'LEGO Batman 3' Adds Stephen Amell and Kevin Smith

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With a cast that includes such obscure characters as Bat Cow and Krypto the Super Dog, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is already looking like a DC fans' dream. However, publisher Warner Bros. and developer Traveller's Tales continue to surprise us with new character announcements left and right, many of which seem perfectly suited for this exciting game.

Just today, for example, LEGO Batman 3 added several new characters into its fold. Popular film director and noted comic writer/fan Kevin Smith has been added to the cast, alongside an iteration of Green Arrow voiced by actor Stephen Amell. Amell is, of course, the actor who plays the character in the CW show Arrow.

In addition to the Smith and Amell announcement, Warner Bros. also confirmed a version of Bruce Wayne (voiced by Troy Baker) as well as DC Comics writer Geoff Johns are in the game. Check out each new LEGO Batman 3 character below:

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Obviously, most of these characters will be of the unlockable variety and not part of the core LEGO Batman 3 story. In that story, for those who are curious, Batman and Robin are called up to the Watchtower to investigate an interstellar disturbance, one that seems to involve a few of the Lantern planets like Oa and Odym. The villainous Braniac also appears to be involved in some capacity, but LEGO fans will have to wait until the final game to discover how.

Overall, it appears LEGO Batman 3 packs a substantial trove of content into its retail package. So much so that Warner Bros. has decided to bring DLC and a Season Pass to the series for the first time. And that DLC looks might intriguing in its own right, especially the opportunity to play as Batman Beyond.

Other character additions of note include Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, and even Batman '66 voiced by none other than Adam West. It really is a DC fans' dream.

Also, if there are any gamers planning on attending New York Comic Con next week, the LEGO Batman 3 panel will feature appearances by Stephen Amell, Troy Baker, Geoff Johns, and Kevin Smith. It takes place October 11th at 12pm.

What do you think of the latest additions to the LEGO Batman 3 cast? Who else would you like to see join the fold?

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham releases November 11, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.


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