After the success of 2008’s LEGO Batman and 2012’s LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, Warner Bros. has announced the third installment in the video game franchise. Titled LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the latest chapter in the LEGO series sees Batman and the Justice League travel to space to combat the villainous Brainiac. The press release teases the players’ ability to play more than 150 DC characters, and locations such as the Batcave, the Hall of Justice and the Watchtower can be explored. Additionally, the Justice League is noticeably donning their New 52 costumes this time around. More details can be found in the press release below, and we also have an announcement trailer and a few screenshots. Stay tuned for more news as we have it. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available this fall.
LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham will be available beginning Fall 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, as well as for Windows PC.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO Batman™: The Videogame and LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes videogames. To-date, LEGO videogame sales have reached more than 100 million units worldwide.
“Building on the incredibly successful LEGO Batman franchise, we are working to make LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham the ultimate super hero videogame this year for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “The TT Games team is bringing LEGO Batman and an astounding amount of characters from the DC Comics universe to the next frontier with a new epic story, more gadgets and unexpected challenges.”
In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, 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.
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 favorite 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.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also will allow players to explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower. They will be able to access Batman’s training modules on the Bat Computer and take part in various challenges, battles and races.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.