So here we are, deep into September, I'm feeling a little guilty at neglecting this blog. That said things have been all kinds of busy at TT Towers. The last time I posted was after showing the game at E3, and since then there has been a whirlwind of activity, a whirlwind that even Storm would be proud of!
The team and I have been getting the game to a finished state, making sure everything is in place to deliver a truly amazing LEGO experience. Not only that, I've been racking up the airmiles, visiting San Diego to show the game at Comic Con, jetting over to Germany to show the game off at Gamescom, and back across the Atlantic again to show the game at a special event in New York. All of this while also making sure we finish the game on time so that you can buy it and play it as soon as possible.
So where do I start, that's the question, and more importantly, can I sneak a character reveal or two into this blog!?
I'll give you a very brief whistle stop run down of what's been going on. Comic Con was a terrific experience, showing the game off to thousands of excited people, meeting the amazing Stan Lee (who just to remind everyone is a playable character in the game - and can transform into the incredible Stan Hulk!), doing stage demos in front of crowds of people, all excited to hear about LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ and the brilliant character roster that we have.
The reaction to everything that was shown at Comic Con was unbelievable. My ears took a definite pounding when the one and only Stan Lee himself came out at the Marvel games panel, truly a moment that made me pinch myself in disbelief!
Gamescom was another magnificent event, one of my favourite events, as you get to interact with gamers young and old and hear first hand just what they think of our hard work. I even managed to pick up a little German whilst over there. I'm told that LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ is "WUNDERBAR" ... (which means wonderful!)... and then over in New York it was a thrilling trip seeing youngsters picking up the pads and playing the game, being able to sit on the sofa with them and really soak up their enthusiasm and enjoyment.
All the time that these events have been going on the truly exceptional team here at TT Towers have been getting everything just right in the game. We've added extra characters, extra gameplay, extra vehicles to whizz around New York in, and really been pushing the boundaries and filling the game with even more LEGO than ever before. The team have really outdone themselves with this game and they should all be extremely proud of what they have achieved, which brings us up to date, and where we are at. We've pretty much finished the game, all of those days, weeks and months of hard work, all of those wild ideas and plans have been completed, and we are now in the process of just crossing the "t's" and dotting the "i's". We are all nearly ready for a holiday, time to take a breath and see just what we have created for you all.
We're certainly looking ahead to launch now, there are a few events where we plan to show the game ahead of the release. We all hope that you have managed to see the new trailers that were released at Comic Con and Gamescom, they even made the hairs on my neck stand on end, and only this week I managed to sit back and actually play the game through from start to finish, take in the rollercoaster ride of the main story, explore New York and all of the hilarious fun that is hidden around every corner, and search out the various elusive interior bonus levels. LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ really is a game that we are all really proud of, and now we just can't wait for you guys, the most important people in this whole process to pick up your copy of the game and settle down and enjoy it.
Enough of that though, we've still got a little more tidying up to do, just a little, but let's have a celebratory character reveal shall we... I've been checking through the list, and we passed through the 150 playable character mark (between you and I this wasn't meant to happen, I set myself a limit that was well below this - WHOOPS!). We just couldn't help ourselves, I think we got a little carried away with it all... so the question is - which characters should I reveal on the blog... there are still so many wonderful characters to reveal, however let's go back in time, all the way back to 1964, where in the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 Doctor Octopus formed a group of villains.
In that group were Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Mysterio and Vulture, 4 characters that we have already revealed to be present in the game...
So let's complete that group, the original Sinister Six, and reveal that both "Electro" and "Kraven the Hunter" will be present in LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™. So the group will be complete! Our heroes need to watch out!
Anyway until next time, stay tuned to all things LEGO Marvel, and watch out for much excitement on the run up to launch.