They might be villains, but they’re the heroes in the latest LEGO title to be announced. WB and Traveller’s Tales have released the first official trailer for LEGO DC Super-villains.
As LEGO games go, this one’s a fair bit different. Well, sort of. DC’s LEGO offerings so far have consisted of Batman and other superheroes. So this could maybe be considered a mirror opposite. That’d be fitting. After all, many of the biggest rogues in DC’s universe are polar opposite to their respective heroes.
We get a good look at some of them in this trailer too. A-listers Joker, Harley, Reverse Flash, and Poison Ivy are all present. Then there’s that last guy – who is that guy?
The answer of course, is that he’s whoever you want him to be. LEGO DC Super-villains allows gamers to craft their own baddie.
“LEGO DC Super-Villains provides players a fun and humorous way to cause mischief by unleashing their DC Super-Villain’s sinister powers and amusing abilities,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “With an unprecedented amount of customization options to choose from, players can create and customize their character at the start of the story, unlocking new powers and abilities as they progress through the funniest LEGO game to date.”
On the narrative end of things, DC Supervillains sets things up to make the villains into the heroes. Sort of.
In LEGO DC Super-Villains, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customizable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfit lawbreakers must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito strangers have in store.
At the beginning of the campaign, players can create their own unique villain and main character throughout, while also teaming up with a variety of DC Super-Villains throughout the story mode. As players progress, they will unlock new abilities, powers and can continue to customize their character to take on the evil threat. Friends and family can join story mode at any time with the fun, two-player, local co-op experiences where players can team up in epic boss fights.
Fans looking to pick this one up should also be on the lookout for a Deluxe Edition of the game. There you’ll find an included Season Pass, but that’s not all. Early access to the “DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack” is in the box too, and a packed-in, exclusive mini-figure. That’d be “Superman” Lex Luthor by the way, which I assume is Lex in his blue, red-caped battle armor.
Not to be left out are digital downloaders, as there’ll be a special Deluxe Edition for them as well. Sans physical content, that “pack” will include the Justice League Dark character pack.
All of the above lands on the Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October the 16th.