Gamescom 2018 is now in full swing in Germany, where LEGO and Warner Bros Interactive took the stage to share an extended gameplay video (worth 19 minutes) in showcasing some of the things to be expected in their latest video game offering, LEGO DC Super Villains. We already know that the game will feature a good deal of character customizations where players will get to take the role of Rookie – the player’s avatar that eventually evolves and upgrades as you go through the game’s overarching story. The video, which you can see below, is courtesy of IGN who is currently covering the events of Gamescom 2018 as they happen. Watch this.
The game starts with Commissioner Gordon paying the mastermind criminal extraordinaire Lex Luthor (who is now serving time in prison) in asking for help in defeating the current threat that Gotham City is facing. The player’s character simply called as Rookie, enters the game and the player is given five preset characters to choose from. Each preset character is further customizable in terms of its looks, costume, abilities, and weapons.
You can even determine the color of Rookie’s weapons using the game’s highly varied color palette. Once the player finalizes his/her selection, the game gives us a glimpse of the myriad of DC super villain characters that can be unlocked throughout the course of the game. How many characters do you think are there?
As the story progresses, Lex Luthor does a daring escape from prison with the help of her loyal assistant and secretary Mercy Graves, bringing Rookie along with him. From there on, it’s a prison break mission and Rookie must find a way to the outside world while learning and absorbing new super powers at the same time. Furthermore, it looks like the first villains to be available at the player’s disposal (other than Luthor) will be Cheetarah and Solomon Grundy as Rookie help these baddies to escape. Typical of other LEGO video games, the LEGO DC Super Villains also features tons of breaking and re-creating LEGO sets and builds to progress in the game. Players can also change to up to 3 characters in-game depending on the challenge or task at hand.
The LEGO DC Super Villains video game is now available for pre-order, with the Deluxe Edition retailing for $75. It is slated to be released on October 16, 2018 and will be available across major gaming platforms (Playstation, Xbox, Switch, and PC).