The LEGO series is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Even though we have next-gen hardware capable of generating photorealist visuals…I just can’t get enough of these colorful little blocks!
The third iteration in the LEGO Batman franchise is no different, as LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will take the pint-sized caped crusader to new frontiers beyond just his own city (or even his own planet for that matter)! Joining him once again will be his comrades in the Justice League, as well as a slew of other villains and heroes from DC’s comic universe.
We’ve also recently learned the game will sport six different DLC packs (which includes 40+ new characters in all). Taking its cues from, Hollywood, two of these packs will feature themes from both Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy , as well as Zack Snyder’s recent Man of Steel reboot. A third will focus on the 75 th anniversary, with a bit of throw-back content to the original comics (all available via the “Season Pass”).
Here’s a quick rundown (via SuperHeroHype):
- The Dark Knight Pack: Experience the heart-pounding chase scene from the iconic film complete with cool vehicles and explosive action. Play as the legendary Dark Knight and Commissioner Gordon, as well as the Joker and his goons as they chase down Harvey Dent’s police escort. Bane and Catwoman from the third film are also playable.
- Man of Steel Pack: Help Jor-El, his wife Lara and their robot Kelex send the infant Superman “Kal-el” into space towards the safety of Earth as Krypton falls into chaos. Find a way inside Jor-El’s home, fight General Zod’s invading forces and battle against Zod himself to save Superman.
- Batman 75th Pack: Play as Joker and Harley, setting up a variety of celebration set pieces. Be the Batman and play as some of the most iconic faces of Batman through the years, including his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 .