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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on 14 November 2017,[1][2] and by Feral Interactive for macOS on 2 August 2018.[3] It is the sequel to 2013's Lego Marvel Super Heroes and the third installment of the Lego Marvel franchise.[4]

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
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Cover art for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Developer(s)Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s)Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive (macOS)
Director(s)Stephen Sharples
Arthur Parsons
Producer(s)Jennifer Burbeck
David Geeson
Designer(s)Arthur Parsons
Programmer(s)Steve Harding
Artist(s)Leon Warren
Writer(s)Kurt Busiek
Stephen Sharples
Composer(s)Ian Livingstone
Platform(s)
Release
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

With the core gameplay following the same style of past Lego titles, the game features the ability to manipulate time and a four-player competitive Super Hero battle mode.[5] Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2's storyline centers around superheroes from different eras and realities of the Marvel Universe as they fight against the time-traveling villain Kang the Conqueror in a battle across space and time.[6]

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GameplayEdit

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. The game features a similar gameplay to its predecessors and other Lego video games, alternating between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios.[7] The ability to manipulate time is allowed to players directly from the new open world of Chronopolis, which is a myriad of 17 different Marvel locations (consisting of a variation of Ancient Egypt, an apocalyptic Asgard, Attilan, Hala, the Hydra Empire, K'un-L'un, Knowhere, Lemuria, Man-Thing's Swamp, Manhattan, an alternate version of Medieval England, a Marvel Noir version of New York City called Manhattan Noir, Nueva York, a variation of the Old West, Sakaar, Wakanda, and Xandar) linked through time and space and surrounding Kang the Conqueror's Citadel.[8] The game also introduces a new four-player competitive Super Hero battle mode, allowing players to fight each other cooperatively in battle arenas.[9][10]

CharactersEdit

Much like the two previous Lego Marvel games, the players are able to take control of a roster of iconic characters from the Marvel Universe, each with their own unique abilities. For example, Star-Lord is capable of flight, Black Panther can activate claw switches, and Spider-Man can swing on his webs, crawl on walls and use his spider-sense to detect hidden objects. The game also features characters from different time periods and realities over the Marvel Universe, which includes Spider-Gwen, a cowboy version of Captain America, a medieval counterpart of Hulk, and many others.[11] In addition, the game also features variations of sundry characters, like Iron Duck (who is merely Howard the Duck wearing the Iron Man's armor) and Carnom (a fusion of the Venom symbiote and the Carnage symbiote that is exclusive to the game).[12]

While some characters are just based on the comic books, others have their visuals taken from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man. Using the ability to manipulate time, the players can change the look and abilities of certain characters. For instance, they can take Baby Groot (from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and move time forward for him to become his adult version, and Spider-Man can go both ways with his Noir and 2099 counterparts.[13]

Downloadable contentEdit

On 6 October, ten DLC packs were announced for the game. Of these ten, there are six level packs and four character packs based on Marvel Cinematic Universe films, superhero teams, and time variant heroes.[14]

PlotEdit

On the planet Xandar, the armies of Kang the Conqueror are attacking the Nova Corps HQ as Nova Prime puts out a distress signal. The Guardians of the Galaxy answer the distress signal. While Rocket Raccoon and Groot remain on the ship, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer jump towards Nova Corps HQ where they work to keep Kang the Conqueror's forces from harming the evacuating citizens who are heading towards the rescue boats. Kang arrives with Ravonna and pits the Guardians of the Galaxy against Eson the Searcher upon summoning him from the end of time. After the Guardians of the Galaxy defeat Eson the Searcher, Nova Prime thanks them for helping to clear the civilians as Kang the Conqueror unleashes missile-like devices which cause a section of Xandar to disappear. Upon getting a contact from Earth, Star-Lord states that they have to warn Earth about Kang.

