The Sorcerer Supreme unlocks a whole new dimension!
Just a week after we traveled to Wakanda to witness Black Panther and Shuri battle Ulysses Klaw, we’re zooming back to New York for a pit stop before we strap in with Stephen Strange and follow him to the Dark Dimension. This new DLC pack for “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers” brings with it a whole new cast of magical Marvel characters and an incredible new level for players to experience.
We hopped across the pond to Traveller’s Tales, where we found Arthur Parsons, Game Director on “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers,” who proved downright excited to answer some of our burning questions about the new DLC.
Marvel.com: The All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange pack brings some new magic to “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.” What will players be able to see and do in the new level?
Arthur Parsons: The ANAD Doctor Strange DLC pack is definitely my favorite pack so far. We are taking the player on a journey to both the Sanctum Sanctorum and the Dark Dimension, with the player battling both Dormammu and Baron Mordo. It is a really fun pack that has a completely different feel to the others in the season pass so far. We are really happy with the way this one turned out, and we tried something completely different in order to ensure we did justice to the Sorcerer Supreme. Playing as both Stephen Strange and Clea we transition between the two realms with actions in one directly affecting the other, it’s really epic.
Marvel.com: What new skills and abilities can players look forward to wielding when they take on the role of Stephen Strange?
Arthur Parsons: The Doctor Strange we see in the DLC pack has a completely different feel to the one seen in the main “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers” game, and comes equipped with a range of new moves, plus a magical axe that he wields. It’s great to be able to bring both variants to life in the game, and we are hoping that everyone loves the ANAD Doctor Strange.
Marvel.com: The Dark Dimension is one of the strangest, most unique segments of the Marvel Universe. How did you go about portraying the unusual nature of that locale in true LEGO style?
Arthur Parsons: 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.
Marvel.com: The Sorcerer Supreme is joined by Clea on this adventure and they find themselves up against Baron Mordo and Dormammu like you said. Who else is along for the ride in this pack?
Arthur Parsons: The Doctor Strange pack is yet another DLC level packed with great characters, this pack includes Jennifer Kale, Doctor Voodoo, Night Nurse and a Mindless One, a brilliantly rich roster that harks back to classic Doctor Strange, while also introducing the ANAD variant.
Marvel.com: Which of these eight new characters have you had the most fun playing and designing?
Arthur Parsons: Such a hard question, Jennifer Kale is brilliant, as is Doctor Voodoo, however Dormammu was probably our favorite; anyone that can throw flaming LEGO skulls around is bound to be a great character to play with. That said the roster here really is fabulously fun and we can’t wait for people to play the pack and then let us know their thoughts.
Marvel.com: May is a big month for “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers,” can you give us a taste of what’s still to come?
Arthur Parsons: May is indeed a big month—in fact a huge month—we’ve already had the release of the Black Panther pack, now the Doctor Strange pack, right around the corner we have our Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pack, inspired by the hit series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which is going to blow the minds of anyone that loves the show—which is obviously every Marvel fan—and if that in itself is not enough then we may well have one more surprise up our “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers” sleeves!!! Stay tuned!!!
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