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7 Secrets We Learned About The LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Game

Back in 2013, LEGO created a totally amazing game called LEGO Marvel’s Superheroes, where you could play as almost every single iconic hero and villain in the Marvel universe from Ant-Man to Baron Zemo. In January, they’ll be following that up with LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, which follows the movie versions of each character through the events of Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron—and trust us, it’s going to be awesome. Check out the newly released trailer if you don’t believe us:

Today, the team responsible for turning our favorite super-team into adorable minifigures assembled at the LEGO Marvel New York Comic Con panel to tell us more about what to expect when this new game comes out in January. However, yesterday, MTV News got the chance to check out our very own private demo of the game (it’s okay to be jealous), and we saw some totally incredible stuff. Here are the highlights:

It features literally all the best scenes from the real Marvel Movies, LEGO-ified

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Watching cutscenes in LEGO Marvel Avengers is often like watching a shot for shot LEGO remake of the Avengers movies you already love, complete with the original lines of dialogue as spoken by the real stars—with some ridiculous sight gags and dorky jokes added in, of course. It wouldn’t be a LEGO game otherwise, right?

But that’s not all– in addition to getting to play our your favorite battles in Avengers and Age of Ultron, you’ll also be reenacting scenes from a huge chunk of the Phase 2 Marvel movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World as well, and playing with versions of the characters that appear all across the MCU.

Plus, some of your favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on television are a part of the game

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Remember how Maria Hill was always there to give you a hand in the last LEGO Marvel game? In this one, she’s back and played by none other than her live-action counterpart, Colbie Smulders. Both Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) also recorded brand new lines of dialogue for some of their side-quests, too—and yes, they’re playable, too. Peggy Carter even has her trademark red hat.

The line-up of this new game will be very different from the last one

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Because this game is filtered through the lens of the “Avengers” movies, it’s focused primarily on the characters that Marvel still retains movie rights to—so sorry, Wolverine, but you’re probably going to have to wait for the next one. But that’s fine by us, because…

The game has plenty of room for some truly awesome characters

The Internet is already super pumped for comic book characters like Ms. Marvel, America Chavez, the new Thor and Squirrel Girl, as LEGO announced their presence in the game a few months ago. But there will also be super obscure favorites like Fin Fang Foom or Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy. Heck, Butterball makes an appearance. Do you know who Butterball is? Of course you don’t, but he’s great.

Eventually the game will contain over 200 different characters (not to mention all the different outfits and skins that some characters will have), and the creators of the game tell us that they will keep adding new ones to the line-up—often times based on what the fans on Twitter request—right up until the week before the game is ready to release. That’s dedication, right there.

Everyone has their own special team-up move with other characters

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The creators of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers are all about getting you and your friends to switch back and forth between all the characters as often as possible, but now the game developers have added a wrinkle—every pair of characters has a team-up move with one another, and some of them are wonderfully specific to their actual abilities and relationships in the comics. For example, Quicksilver can throw Captain America around to strike several enemies at once, and Moon Boy can actually ride Devil Dinosaur around.

And there’s a lot of space to play in

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When you weren’t saving the day in story quests in the first LEGO Marvel game, you’d spend most of your time Manhattan, AKA the location of nearly every single base of operations for all the Marvel heroes. But in Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll have so many more interesting places to explore, like Asgard, South Africa, Washington D.C., and even Clint Barton’s cozy little farm upstate. Your characters can also do way cooler stuff in the open world, too; in story mode, Quicksilver can only run up walls in certain situations, but if you’re hanging out in a hub area then he can do it all the dang time.

Get ready for so many Hulkbusters

Tony Stark has Veronica to keep The Hulk in check when he gets out of line, but he’s not the only one with a giant suit of armor to wear. So does Stan Lee, as the team behind LEGO Marvel’s Avengers revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. And yeah, that is a giant pencil gun and a desk lamp on the back of it, because Stan Lee is all about making deadlines while fighting crime.

But even he’s not the only one, either—Squirrel Girl’s got an iron suit, too. No, really though. It’s basically the cutest, most bad-ass thing ever, and we can’t wait to get into it and seriously wreck some stuff.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be released on January 26, 2016, available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PC.

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