With the character set to be a key part in the game’s storyline, which will involve time travelling and dimensions jumping aplenty, his inclusion makes sense. In addition, the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition will include early access to a Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack and the full Season Pass.
Arthur Parson – Head of Design at TT Games – told Marvel.com why the character is so important to the story.
‘Giant-Man is making a massive appearance in “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2,” and the reason he’s involved all revolves around how we wanted to tie the game together. We have a truly epic story spanning multiple Marvel realities and teams of heroes battling the time travelling Kang the Conqueror across Chronopolis, and as such we wanted to ensure that the gigantic scale of the story makes sense to the player. So, we have Giant-Man’s love interest Janet Van Dyne—[aka The] Wasp—directing operations from Avengers Mansion. Given that “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” features characters from different time periods and realities, we wanted to bring a different version of Hank Pym to the forefront, hence why we picked this version of Giant-Man—aka Goliath. Having the interplay between him and Wasp, as well as a scientific head-to-head with Tony Stark really makes for some great fun.’
Parsons also confirmed that the character brings some levity to the game in its serious moments and revealed some of the special abilities that the in-game version will have,
‘Giant-Man has some great abilities in the game; he can grow to a huge size, while also able to shrink down to the size of an ant. While tiny, he can infiltrate mechanisms to solve puzzles and has a couple of other secret cool abilities’