Hannah Means-Shannon, senior New York Correspondent for Bleeding Cool writes;
This week, Marvel advertised the release of the first trailer featuring Galactus for the upcoming Lego Marvel Superheroes game, and whether you’re a fan of the Lego-based fantasy and superhero video games or not, there’s a particularly strange sense of awe when viewing those sequences. Maybe Galactus in any form, no matter how whimsical, is still duly alarming.
The immense popularity of the Lego video games based on Star Wars, and particularly those featuring DC characters like Batman, have prompted speculation and demand for years from Marvel fans, wondering why Marvel hadn’t agreed to release a Lego Marvel game yet. It’s finally coming, of course, this autumn, and as if to make up for Marvel dragging their heels, this game will include over 100 Marvel characters and be available not only on Xbox, but also PlayStation, WiiU, as well as handheld platforms like the Nintendo DS. It will include one on one combat, epic battles, puzzle-solving, and, of course, humor, says Marvel. The latter is quite a selling point because these games are not only fun to play, but are appropriate for children to play and observe being played, which can be a rare thing when it comes to comics-inspired video games. And it’s arriving just in time for the holidays, even better for those big family gatherings.
But anyway: Galactus. Here, he appears in all his glory, or at least part of him does, and it is a strangely cinematic moment that suggests that even the Lego avatars of Thor, Spidey, Daredevil, Cap, and the Thing are shaking a little in their tiny plastic boots. If the game can suggest some of the grand epic sweep that Marvel characters have traditionally inspired in comics, then even the most purist Marvel fan may be prepared to take it for a spin.
Hannah Means-Shannon is senior New York Correspondent at Bleeding Cool, writes and blogs about comics for TRIP CITY and Sequart.org, and is currently working on books about Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore for Sequart. She is @hannahmenzies on Twitter and hannahmenziesblog on WordPress. Find her bio here.