Batman journeys into outer space in new LEGO game

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If I had to whittle down what I love about the LEGO Batman games (and really LEGO games in general) it’s that they can go places with their licensed characters that more serious game franchises can’t.

That’s the case with the just-announced Batman 3, which will be making its way to major consoles, handhelds, PC (and hopefully Mac) this fall.

The game will continue on from the events of DC Superheroes. Subtitled “Beyond Gotham” it follows Batman as he goes on a sci-fi-inspired intergalactic adventure, attempting to thwart the villainous plans of Brainiac who aims to destroy Earth by… miniaturizing cities from around the cosmos with the aid of the Lantern Rings.

Little more is currently known, but it has been confirmed that the game will feature 150 unlockable characters from the DC universe – including big LEGO figures for characters such as Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy. We’re also promised “unexpected twists to the classic characters’ personalities,” which suggests that all may not be entirely stable amongst the Justice Leauge members.

Iconic locations will include the Hall of Justice, the Justice League Watchtower and the Batcave.

For now, here’s a trailer:

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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