The original LEGO Batman was released on September 23, 2008, and was the best LEGO game I had ever played (until LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars debuted, that is). So I'm greatly looking forward to taking up the Batman's black plastic cowl again in this sequel.
|A screenshot, showing Batman, Robin, and Superman|
According to the official website, "In LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker...[The game] allows players to explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, they'll be able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman's Power Suit and Robins' Hazard Cannon, and using all new abilities including flight, super-breath and heat vision" (LEGO.com).
The game will be released on June 19, 2012, for the PC, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, and PlayStation Vita.
DISCLAIMER!: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has not yet been rated by the ESRB, but will likely be rated E or E10+.
For fans of the more "realistic" Batman games, the final chapter of Batman: Arkham City will be available for purchase at the end of this month. Adding more than two hours of additional gameplay, "Harley Quinn's Revenge sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Utilize each of the characters' unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley's vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new enviroments and face-off against Harley's all new gang of thugs" (IGN).
DISCLAIMER!: Batman: Arkham City -- Harley Quinn's Revenge has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence.
And don't forget that the final Christopher Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, will be in theaters nationwide on July 20, 2012. We'll see if actors Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway (as supervillains Bane and Catwoman) can rival Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight.
- Edessa, signing off