In the last years, the British videogame developer Traveller’s Tales has focused on the production of LEGO games, covering everything from the Star Wars universe to Batman, and even more classic titles such as Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings. Naturally, Marvel hasn’t been left behind on this and TT has produced games based on key Marvel properties, like LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.
Earlier this year, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers DLC packs were announced; these are based in the MCU with installments featuring characters from the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and characters from future Marvel movies, such as Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. Now that Captain America: Civil War is out, fans are preparing for the release of the Doctor Strange feature film later this year, and to make the wait more bearable, the Doctor Strange DLC pack for LEGO Marvel's Avengers has now been released.
The All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange pack will take users on a mystical journey through the Dark Dimension and the Sanctum Sanctorum, where they will battle two of Strange’s biggest enemies: Baron Mordo and Dormammu. Users can play as both Stephen Strange and sorceress Clea, but the pack also includes other classic Doctor Strange characters, such as Jennifer Kale, Doctor Voodoo, Night Nurse, and the Mindless Ones – those extra-dimensional creatures with a single glowing eye.
This new and improved version of the Sorcerer Supreme comes with new skills and abilities, very different from the ones in the main LEGO Marvel’s Avengers game, including a magical axe and a variety of moves. However, what might make Strange fans extra-curious about this pack is the portrayal of the Dark Dimension in LEGO style. Arthur Parsons, Game Director on LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, explained their approach to this peculiar scenario.
“The Dark Dimension was somewhere we really wanted to go, we wanted to retell a classic Doctor Strange story, in a new and uniquely LEGO way, so when players experience the Dark Dimension we’re hoping they see nods to classic comic books in there as that is where we went with the level. Plus there is a really fun and inventive roller coaster segment in there too, it’s truly immersive, and having the amazing Jack Coleman voice the Sorcerer Supreme really takes the pack to the next level.”
Doctor Strange will not only continue the expansion and exploration of the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but will now also bring the mystic arts to Marvel’s LEGO universe – a great opportunity for those unfamiliar with the mythology of the Sorcerer Supreme to get to know some of its main characters ahead of the release of the movie.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is available on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, XBox One, XBox 360, Playstation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and PC.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now. Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2– May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.