilities and mechanics. Arthur didn’t go into too much detail but he said there were 96 different mechanics available. One of which is Kamala Khan who can shrink down in size and do mazes.
One child asked if Moon Knight will be appearing in the game. Arthur didn’t remember if he was or not but he’ll make sure that he will be in it.
One last thing that was that was mentioned was Mysterio battling the Sinister Six in one part of the game.
There were also ticketed giveaways at the panel for the attendees which include the foil comic print of Kang Dynasty. They also had the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Avengers Quinjet (30304) which was from the Age of Ultron sets from 2015. This polybag was fairly rare as it wasn’t that widely available at the time.
Stay tuned as I try to edit and transcribe my developer interview with Arthur Parsons. It’ll be a few days as I will be pretty busy after SDCC ends tomorrow.