LEGO has finally unveiled its next superhero video game, or should I say a super-villain inspired one. True to its promise of a full reveal following the release of a teaser trailer yesterday, we now have a grasp of what to expect from this next LEGO video game offering, which is slated to be released on October 16, 2018.
The LEGO DC Super-Villains video game allows players to have their very own, in-game customizable character that they will use to explore a brick-world where DC heroes and the Justice League is noticeably missing. Afterwards, your customized villain will be able team-up with some of the most detestably fun super-villains in the DC comics universe. We have the likes of Joker, the Reverse Flash, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd, and a host of other super baddies in which your character can work with.
The trailer does not reveal the game’s entire storyline, but gives us an idea of how things began rolling without the Justice League around to defend the Earth. The surprising fact is that our so-called villains may turn to out to be the real heroes after all.
Similar to last year’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 where its respective Deluxe Edition comes free with a unique LEGO Giant Man minifigure, the LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition in turn will also come with a free, and exclusive Lex Luthor minifigure based on DC Comic’s Rebirth series. Aside from the main game, the Deluxe Edition will also include the Season Pass content, and an early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack once the game is available is for pre-order.
The LEGO DC Super-Villains will be released on October 16 this year, and will available across all major gaming platforms such as Nintendo’s Switch, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
Check out the video trailer below followed by WB Games’ full press release.
BURBANK, Calif. – May 30, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment today announced LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC universe. For the first time, a LEGO game is giving players the ability to create and play as their own DC Super-Villain throughout the game. Their character becomes the center of the story, while teaming up with an iconic variety of villains to adventure through the hilarious and original story written in collaboration with DC. LEGO® DC Super-Villains will be available October 16, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One X®, Nintendo Switch™, and PC.
“LEGO DC Super-Villains provides players a fun and humorous way to cause mischief by unleashing their DC Super-Villain’s sinister powers and amusing abilities,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “With an unprecedented amount of customization options to choose from, players can create and customize their character at the start of the story, unlocking new powers and abilities as they progress through the funniest LEGO game to date.”
“The original story in LEGO DC Super-Villains flips the DC universe upside down as players embark on an unforgettable adventure starring memorable villains set across notable DC locations,” said Ames Kirshen, Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment. “DC’s roster of iconic Super-Villains is unmatched and fans will love teaming up with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and a host of others to save Earth from a greater evil.”
“LEGO DC Super-Villains gives players a new way to play with their favorite DC characters with a splash of light-hearted, villainous antics,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Players will enjoy exploring the expansive DC universe in the way only a LEGO game can deliver.”
In LEGO DC Super-Villains, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customizable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfit lawbreakers must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito strangers have in store.
At the beginning of the campaign, players can create their own unique villain and main character throughout, while also teaming up with a variety of DC Super-Villains throughout the story mode. As players progress, they will unlock new abilities, powers and can continue to customize their character to take on the evil threat. Friends and family can join story mode at any time with the fun, two-player, local co-op experiences where players can team up in epic boss fights.
A Deluxe Edition of the game, featuring the main game content, Season Pass content and early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman, also comes with the physical version of the Deluxe Edition, while digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark DLC Character Pack with their Deluxe Edition.