May 27, 2014, 9:42 AM — Considering the success of Batman’s appearance in this year’s “The LEGO Movie”, it’s no surprise that we would see another Batman-and-Lego-based video game. Coming in Fall 2014, prepare for “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham”
Today brings such news, in this teaser trailer from WB Games. Including Batman, players will get to control the Lego versions of Superman, the Justice League, as well as assorted DC villains as they take on Braniac. Here’s a description of the game:
”The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.”
This brings the number of kid-based games that my son is anticipating this fall up to three, and we haven’t even had official announcements from next month’s E3 gaming conference (hopefully, we’ll just get more news from games like Disney Infinity 2.0 rather than new games I’ll have to buy). As for this gaming Dad, at some point maybe I’ll get to play Watch Dogs, which also came out today.
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