Everything you need to know about Lego DC Super-Villains.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date:October 16, 2018
LEGO DC Super-Villains is an action adventure game developed by Traveller’s Tales based on the LEGO video games license owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the LEGO DC franchise, and serves as a spinoff to the Lego Batman trilogy.
LEGO DC Super-Villains was officially announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in May of 2018, confirmed for an October release for the Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. However, prior to the announcement, the game had already been leaked- it was part of a Walmart Canada leak that had leaked several other video games as well, most of which went on to be officially confirmed by their respective developers and publishers in the following weeks and months. LEGO DC Super-Villains differs from other LEGO DC games in that it focuses entirely on DC’s lineup of antagonists. This was an idea that had been building in the development team at Traveller’s Tales since 2008’s LEGO Batman: The Videogame, which also featured some levels that centred on the game’s antagonists. Traveller’s Tales took that idea and decided to build a game around it with LEGO DC Super-Villains.
A season pass was also announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for LEGO DC Super-Villains, which would add several new characters and playable stages to the games post its release through multiple paid DLCs. It consists of levels based on Young Justice, Batman: The Animated Series, as well as the films based on Shazam! and Aquaman. The season pass also consists of several additional characters as part of two packs. The DC Films Pack adds characters from the films within the DC Extended Universe, while the DC Super Heroes: TV Series DLC Character Pack adds characters from the DC shows on The CW, including The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and Legends of Tomorrow.
LEGO DC Super-Villains will also see several major actors in its voice cast. It has been described by creative director Arthur Parsons as an “all stars” cast, and it sees several actors who have given their voice performances in other DC properties reprising their roles in the game. For instance, Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy both lend their voices for the roles of The Joker and Batman (respectively). In fact, to keep Hamill’s involvement in the game a secret, Traveller’s Tales asked Christopher Corey Smith to provide the voice for The Joker for the game’s announcement trailer. Smith had previously voiced The Joker in three prior LEGO games, name LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Other notable members of the voice cast include Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor, Michael Ironside as Darkseid, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, Tom Kane as Commissioner Gordon, Steve Blum as Captain Cold, Travis Willingham as Superman, and Nolan North as Ultraman.
LEGO DC Super-Villains’ main premise is focusing on its antagonists instead of protagonist. When Earth’s superheroes and the Justice League go missing, they’re replaced by a new superhero team, the Justice Syndicate, hailing from an alternate universe. However, it soon comes to light that the Justice Syndicate may not be the team of do-gooding superheroes that they claim to be, and may have more sinister intentions in mind. To thwart their plans and save the Earth, DC’s roster of supervillains, led by Batman’s arch-nemesis The Joker, and also including a new player made character who is a criminal with many different powers and abilities and was tutored by Lex Luthor, decide to to team up.
Meanwhile, the supervillain Darkseid is also looking for the Anti-Life Equation, which is a mathematical equation that can grant Darkseid total mind control over sentient beings. LEGO DC Super-Villains shares elements with The New 52 story Forever Evil and as well as The Darkseid War, given its inclusion of things such as the Crime Syndicate of America, Darkseid’s daughter, Grail, Lex Luthor’s Superman warsuit, as well as the fact that it focuses primarily on DC’s lineup of antagonists than its lineup of superheroes.
For the first time in the LEGO series of video games, LEGO DC Super-Villains will allow players to create their own custom character, who will be the main character of the story. Though the game will, in true LEGO fashion, feature several playable characters, the focus will be on the created character. Players can choose to give their custom created supervillain their own powers and abilities, and as they progress through the game, more customization options, powers, and abilities will be unlocked, which players will be able to apply to their created character. LEGO DC Super-Villains will also feature co-op multiplayer for up to two players.
Over eighty playable characters have been confirmed for the game so far, which include major supervillains such as The Joker, Lex Luthor, Reverse-Flash, and Darkseid. Others such as Catwoman, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Doomsday, Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Malcolm Merlyn, Sinestro, Scarecrow, and Steppenwolf have also been confirmed. Meanwhile, non-negative characters such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Superboy, Wonder Woman, Commissioner Gordon, Nightwing, Green Lantern, Cyborg, Batgirl, and Aquaman have also been confirmed. The likes of Zoom, Shazam, Green Arrow, Supergirl, and Reign have been confirmed as DLC characters. There will be several other major DC characters in the game as well, who will appear as non-playable characters, including the likes of Alfred, Braniac, General Zod, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White.
LEGO DC Super-Villains will also feature several well-known DC locations as playable levels. The likes of Metropolis, Gotham City, Arkham Asylum, Smalville, Gorilla City, Stryker’s Island, Apokolips, Galaxy Communications Gala, Star Labs, and the Justice League Watchtower will all be included in the game. Poison Ivy and Solavar have also been confirmed to appear as bosses in some of the game’s earlier levels. Many of these locations will act as locations in the open world hub, similar to other open world areas that have been featured in other LEGO games.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.