Friday, January 6, 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes video game

We knew this was coming, but LEGO has finally announced the upcoming LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. I cannot find the official announcement anywhere on their site (rant to follow), so I'll grab the text from FBTB:

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® videogame 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 videogame 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

Okay, now the rant. LEGO's pressroom is absolutely horrible. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, but whenever I go to, and go to the 'about us' section and look under 'press releases', 'product news' or 'corporate news', there's nothing up to date. They write these press releases and send them out, but I have to get them from various other websites. I guess Ace at FBTB is probably a LEGO Ambassador, and so gets them through that channel, but why the heck does LEGO make it so hard for their true fans to find out the same information that they are giving out to other gaming or comic sites? Google News is a heck of a lot better at informing me of recent LEGO happenings than the official LEGO site ever was.

Okay, also an admission. Perhaps this will get me to play the LEGO Batman 1 game that's been sitting on my Wii for so long. In my defense, I have very small children. I only ever really play the Wii with them, and they spend the entirety of the time running Batman and Robin into the big pool of acid on the first screen. No joke. Eventually I'll persuade them to give me the control and get them past this, but then we just get stuck in the next hurdle. Oh well, they have lots of fun running Batman and Robin around the screen, and aren't really all that concerned about completing levels. BTW, it's exactly the same with our Wii Dora the Explorer game. My daughter plays it for a while, then gets stuck, and Daddy ends up playing it to get Dora through the next area. Oh well, I guess I should be happy that my kids aren't addicted to video games (yet - they've got a lot of years in front of them for that I suppose).

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