LEGO DC Super-Villains: Play as the Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, and custom character

LEGO DC Super-Villains

The LEGO games have featured many heroes fighting and triumphing over evil. Now Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment have banded together to give us the spotlight on the villains with LEGO DC Super-Villains. This marks the first time a LEGO game is focused on the villains, and you’ll get to play as iconic characters or create your own super-villain. We had the chance to play a demo build of the game during E3, and it brings all the things fans would expect from a LEGO game, but with a villainy twist.

The first thing we had to take care of was creating our own villain via the customization screen. The end result is a villain sporting sunglasses and dressed in a hot dog outfit because why not? You will get to unlock new powers and abilities for your character as you progress through the game. With your created character, you will be joined by other villains including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and more. Players will get to play with friends and family in the story mode via two-player local co-op.

After creating your character, a cutscene starts with Commissioner Gordon offering a deal with Lex Luthor to shorten his prison sentence, but it turns out that Luthor already had plans of escaping. Mercy Graves and Rookie (that’s your character) come in to help him escape. There’s plenty of humor sprinkled throughout, so fans of the lighter tone would find them amusing. Along the way, you are joined by Solomon Grundy, Cheetah, Metallo, Harley Quinn, and The Joker.

Puzzles are similar to previous games where you will need to find certain spots and build LEGO contraptions to help you progress. Certain interactive spots will only be accessible to certain characters, so make sure to switch characters to see if the shoe fits. Platforming is the name of the game, and you’ll be able to jump all around different areas including jumping between walls to a higher platform, swinging from bar to bar to reach an opposite platform and more. Each character will have their own specialty; for example, Lex Luthor can hover, Solomon Grundy can lift a character up really high, and Harley Quinn can use a spray paint containing explosive materials to break down walls.

The demo ends with the villains putting up a tough fight against the Justice League. However, Ultraman and his Justice Syndicate team from another universe quickly dispatch the villains. He tells the Justice League that they are here to do good, but something tells me that’s not going to happen.

Synopsis: 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.

LEGO DC Super-Villains will be available on October 16, 2018, for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. A Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-order and includes the main game content, Season Pass content and early access to the DC Super Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack. The Deluxe Edition’s physical version includes the exclusive Lex Luthor Superman LEGO minifigure while the digital version includes the Justice League Dark DLC Character Pack.

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