The hopes and dreams of fanboys and girls everywhere will be fulfilled this Fall, when LEGO Marvel Super Heroes arrives on a console near you.Franchise developer TT Games is producing the new game, which will feature a brand new story set in the Marvel universe. TT Games has access to Marvel’s entire catalog of characters to draw from, so they’ve chosen one hundred favorites — both heroes and villains — that will be available for you to play as in the game. They include: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, and more members of the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Oh, and you’ll be able to play as Galactus.
There will be loads of unique abilities spread among the characters, which LEGO video game players know are needed to unlock various parts of the game’s levels, including secret areas. LEGO promises that the game will be packed with combat, epic battles, puzzles, co-op play, and of course, the trademark LEGO humor.
The story finds Nick Fury calling on Marvel’s heroes to unite and save the Earth from threats that include Loki on a quest for vengeance and the arrival of Galactus. In addition to the aforementioned 100 playable characters, you’ll get access to iconic vehicles and locations from the Marvel universe as well.
Game Informer landed the exclusive first imagery from the game, with their just-announced cover story for the February 2013 issue. Check out their full coverage here. I’ve embedded below a video that includes a glimpse at the game in action — and a special reveal about over-sized characters in the game.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be available this Fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, DS, 3DS, and PS Vita.