The roster of heroes looks suitably diverse, and even includes heroes like Spider-Ham (he is Spider-Man, but also a pig) and Throg (Thor, but also a frog). I’ve yet to spot any X-Men or members of the Fantastic Four, unfortunately. They didn’t in Lego Marvel’s Avengers, since they aren’t part of the cinematic universe, but while Super Heroes 2 contains things inspired by the films, it’s not as beholden to them. It would be a shame if the game ended up being mutant-free.
If you’re a bit confused about the talking dog in the trailer: that’s Cosmo. He’s a canine cosmonaut who ended up being the sheriff of Knowhere, a space station built inside the head of a dead Celestial. So yeah… he’s a talking dog who hangs out inside the floating skull of a deceased space god. He’s also mates with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s great to see obscure characters getting some time in the spotlight, but damn is that a horrific Russian accent. Hopefully he won’t talk too much. And we can probably expect better voice acting elsewhere, as Peter Serafinowicz, who currently plays The Tick in the Amazon adaptation, will lend his dulcet tones to Kang.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is due out on November 14.