Rumor Patrol: ‘LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ Coming in 2012

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 1st, 2012 at 6:34 pm,

LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Rumor

Despite a steady stream of releases and gameplay that remains fundamentally the same from title to tile, the LEGO games are as popular now as they’ve ever been. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 has only been available for a few weeks, but rumors are already making the rounds about the next game in the series. It looks like a popular character will be making his return to the LEGO universe, and bringing a ton of friends along for the fun, in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

It’s been a great year for the LEGO games, which kicked off with the March release of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Traveler’s Tales followed that up with the even-better LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, which made clear just how good-looking and playable the LEGO games have become.

Artwork for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was discovered and posted by LEGO fansite BrickTuts. The image clearly shows Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, while the site claims that Green Lantern and other DC super heroes will also make appearances. Take a look at the image below.

LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Artwork

What do you think, Ranters, is this image the real thing?

The original LEGO Batman was something of an anomaly. As the only LEGO game (at the time) not specifically based on a film series, LEGO Batman came up short in the “recreations of iconic movie moments” category and as such, never became as popular as the LEGO Star Wars games. That could be an issue for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes too, though the addition of a wide range of playable heroes should provide plenty of storytelling opportunities for Traveler’s Tales. If the developers manage to sneak in some references to The Dark Knight Rises or the Superman reboot, all the better.

Given the huge success of Batman: Arkham City, the time certainly appears right for another LEGO Batman. Plus, the gameplay opportunities offered by his DC pals (Superman must be able to fly, right?) could help take the series in fresh new directions. The LEGO games have a charm all their own, and despite the seeming simplicity of the formula — popular license plus silliness plus breaking stuff equals fun — it is remarkably difficult to duplicate. Just look to the recent Disney Universe for proof.

Ranters, what are your thoughts on LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Is it for real, and if so, what DC characters would you like to see included?

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is believed to be in development for all current systems, with a potential release date in 2012.

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Source: BrickTuts

 

TAGS: 3DS, DS, LEGO, LEGO Batman 2, PS3, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive, Wii

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  1. Lego Batman has been my favorite release of the series so far. Despite Batman being one of my favorite things ever, I actually liked the fact that they wrote an original story for that game and didn’t follow “iconic movie moments”. This is the Lego Game I’ve been waiting for

    • I agree. I don’t think Traveller’s Tales had any desire to “recreate” the movie moments for a LEGO Batman game. Why would they? They have an entire canon of comics at their disposal. Creating a story makes much more sense. As much as I want to play a Batman LEGO character that looks like George Clooney….

      Plus, I was first exposed to some characters in LEGO Batman that I had never heard of, namely Clayface. So I give props to TT for branching out. I hope they do the exact same thing for LEGO Batman and Friends.

  2. I’d much rather them wait and make a Lego Batman game based on Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. I’d definitely get that.

    • Yeah Batman fighting LEGO mobsters and drug dealers, cool story bro.

      • Wow, seriously? What about the League of Shadows, Scarecrow and his goons, Joker and his goons,Bane, and Catwoman? And there’s LOADS of story in those films; it doesn’t fit your straw man simplification of “mobsters and drug dealers.” There’s as much potential for a game based on those films as any of the other films they’ve done. I’m not saying I think they’ll make it, but I wish they would.

        • First off: Stop fanboying.

          Second off: Its a kids game. What do you expect to have? Sex, Drugs and hookers? Its frikking LEGO…lol.

          • First off, I wasn’t “fanboying.”

            Secondly, there’s no sex or hookers in Nolan’s Batman, anyway. And the drugs don’t have to be highlighted. There was a lot more questionable elements in stuff like the Indiana Jones films, but they were still easily able to make a kids game out of that. I’m not saying I think they’ll ever make a Lego game based on Nolan’s Batman, just saying I wish they would. Sorry if you think that’s so ridiculous.

    • I would get it, too, and there really ISN’T that much sexual content in Batman Begins and TDK. I think they’d easily be able to make a series/video game off of it

  3. I’ve never really played much of the LEGO games. The little bit I’ve played was fun however, and I know that this will be awesome. Can you say LEGO Justice League?

  4. If this is the secret game DC has been hiding for next year I am going to be so mad, I have been hoping for a Green Arrow game, really hoping this is fake.

    • Uh….DC doesn’t make these games…TellTale Games does. o_o

      • Not telltale ~facepalm~ Travelers Tales. Was thinking the wrong TT. :P

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  6. Looking forward to seeing how Green Lantern will fit in(light constructs of lego? sounds awesome!) and maybe this’ll lead to a lego justice league game

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