In Manhattan, the Avengers hold a victory party at Avengers Mansion that is attended by Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Giant-Man, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, and White Tiger, while Hulk is away for his quiet time. Nick Fury contacts the Avengers and tells them about massive radiation spikes around a remote research facility in Siberia, Attuma’s forces being sighted in the Pacific Ocean, and a prison breakout heading for Brooklyn Bridge.

Captain America, She-Hulk, and Thor arrive at the Siberian research facility, and are attacked by infected researchers. Captain America is affected by the same gas, and attacks She-Hulk and Thor. Upon She-Hulk and Thor knocking Captain America out, they are confronted by Presence, who attacks alongside his radioactive minions. After Thor and She-Hulk defeat him, restoring Captain America to normal, the Presence claims that this is merely a test where his powers are enthralled to a higher command. As She-Hulk beats up Presence, the Winter Guard members Red Guardian, Crimson Dynamo, Darkstar, and Ursa Major show up to congratulate Captain America.

In the Pacific Ocean, Iron Man and Captain Marvel find that Attuma has gained Roxxon Energy Corporation as his benefactors, and set up an underwater base with powerful generators. Iron Man and Captain Marvel were able to defeat Attuma and destroy his underwater base by planting charges on the generators.

At the Brooklyn Bridge, Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and White Tiger are fighting the escaped inmates from the Raft, including Shocker, Mysterio, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter, and Doctor Octopus. After his defeat, Doctor Octopus tells the heroes that "he's coming" before Spider-Man webs his mouth to prevent him from talking any further. As the Statue of Liberty is still being repaired, Nick Fury is warned by the Guardians of the Galaxy that something else is coming. Kang the Conqueror makes himself known to all of New York as he starts dropping the same devices he dropped on Xandar, which engulf all of Manhattan in a white light.

When the white light clears, Spider-Man has a run in with Spider-Gwen, who is pursuing Green Goblin 2099. Following Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen's victory over Goblin 2099 and Vulture, a group of knights ride through the area, enabling Goblin 2099 to get away. Kang the Conqueror broadcasts to all of Manhattan that they are now part of his makeshift city of Chronopolis, which is made from the greatest realms from across time and space. The Guardians of the Galaxy tell the Avengers about Kang the Conqueror and Ravonna prior to them investigating the portals. Both groups split into two teams where one will pursue the knights, while the other team will investigate a sighting of Klaw.

Captain America leads Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot in pursuing the knights. They follow them into a portal to Medieval England and meet Sir Percy who states that Kang the Conqueror has turned his castle into a den of evil. When they arrive at the castle, Captain America, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot find that Enchantress is in control of the castle. Just then, Doctor Strange arrives with Captain Avalon, who identifies Sir Percy as an imposter. Doctor Strange uses his magic to unmask the imposter as Nathan Garrett. As Captain America chases after Nathan Garrett, Captain Avalon, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot fight Kang the Conqueror's soldiers while finding a way inside the castle. After defeating Enchantress and her army of skeletons upon disabling the Apple of Iduun, Captain Avalon, Doctor Strange, and Star-Lord find their way inside the castle while Gamora and Groot are captured. After getting through the castle's traps, Doctor Strange frees the captive Captain America, who helps fight Nathan Garrett. When Nathan Garrett is defeated and incarcerated, he states that they have no idea what Kang's plans are. Captain America, Captain Avalon, Doctor Strange, and Star-Lord then proceed to free the real Sir Percy, as well as Gamora and Groot.

Kang the Conqueror states to Ravonna that the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy are starting to see the full extent of his genius.

Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk follow Klaw through the portal to Wakanda where they run into Black Panther. Upon hearing that Klaw is in Wakanda, Black Panther joins up with them into hunting Klaw. Arriving in Wakanda's Vibranium mines, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk find Klaw and Man-Ape gathering Vibranium. Upon confronting Klaw and Hydra Four members Bowman and Tactical Force, She-Hulk accidentally ends up on a mine cart and is sent out of the area by Klaw leaving the others to fight Man-Ape while Klaw, Bowman, and Tactical Force take their leave. Upon defeating Man-Ape, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Ms. Marvel catch up to Klaw. After attacking Black Panther, Klaw escapes through the portal with Bowman and Tactical Force.

