LEGO Marvel's Avengers is nearly here, and that mean's it's time to figure out your platform and retailer of choice when it comes to preordering and picking up the game.

As is the case with most video game releases, LEGO Marvel's Avengers has some exclusive preorder bonuses and content depending on who you preorder the game from and what platform you do it on. That's why we've gathered up all the news in one spot to make figuring out where to shop a little easier. New characters, levels and an exclusive minifigure are all up for grabs, so be sure to read carefully.

Gamestop: Silver Centurion Iron Man LEGO Minifigure

If you're a serious brick collector, GameStop will likely be your retailer of choice when it comes to buying LEGO Marvel's Avengers. As is the case with numerous other LEGO game releases at the retailer, GameStop will be giving out an exclusive minifig to those who preorder the game on any console (while supplies last, of course).

Best Buy: Thunderbolts Character DLC Pack

Preordering the game from Best Buy for any console (except the Nintendo 3DS version) will score you the Thunderbolts DLC pack, which adds seven new characters to the game. If you aren't familiar with the Thunderbolts, they are a superhero team that is actually comprised of supervillains in disguise. You'll get Citizen V, Atlas, Mach 5, Songbird, Meteorite, Techno and Jolt for preordering.

PlayStation 4 And PlayStation 3: Free Timed Exclusive Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man DLC

Two free DLC packs will be coming free of charge to all PlayStation gamers. The first will be the Captain America: Civil War character pack, which adds nine Civil War movie versions of various characters, including Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Crossbones and Agent 13. The Captain America: Civil War character pack will be available at launch.

The other free DLC is based on Ant-Man, and will be coming in the spring. It will add a new level inspired by the movie, as well as new characters in the form of Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Ant-Man (Hank Pym), Ant-Thony (Flying Ant), Cassie Lang, Darren Cross, Scott Lang, Hank Pym, Hope Van Dyne, Luis, The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), and Yellowjacket. Each of these DLC packs are "timed" exclusives, which mean they will eventually be released on other platforms as well.

Season Pass: Exclusive Access To Avengers Explorer Character Pack

Buying the game's $10 season pass will net you 40 new characters and five new levels based off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and classic comic book storylines once all the content is released. For those who hate waiting, buying the pass grants instant access to the Avengers Explorer Character Pack, which includes alternate character costumes such as Scuba Captain America and Space Iron Man.

Once you've decided how you'll be getting LEGO Marvel's Avengers, be sure to check out these screenshots of the game in-action. LEGO Marvel's Avengers releases on Jan. 26 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U and 3DS, so be sure to check back soon for our full review.

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