Lego Avengers has some free DLC for PS3 and PS4 players


20 characters and a level

Lego Marvel’s Avengers is coming to a bunch of a platforms on January 26, 2016, but folks who pick up either the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 version will have a head start in terms of characters. And if you’re anything like me, half the reason to play these games is to unlock ’em all.

There will be two DLC packs — one based on Captain America: Civil War, the other on Ant-Man — “available as a free download exclusively for [PS4 and PS3] players.” Here’s the breakdown:

Captain America: Civil War Character Pack (at launch)

  • Agent 13
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Crossbones
  • Falcon
  • Iron Man (Mark 46 armor)
  • Scarlet Witch
  • War Machine
  • Winter Soldier

Ant-Man Character & Level Pack (this spring)

  • Theatrical-based level
  • Ant-Man (Hank Pym)
  • Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
  • Ant-Thony (!!!)
  • Cassie Lang
  • Darren Cross
  • Hank Pym
  • Hope Van Dyne
  • Luis
  • Scott Lang
  • The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
  • Yellowjacket

On the PlayStation Blog, game director Arthur Parsons said what I hoped he’d say: “You’ll be able to fly around on Ant-Thony within the DLC level and then into the main game as well.”

I suspect this stuff will make its way to other platforms eventually, albeit with a price tag.