After breaking the 10 million sold mark, it was inevitable that LEGO Batman would receive a sequel. The original was so popular, it became a part of the package deal for the XBox 360 for a time. Back in November of 2011, a few months after LEGO revealed initial designs for their LEGO DC Super Heroes line, Traveller’s Tales and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced that the latest LEGO Batman title would encompass some of the most well known heroes and villains of the DC Universe. Now more than a full three months later, we get a first glimpse of it in action in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
In the trailer below, we see LEGO Batman and his ward LEGO Robin once again, but this time joined by the Man of Steel (or in this case also LEGO) Superman. He makes his way over to Gotham as the Joker is released from Arkham Asylum by Supe’s own nemesis, Lex Luthor (voiced by none other than Clancy Brown).
Aside from the brief introduction to the story given in the trailer below, Traveller’s Tales has given us some important details about the release. The game will feature 50 DC Comics characters, including all those seen in the trailer as well as The Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern. It will also be an open world format that can be traveled across using different vehicles such as the Batmobile, Batwing and Batboat. Most importantly, it will be the first time ever that the LEGO figures will actually have voices, some of which may be recognizable to the well trained ear.
Though exciting to hear on the surface, it may be slightly controversial that this LEGO game will be the first to be voiced. Fans of the LEGO series are set in their ways that at least part of the charm of the game’s cut scenes are how they are done through animations and not voiceover. It will be interesting to hear the community’s reaction once they see it in action.
Make sure to stick to the Flickcast for all your LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes news before the game’s 2012 release for the XBox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nitendo 3DS.