It's time to build a better Batman. Come Summer 2012, the "Lego Batman" sequel hits stores and some new DC Comics heroes are coming along for the ride. "Lego Batman 2," developed by TT Games with Warner Bros. Interactive, was confirmed in November and boasts the same features of its predecessor, including availability on a variety of platforms and the opportunity to control a hero or villain through a unique story campaign in either solo or cooperative play -- but this time, even more characters will be available.
While the first "Lego Batman" featured only characters from the Bat-universe, the sequel spans the entire DCU cast of characters including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Lex Luthor. According to The Source, the game will complement the new line of DC Universe Lego toys, including five construction sets and three new Lego minifigures. Players will also explore undiscovered areas of Gotham City with new vehicles, gadgets and suits for the Bat-crew. Plus, developer TT Games adds superpowers to the mix with flight, super-breath and heat vision.
"Lego Batman 2" marks TT Games' eleventh video game in the popular Lego game franchise, which takes popular properties and gives them a whimsical spin with Lego elements. The original "Lego Batman" hit stores in 2008 and is currently available for XBox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP and PC.
Official Press Release
Batman is back to save Gotham City and the action will only build from here! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group are teaming up once again to announce that LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes will be available beginning Summer 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The game is the sequel to the best-selling LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, which to date has sold more than 11 million units worldwide.
LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO® Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
In LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
"LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in our best-selling LEGO video game to date, LEGO Batman: The Videogame," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. "We’re offering fans a rich and expansive Gotham City environment filled with cool characters, great customization options and plenty of surprises that families, young gamers and DC Universe fans can enjoy together."
"LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO videogame experiences to create very fun gameplay,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fans of all ages are going to enjoy the action and light hearted humor that TT Games and LEGO provide."
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes allows players to explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, they’ll be able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman’s Power Suit and Robins’ Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including flight, super-breath and heat vision.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.videogames.LEGO.com.