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TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have today premièred the début trailer for their recently-announced platforming video game LEGO Marvel's Avengers.
A spiritual successor of sorts to 2013's LEGO Marvel Superheroes, the umpteenth instalment in Traveller's Tales' long-running line of licensed adaptations of hit film franchises will render the events of both 2012's Marvel's Avengers Assemble and this April's Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron in the same brilliantly comedic slapstick light that has reaped the LEGO series such acclaim ever since its official launch with LEGO Star Wars a decade or so ago.
Unlike its immediate predecessor, however, this one's showing more signs of series fatigue than those who were expecting TT's next-generation renaissance to kick off here might have anticipated. Whereas LEGO Marvel Superheroes took players to Asgard, Asteroid M, the Raft and beyond, the inevitable result of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's two ensemble motion pictures largely confining their action to New York City and other identikit locations (the rather visually drab Hellicarrier included) appears to be that LEGO Marvel's Avengers could find itself somewhat lacking from the perspective of pure graphical inspiration.
Provided that the writing team can inject the correct level of unadulterated comedy and structural innovation into their narrative and game-play, chances are that the majority of consumers will still discover enough to love here to warrant a purchase, Given the calibre of products sure to be on offer next week at E3, however, not to mention the competition TT will face in the coming months as the Autumn of Gaming rears its release-packed head once more, coming out with a disconcertingly unoriginal preview of this ilk at this particular moment mightn't have been one of the developer's stronger conceits.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers assembles (literally, in this case) on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo 3DS and PC via UK retailers nationwide this Winter.