Arriving in the Hydra Empire, Captain America, Black Panther, and Star-Lord follow Klaw onto a Hydra airship. Just then, Arnim Zola speaks through the intercom to Captain America and alerts all Hydra agents to their location. While they catch up to Klaw, Bowman, and Tactical Force, Captain America, Black Panther, and Star-Lord also fight the Hydra agents sent by Arnim Zola. When Klaw is defeated, Arnim Zola unleashes the Vibranium Troopers on Captain America, Black Panther, and Star-Lord while Baron Zemo flies by on a biplane. While Black Panther chases after the Vibranium Troopers that made off with Klaw, Captain America and Star-Lord face off against Baron Zemo in a hijacked plane. As Baron Zemo's biplane crash-lands, Black Panther arrives with a defeated Klaw just as Thor and Captain Marvel arrive, stating that they will pursue Kang. Captain America tells everyone to head back to Avengers Mansion when they are done. She-Hulk briefly passes by them in a mine cart as Thor and Captain Marvel follow her.

Thor and Captain Marvel arrive in a swamp where She-Hulk has already defeated a Vibranium Trooper. Just then, Man-Thing attacks causing Thor, Captain Marvel, and She-Hulk to fight him in self-defense. Kang the Conqueror arrives with Ravonna and traps the heroes, revealing that Man-Thing was guarding the Nexus of All Realities. Kang thanks them for doing something that the Vibranium Troopers can't and destroys the Nexus of All Realities, bringing down the barriers separating all of Chronopolis. Kang then broadcasts to all of Chronopolis that he is issuing a contest for the mightiest warriors to rise up and face him. At Avengers Mansion, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy receive a faint signal from beyond Chronopolis. Deducing that they need a negative ion emitter to help the signal come through, Wasp sends Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot to find Star-Lord and Drax, who have a scanner that can locate the emitter.

Arriving in the Old West, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot find Star-Lord and Drax in a saloon. The scanner goes off when MODOK arrives, declaring himself the sheriff. The Old West's version of Captain America helps the heroes defeat MODOK, who gets away. When Groot gets captured and placed on a circus train, Rocket Raccoon goes after him, only to be caught as well. Kid Colt and Arizona Annie show up to help Star-Lord chase the train and rescue Rocket Raccoon and Groot from the Old West version of the Circus of Crime. Upon boarding the train, Star-Lord and Kid Colt fight their way through the circus train. After besting Captain Corbett, Star-Lord and Kid Colt fight MODOK, who has come to collect the bounty. Star-Lord and Kid Colt defeat MODOK and claim the negative ion emitter in his chair.

As the Guardians of the Galaxy meet up with the Avengers, it is mentioned by Captain America and Thor that Kang the Conqueror's citadel is protected by a barrier where they can't take the fight to him yet. Upon hooking the negative ion emitter to the console, Rocket Raccoon boosts the signal enabling them to get contacted by Cosmo the Spacedog who is calling from Knowhere upon picking up a distress call. As Chronopolis is outside time in space, Doctor Strange states that they can obtain the fragments of the Nexus of All Realities to make a door into Chronopolis so that Knowhere can appear and help drop the barrier around Kang's citadel. Though he will need to consult the tomes in his library. To help with locating the fragments, Thor states that they will have to go to Asgard and enlist the help of Heimdall. Captain America suggests that they split into two teams to accomplish the respectful goals.

