Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced their next video game with LEGO DC Super Villains. As expected, you’ll be able to play as the DC villains unlike the previous LEGO DC games where you mainly play as the super heroes. The game comes out on October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. There will also be a Deluxe Edition of the game which includes an exclusive Lex Luthor Superman minifigure. No word yet on which retailer will have the pre-order for it.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, THE LEGO® GROUP
AND DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE LEGO® DC SUPER-VILLAINS
It’s Good to Be Bad in the First-Ever, Villain Focused LEGO® Game
with an Outrageously Fun and Original Story Co-Written with DC
All-New Ability to Create and Play as Your Own DC Super-Villain Brings Player Customisation to the Heart of the Story
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 centre of a villain-centric adventure packed with favourite 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 centre 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 16th October 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 customisation options to choose from, players can create and customise 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 favourite 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 customisable 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 customise 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, will be available for pre-order soon. An exclusive LEGO® minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman, also comes with the physical version of the Deluxe and Standard Editions, while digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark DLC Character Pack with their Deluxe Edition.