With comic and movie fans excited for “Captain America: Civil War,” it’s only fitting that “Lego Marvel’s Avengers” would have some downloadable content (DLC) related to the film. The DLC will be free, and will include characters from the aforementioned “Civil War,” along with last year’s surprise hit “Ant-Man.”
The DLC was announced on the official PlayStation Blog, where the developers also announced that the content would be exclusive to PS4 and PS3 owners. It’s an interesting statement to say the least, and should get a few last-minute buys for the game.
It’s not just a few characters either, as the “Civil War Pack” will come with nine characters, some of which are alternate versions of characters already in the game. The DLC pack will come with “Civil War” versions of Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) and Crossbones.
Even better is the “Ant-Man Pack,” which comes with 11 new characters and a bonus level. The level will be based on one of the film’s sets, though it’s not yet known which setting will be chosen.
Characters included in the DLC Pack are two versions of Ant-Man (Hank Pym and Scott Lang), Yellowjacket, Cassie Lang, Darren Cross, Cassie Lang, Hope Van Dyne, Hank and Scott without their Ant-Man suits and Ant-Thony the flying ant. It seems like most of these characters will be new to the game, though Ant-Man previously appeared in “Lego Marvel Super Heroes.”
Game Informer has confirmed that the DLC will be exclusive for a limited time, so Xbox and Wii U players can rejoice. It’s not known if the DLC will continue to be free after it’s no longer exclusive to PlayStation users, though it is likely.
“Lego Marvel’s Avengers” will be available on Jan. 26 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita and PC. The game will retell the events of various Marvel films in lego form, including “Avengers,” ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Thor: The Dark World.”
While a number of characters will come from the movies, there will also be a ton of heroes and villains who have only appeared in the comics. Already confirmed is the Jane Foster version of Thor, Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, Speed and Devil Dinosaur.