Arriving at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Doctor Strange, She-Hulk, and Spider-Man search for the Book of the Vishanti as Wong claims that Doctor Strange should look after his things. Wong claims that the Book of the Vishanti is in the Mystical Cabinet of the Nisanti behind the vacuum cleaner. Upon unlocking the magic locks, Doctor Strange finds the Book of the Vishanti not in its hiding place. Just then, Baron Mordo emerges from the Mystical Cabinet of the Nisanti where he confirmed that the Book of the Vishanti was there as Wong guessed. Baron Mordo plans to use the Book of the Vishanti to make Kang the Conqueror bend to the will of Dormammu as well as having Chronopolis be absorbed into the Dark Dimension. After Baron Mordo was repelled, Doctor Strange claims the Book of the Vishanti.

Kang the Conqueror watches the fights down below while scolding Ravonna into having the window cleaners coming at a bad time. Kang the Conqueror believes the Avengers have found a new hope.

In Asgard, Heimdall and the Jane Foster version of Thor tell Odin that Asgard is lost and their forces are scattered. Odin claims that this destruction was caused by the Warriors Three defying Kang the Conqueror. Thor arrives with Captain America and Captain Marvel. When a pillar falls and Heimdall throws Odin off the thrown to keep him from being struck, it is revealed that Odin is actually Loki in disguise. Loki revealed that Kang had freed him from the abyss and helped to trick Odin into sending him on a fool's errand to find Thor in Manhattan after it was lost an age ago. Just then, Asgard is attacked by Surtur. Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor, Jane Foster's Thor form, and Loki work together to fight Surtur and his minions. Surtur is defeated, but Loki got away. Thor enlists Heimdall to help them look for the shards of the Nexus of All Realities. Jane Foster's Thor form will keep a vigil in Asgard just in case Surtur returns.

Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Thor arrive in Lemuria to search for the Nexus Shard only for Attuma to trap them and flush them to the arena at Sakaar. The Red King unleashes the World Breakers on them which consists of Hulk, Red Hulk, Maestro, and Greenskyn Smashtroll on them. In addition to evading the World Breakers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Thor had to attack the guards that were using their staffs to control Hulk. When Hulk is freed, Red King plans to earn his place in Kang the Conqueror's new order by defeating the heroes with the help of a giant Sakaaran Worm. When the Red King is defeated, he declares the fight a draw. Captain America tells Doctor Strange, Hulk, and Thor to take a breaker while he and Captain Marvel look for more traps before regrouping in Lemuria. In Lemuria, Attuma tells Torg that it was a shame that they never got to meet him. Back in Sakaar, Doctor Strange has Hulk and Thor make up.

Returning to Lemuria, Doctor Strange, Hulk, and Thor run into Captain America and Captain Marvel who have brought Stingray with them as he was in Lemuria at the time when it was brought into Chronopolis. Stingray warns the group that Attuma has charged a control pearl using a Nexus shard. As Attuma gets angry at Torg for getting frozen in ice, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Stingray, and Thor confront him as Torg gets free of the ice. During the fight, Attuma is disarmed of the pearl as Torg drags him deep underwater. In Egypt, two Egyptian interns talk about their pharaoh becoming obsessive lately when they noticed a new Sphinx. They look inside and see an unknown figure. Back in Lemuria, Doctor Strange frees the Nexus fragment from the control pearl. As Stingray gets the Nexus Shard back to Avengers mansion, Hulk and Thor accidentally destroy Doctor Strange's portal to the next location after Doctor Strange and Captain America passed through.

