‘LEGO Batman 2′ Trailer and Screenshots Highlight Man of Steel

3 years ago by  

While many of Traveller’s Tales‘ LEGO properties capture a certain amount of fan nostalgia, none has worked as much magic as LEGO Batman. Sure, LEGO Star Wars and Harry Potter did their thing well enough, but they never really stretched the base formula enough to make a sequel feel warranted.

LEGO Batman 2, on the other hand, feels like the game that DC Comics fans have been waiting for. Taking not just iconic Batman heroes and villains but now DC Comics‘ heroes and villains, this promises to be one of Traveller’s Tales most successful LEGO titles yet — and we have a new trailer and some screenshots.

In the trailer, Traveller’s Tales doesn’t mince words, they cut right to the chase, to the character that fans are anxiously waiting to see get the LEGO treatment. Of course that iconic hero who will be joining Batman and Robin as they try to take down the Joker and his cronies is none other than Superman.

Check out the trailer:

Although not much is shown in terms of gameplay it does appear that Superman will provide players a tiny bit of open world flight. Our guess, based on the pattern of level design, is that each section of LEGO Batman 2 will feature the dynamic duo teaming up with a new superhero, meaning Superman won’t be showcased throughout the entire game.

Another point of note is the game’s use of voice over (Mark Hamill‘s in fact), which is a first for the entire LEGO franchise. It’s not quite clear whether the inclusion of voice is meant for the trailer or if it is something new that Traveller’s Tales is bringing to LEGO Batman 2.

Part of the appeal of the LEGO games has been its use of pantomime and physical humor to bring levity, but if it means hearing more Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy then we’re all for it. Among the other superheroes reported to be joining the mix are Green Lantern and Wonder Woman who, we figure, will get their own trailer reveals in the coming months. All in all, this game is shaping up to be just as much fan service as Arkham City.

What do you think of Superman’s inclusion in the world of LEGO Batman 2? Do you think that the series should adopt traditional voice acting?

LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes is targeting a Summer release date on all major platforms.

Source: The Sixth Axis

  • Dragonborn

    Voices…..in a lego game…… :>

  • jwalka

    i was hoping for a JLA game rather then a update of the 1st featuring superman :( and you cant say a JLA game wouldn’t work, we’ve seen in past lego games characters having certain abilities for certain obstacles, so why couldn’t they have done it here, it certainly would have pumped sales up if they included the main JLA members and some big villains.

  • lastdrag0n89

    Green lantern wonder woman, and maybe flash.. what else do you need?

    • jwalka

      they aren’t in the game as far as i know. the story will be focused on batman and superman trying to take out lex and joker (like in the 90’s animated movie).

  • Spider RedNight

    Psht, it’s most likely gonna be good regardless of characters and stuff. Yeah, they’ll take the formula where you NEED a specific character to do stuff like in the first game, but hey, it’s all good if you can be Superman to lift heavy stuff instead of always having to be, like, Killer Croc (though I digress when I say I used Mr. Freeze).

    As for voice acting… I’m all game with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, but I’m a little more wary for characters like Wonder Woman, Lex and Superman; we KNOW Conroy and Hamill, we know what they can do and how talented they are – which might lead to more good voice actors, but one can never be too cautious.

    As a big voice actor buff, I think it’d be an interesting turn to see the first LEGO game with complete voice acting, or maybe just important cutscenes? Either way, I’m not getting it for potential voices, I’m getting it because I love Batman and DC Universe in general. 😀

  • Ford Prefect

    I like the idea of having voice actors take part!! Of course the Hamill/ Conroy addition is awesome, if they get Tim Daily, Clancy Brown and other JLU regulars all the better. Also really thrilled that Hamill is keeping up on his Joker. I feel he does the best voice over for Joker. Wish they could have gotten him for Under the Red Hood.

  • Zach

    Epic doesn’t begin to describe this.

  • Vox Frog

    Sorry to burst any bubbles but it’s not a Conroy/Hamill team up. That’s Troy Baker as Batman and Christopher Corey Smith (Molag Bal in Skyrim) as Joker.