Warner Bros. has confirmed that a LEGO DC Super-Villains video game is in the works, by releasing an announcement trailer.
At the end of March, Warner Bros. announced that LEGO The Incredibles was being developed for a June release, and around the same time, rumours began saying that the next LEGO game would centre on the villains in the DC Universe.
Fans have been predicting that a new LEGO DC game was on its way, as the last one was LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, was released four years ago. The first DC-based LEGO game was 2008’s LEGO Batman: The Video Game, which became a massive success, selling over 11 million copies. Two sequels followed, including a DC Super Heroes game, which brought in some of the Justice League and other popular heroes. Super-Villains will be the company’s fourth DC game.
This trailer gives our first official look at LEGO DC Super-Villains, going into some of the story. Set to Blondie’s “One Way or Another” we see Joker leading a takeover of Gotham City. Citizens run for cover as Harley Quinn, Reverse Flash and Poison Ivy wreak havoc on the city. It seems that TT Games has had a lot of fun with the villainous story, as Managing Director, Tom Stone has said that Super-Villains will be the “funniest LEGO game to date.”
Players are able to create their own fully customisable villain who can interact with the other DC villains through the story. This is the first time a LEGO game has had a customisable character as the main protagonist, and their choice of game for this to debut on couldn’t be better. As with most of the LEGO games, a two-player mode is also available during story mode.
Super-Villains takes place in a world where the Justice League has disappeared, leaving a group of heroes from a parallel universe to take it upon themselves to protect Gotham from evil as the “Justice Syndicate.” Soon, DC’s Legion of Doom discover that the Justice Syndicate aren’t who they appear to be, and it’s up to them to put a stop to the “heroes’” evil plans.
LEGO DC Super-Villains will launch on October 19th in the UK, and October 16th in the US, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.