Arriving in Egypt, Captain Marvel, Hulk, and Thor meet the pharaoh who puts them through three different trials to see if they are worthy of getting the Nexus Shard. When it comes to the third trial in the Pharaoh's Tomb, the pharaoh locks Captain Marvel, Hulk, and Thor in where the same thing was done with Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Horus. Horus states that he arrived to investigate a violation to the Pharaoh's Tomb, but couldn't get any further. As Hulk forces his own hole down to the lower levels, everyone gets paired up in different sections. When they reunite, they find the pharaoh who states that the Nexus Shard's removal will awaken the sarcophagus' occupant who will exact vengeance on the first soul it sees. The pharaoh is revealed to be Loki in disguise as he removes the Nexus Shard that awakens N'Kantu, the Living Mummy. As Captain Marvel works to free Hulk from the quicksand, the others fight N'Kantu the Living Mummy. When N'Kantu is thrown back into his sarcophagus, Hulk slams it's lid back on much to Doctor Strange's advice not to. This causes another cave-in as everyone escapes through Doctor Strange's portal. The portal manifests in front of Loki as he is preparing to leave Egypt causing Hulk to punch him. As Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Hulk, and Thor claim the Nexus Shard, Horus makes sure that Loki puts right all that he has defiled.

Kang the Conqueror finds out that the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy have located and obtained some Nexus Shards. Kang plans to destroy their city while Ravonna whispers that someone has to stop him. Heimdall and Tony Stark walk though the chaos that appears in Manhattan as Heimdall wanted to see Broadway and eat hot dogs.

Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk arrive in K'un-L'un where a mysterious voice states that they can enter the Cave of the Dragon if they can find the one with the iron fist in the "monochrome" city. This directs Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk to Manhattan Noir where they find Iron Fist. Before he can help them, Iron Fist states that Kingpin has taken control of the area and they must get into Fisk Tower to take him down. He suggests that Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk meet up with Daredevil and Luke Cage who have already made preparations for the attack. After the preparations are done, the group arrives at Fisk Tower passing off as deliverymen that are delivering diamond canes. While She-Hulk and Luke Cage deal with the security guards, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man meet Spider-Man's contact in the form of Spider-Man Noir. After defeating Hammerhead who was planning to claim Kingpin's territory, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man Noir confront Kingpin during his party where he claimed that Kang the Conqueror suggested that he run for Mayor of Manhattan Noir....which he won. When he turns on the lights on his car that he got from Kang, Kingpin unleashes Elektra Noir on them causing them to find a way to deactivate them. Daredevil, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man Noir are able to defeat Kingpin and Elektra Noir. Following the party, She-Hulk and Luke Cage continue attacking the guards while Spider-Man Noir leaves to go back upstairs and make sure they are "tidying up." Iron Fist accompanies Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel to K'un-Lun while the rest of the Defenders and She-Hulk clean up Manhattan Noir.

Arriving in K'un-Lun, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man enter the Cave of the Dragon where the mysterious voice states that there are challenges ahead on their way to that which they seek. When they get to the end of the Cave of the Dragons, they find that Steel Serpent is controlling Shou-Lao where a Nexus Shard is embedded into the Heart of the Dragon. When Steel Serpent is defeated, Iron Fist removes the shard from the Heart of the Dragon which frees Shou-Lou while Spider-Man webs up Steel Serpent. Iron Fist takes his leave to make sure the rest of the Defenders are keeping Kingpin in check. Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel then leave for Nueva York to find the next Nexus Shard.

Arriving in Nueva York, they find that the Alchemax building has been charged up by Electro 2099. After defeating Electro 2099 on the outside of the Alchemax building, Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel enter the building where they run into She-Hulk and Spider-Gwen where the latter had traced Green Goblin 2099 to Alchemax. Spider-Man 2099 arrives describing what Alchemax does. Green Goblin 2099 speaks on the monitor to them before unleashing some Symbiotes and Symbiote-controlled workers on them. Using the Nexus Shard, Green Goblin 2099 combines the samples of Venom and Carnage to form Carnom. Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man 2099 fight Carnom and his second form of Maximum Carnom. When Carnom is defeated, Green Goblin 2099 tries to attack them only to be defeated by Ms. Marvel and webbed up by Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man 2099. Ms. Marvel claims the Nexus Shard while Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Gwen deal with subduing Carnom who is chasing Green Goblin 2099.

