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 center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite 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 center 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 October 16, 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 customization options to choose from, players can create and customize 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 favorite 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 customizable 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 customize 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, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman, also comes with the physical version of the Deluxe Edition, while digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark DLC Character Pack with their Deluxe Edition.
My Take on the Game
One of the things that I like the most about LEGO games is that they are so family friendly and they are made to be played by any and all. I would have to say that in playing many other LEGO games, this game is one of the most fun games that I have played recently. As a fan of the DC Universe, I have played games that focus on heroes, but not on villains.
In playing the game I have to say that the game play was better than I expected. Even better though was the plot itself. I found that the plot was much better than the last LEGO Marvel game that I played in the past.
It was a lot of fun to take control of the villains that you did not always think you would have an opportunity to control, and interact with others that again, you would not have thought possible.
In this game the super villains have to come to the rescue to save the world from Earth 3 Justice League dopplegangers. As you use your character you will find that the character interactions are authentic and that there is some great banter going on as well as some cool non-verbal cues as well.
One of the things that was unique in my opinion was the fact that you could create your own super villain. With this, you could build their powers up throughout the game and while you may not play your character most of the game, it is still fun to have the character there in the background just in case.
In the game, much like other LEGO based games you will defeat enemies, collect LEGO studs and solve puzzles as you work through the levels.
Puzzles are character ability specific. Some areas in the level are locked first playthrough since some characters abilities can’t be used until later since they’re not unlocked during the time of the story.
Boss battles are somewhat easy. Most come down to: wait for them to do their special attack, they will get dizzy, then do a free hit on them. Keep doing this and you will win!
This is a fun game and if you love DC you will love this, as it gives you a taste of the evil-doers for once!
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