By Adam Smith on May 27th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
I’m always slightly disappointed when a new Lego game announcement arrives and it doesn’t involve a fresh license. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham looks like a Justice League game rather than a simple spot of the moody Bruces, but I can’t help but feel something other than superheroes would make a pleasant change. Lego Hammer Horror maybe, or Lego Warhammer. It probably doesn’t help that I saw Days Of Future Past yesterday – so many superpowers all on one screen. Best bits? Blink doing the best portals since Portal and Quicksilver doing just about anything. The superheroes from the other place are below.
Brainiac is the lead villain this time around and he’s taken to shrinking entire cities so that they’ll fit into his collection. Rather than Sheffield, Hull and Rotherham, I’m guessing Brainy is scooping up the likes of Metropolis, Gotham and Central City.
Players will unlock more than 150 unique characters from the DC Comics universe, including members of the Justice League and LEGO big figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more. Fans of all ages will be able to control their favourite heroes and villains with new gadgets and abilities. Brainiac’s mind controlling abilities and the power of the Lantern rings bring unexpected twists to the classic characters’ personalities.
Is it too much to hope for a Marvel vs DC game from Traveller’s Tales at some point? Or maybe it could still be heroes vs villains, with cross-universe team-ups with the friendlier title of Marvel Meets DC. Clark Kent and Peter Parker working together at the Village Voice, collaborating on the most important news of the day.