Kang the Conqueror scolds Ravonna for trying to understand his strategies where she claims that she wanted to get closer to his genius. Kang states that he thinks that the Avengers are putting the Nexus of All Realities back together, yet he doesn't know what purpose. At Avengers Mansion, Wasp tells Cosmo that she has to check on the team's progress and to send Knowhere's manifest to her. After Giant-Man disrupts Iron Man's repairs on his suit, Wasp states that she needs a vacation.

Arriving in Hala, the Guardians of the Galaxy search for the next Nexus Shard where they fight the Kree soldiers. Confronting Ronan the Accuser, the Guardians of the Galaxy learn that he plans to use the shard of the Nexus of All Realities so that he can lead his forces against Kang the Conqueror. When Ronan the Accuser attaches the shard to his Universal Weapon, the Guardians of the Galaxy fight him alongside his Kree Hounds and some Kree Soldiers. Despite defeating Ronan the Accuser and claiming the shard, they are confronted by an unseen character who quotes "cease."

Meanwhile in Attilan, Triton and Lockjaw see Maximus talking to the Kree. Reporting back to Black Bolt, Medusa, and Crystal, Triton states that the shields of Attilan were disabled from within by Maximus which enabled the Kree to invade ever since Attilan got dragged into Chronopolis. Medusa suggests to Black Bolt that they pay his brother a visit.

On Attilan, Black Bolt and Medusa make their way to the Royal Palace where they fight their way past Sentry-459 in order to get in. Meeting up with Crystal, Lockjaw, and Triton, Black Bolt and Medusa work to make their way to Maximus. Arriving in the throne room, Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Lockjaw, and Triton are told by Maximus that the Kree have a Nexus Shard which they will use to crush Kang the Conqueror. Maximus then attacks the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family in his special throne. After Black Bolt defeats Maximus by quoting "No brother," Crystal makes a new throne made of ice. As Crystal states that they should reach out to someone to help defeat Kang, Medusa states that they still have to deal with the Kree. While Crystal, Lockjaw, Triton remain in Attilan to defend the city, Black Bolt and Medusa head to Hala to confront Ronan the Accuser. Arriving in Hala, Black Bolt and Medusa fight pass the Kree soldiers where they find Ronan the Accuser still lying in defeat as they wonder who is commanding the Kree. The Supreme Intelligence makes himself known to Black Bolt and Medusa as he claims that a chrono-galactic event is unfolding. Not wanting to be distracted, the Supreme Intelligence unleashes the mind-controlled Guardians of the Galaxy on them. After Black Bolt and Medusa free the Guardians of the Galaxy from their mind-control, Rocket Raccoon breaks the glass on the Supreme Intelligence causing his system's emergency containment program to seal him up in his damages. As the Guardians of the Galaxy claim their Nexus Shard, Black Bolt and Medusa will aid them in their fight against Kang after they are done tending to Attilan.

Kang the Conqueror is pleased that he has found worthy opponents as Ravonna asks if a negotiated peaceful negotiation is still possible. Kang states that he is a conqueror and that conquering is what he will do. At Avengers Mansion, Cosmo contacts Wasp stating that he has assembled a manifest for the Avengers as Giant-Man's analysis shows that there is an EMP on Knowhere which they would use to bring down the shields surrounding Kang's Citadel. Tony Stark and Giant-Man state that they should create a channeling device to raise the footprint high above Avengers Mansion as Doctor Strange will create the portal in that position.

