Something wicked this way comes in the full announcement trailer for LEGO DC Super-Villains, arriving this fall from WB Games, TT Games and LEGO Group.
The 15-second tease released on Tuesday certainly suggested The Joker plays a significant role, and featured a nod to Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, now fans can see what other classic DC rogues are drawn in, and what unites this Legion of Doom.
Such fan-favorite villains las Mr. J, Harley Quinn, Reverse-Flash and Poison Ivy get their time to shine in the trailer, while Darkseid, Deathstroke, Gorilla Grodd and more are set for the game's full release.
As the Justice League vanishes and Earth is temporarily left unguarded, it's up to players to create their own villainous persona and join DC's foulest foes to take down a suspicious new team of heroes known as the Justice Syndicate. Customization is key to LEGO DC Super-Villains, and fans are promised that they can upgrade their character throughout the story campaign.
Two-player and local co-op experiences mean that taking on those brick-filled boss fights is even more fun with those closest to you. For those wanting to buy the Deluxe Edition of the game, fans are promised Season Pass content, early access to DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack and an exclusive Lex Luthor Superman mini-fig.
Launching in 2008 with LEGO Batman: The Videogame, the series continued in 2012 with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, followed in 2014 with LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Although villains have been playable in the previous games, this is the first installment where they steal the limelight from heroes like the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.
Alongside LEGO The Incredibles, it is a big year for plastic, fantastic, games, and LEGO DC Super-Villains looks to be another money-spinning title that can cash in on the success of superhero movies. The game arrives Oct. 16 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.