Thursday, May 3, 2012


There have been a lot of really good game franchises over the years, but in my house the LEGO games win hands down. There's just something about running around a realistic world as a blocky peice of plastic and bashing up benches, rocks, and equally blocky bad guys that is just so much fun! That's why I'm greatly looking forward to the newest edition to the LEGO franchise: LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes.

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
B2: DC Super Heroes is an action adventure game that was published by Warner Bros. Interactive and developed by the ever-dependable Traveller's Tales. The synopsis (from IGN): "Heroes from the DC Universe join up the the Caped Crusader to root out evil in LEGO Batman 2: Superheroes."

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" (

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).

Teaser poster
This final chapter will be available on May 29, 2012, for the PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360.

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

1 comment:

  1. The Lego games are great! :) They are not my favorite but they are a ton of fun to complete to 100%. I have all of them except the Harry Potter ones. My favorite is Star Wars the Complete Saga, Indiana Jones 1 and The Clone Wars. I really did not like Indiana Jones 2, it was a major disappointment. I am not a fan of the split-screen for the Lego games. But I am looking forward to this Batman game. There needs to be a Marvel game for The Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men.
    Batman Arkham City is one of my all time favorite games, I need to download this DLC. :)
    Sorry for the long comment.



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