Making their way to the roof, Iron Man and Giant-Man build a device to help with bringing Knowhere to Chronopolis. Once that is done, Doctor Strange begins making a portal high above Avengers Mansion by assembling all the shards of the Nexus of All Realities. Due to a lot of interference, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Giant-Man, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, and Star-Lord notice that Ego the Living Planet is at the other side of the portal. Wasp appears to warn them that Kang knows what they are planning according to an anonymous source. Ego hears Kang's name and states that he shall pay for his insolence after the heroes pay for their incompetence. To keep Ego from arriving while dealing with Kang's forces, Black Bolt, Spider-Man 2099, and Wasp work to accomplish this by establishing up a satellite link and aligning the satellite network with each other to cause a resonance feedback wave at the right frequency to focus on. When the power goes down, Captain America, Thor, and White Tiger work to restore the power. Doctor Strange works on a spell while Iron Man and Giant-Man make slight adjustments to their device, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, and Spider-Gwen defend them from Kang's soldiers. Before the portal closes, Ego states to Kang that he will remember this impertinence. After that portal closes, another one opens as Knowhere appears. While Doctor Strange rests, Wasp plans to make contact with the Nova Corps for them to be ready when the shields around Kang's Citadel drops as every superhero prepares for the final battle.

As Kang the Conqueror watches the warfare on his screen, he notices that Ravonna is not with him. He plans to let the heroes come. Arriving on Knowhere, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord work to fire the EMP around Kang's Citadel. When that is done, the Nova Corps begin their attack only for Damocles to shoot them down when Kang summons it from outside Chronopolis. Riding the Milano, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord make their own entrance on the Damocles and fight their way through Kang's forces in order to get to the bridge. Arriving at the bridge, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord confront Kang and attack him only to find that they are attacking a hologram. Upon deactivating Damocles, Kang leaves Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord with a parting gift in the form of Korvac. After defeating Korvac, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord escape from Damocles before it can crash into the ground.

The final battle against Kang's forces has begun as Kang is pleased that he found some worthy opponents. Upon destroying the drone defenses outside Kang's Citadel and deactivating the forcefield around its teleporter, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange enter Kang's Citadel where Star-Lord accidentally sets off the alarms. Confronting Kang the Conqueror in his control room, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Star-Lord fight Kang and his forces until Kang and Captain America are left. As Kang grows to giant size and undoes Damocles' destruction to use as his sword, Captain America activates the technology to create a giant solid hologram of himself to fight Kang until he manages to defeat him. As the other superheroes converge on Kang, Ravonna turns against Kang by using his time crystal to reduce Kang to a baby. With Kang an infant, the superheroes celebrate their victory as the remaining villainous forces are being defeated. Ravonna states that as soon as the remaining areas are secured, she will return the components of Chronopolis to their rightful places in time and space as Rocket Raccoon gives baby Kang a bottle of milk.

In the mid-credits, baby Kang is shown levitating a sword. In the post-credits sometime after all the components of Chronopolis are returned to their rightful places in time and space, Tony Stark, Captain America, and Captain Marvel are at the fully repaired Statue of Liberty. Just then, Ravonna in her new alias of Terminatrix arrives with an elderly Kang, Supreme Intelligence, Cosmo, and Man-Thing. She and Supreme Intelligence mention a chronal fracture incident.

AudioEdit

Due to the game being affected by the 2016–17 video game voice actor strike, the cast from the previous game as well from Lego Marvel's Avengers did not return to reprise their roles as they were affiliated with the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).[20] While in favor of a new voice cast, Greg Miller voices Howard the Duck,[21] Peter Serafinowicz voices the game's antagonist Kang the Conqueror,[22] Sacha Dhawan reprised his role as Steel Serpent from the Iron Fist Netflix television series[23] and Marvel Comics Co-creator Stan Lee returned to voice himself.[24]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(XONE) 76/100[25]
(NS) 75/100[26]
(PS4) 73/100[27]

The game was well received by critics, who praised the game's linguistic content as well as the possibility to play with various Marvel characters.

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref
2017 Game Critics Awards Best Family/Social Game Nominated [28]
Gamescom 2017 Best Family Game Nominated [29]
2018 New York Game Awards 2018 Central Park Children's Zoo Award for Best Kids Game Nominated [30]
National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards Performance in a Comedy, Supporting (Dar Dash) Nominated [31][32]
Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Video Game Nominated [33][34]
Develop Awards Animation Nominated [35]

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