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LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
LEGO Batman 2 DC Superheroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

Price

$39.99

Developer

Traveller's Tales

Publishers

Warner Brothers DC Comics

Date Released

June 19, 2012

Genre

Action-Adventure, Open world

Rating

ESRB: E10+, PEGI:7+

Platforms

Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, PC

"Legends Unite!"

- One of the game's taglines

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame, released on June 19, 2012.

StoryEdit

The philanthropist and playboy, Bruce Wayne, and presidential candidate, Lex Luthor, are both nominated for the Man-of-the-Year award, which goes to Bruce. Five villains-The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, The Riddler, and Two-Face- along with henchmen raid the event and begin stealing from the guests. Bruce exits stage-right and changes into his Batman costume. Joker takes the trophy and begins his "acceptance speech", but is interrupted by Batman and Robin crashing through the stage in the Bat-boat. Four of the villains exit through the trapdoor, leaving Harley Quinn to cover their flight. She is defeated and the Dynamic Duo begin hunting the other villains in the theatre. However, The Joker escapes.

Batman and Robin chase him in the Batwing and Robin's helicopter, and defeat him outside of the Gotham Funland. After the police haul him off, Superman arrives to greet the Dynamic Duo, apologize to "Bruce" for missing the ceremony, and to scold Batman for making a mess at the theatre.

During the raid, Lex earned an admiration for The Joker, and the two form an alliance later when Lex breaks Joker out of Arkham. With The Decounstructor, they can destroy shiny, black objects (such as the walls of Penguin's cell), and Lex hints at using it on Batman's vehicles. While in Luthor's helicopter, Joker begins aiming the Decounstructor at different cells and frees Catwoman, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Bane.

Meanwhile, in the Batcave, Bruce Wayne is contacted by The Martian Manhunter from the Justice League Watchtower and informs him of an emergency. Alfred shows Bruce and Tim Drake where it is on a map, and they change into Batman and Robin and leave for Arkham Asylum where they find the villains Joker freed attempting a prison break. They then attempt to stop them, starting with Catwoman. The villains are stopped and the police arrive. Commissioner Gordon informs the Dynamic Duo that all of the villains have been accounted for, except Joker. Batman notices an electrified brick outside of Joker's cell. He and Robin go to investigate. They run-in to Killer Croc and Mr. Freeze, who create obstacles, and stop The Scarecrow from escaping. They bring a black piece back to the Batmobile and discover it was destroyed with LexCorp technology and conclude that Luthor broke Joker out. Batman, Robin, and Gordon are alerted by a Police Officer that there has been a break-in at Ace Chemicals, and they leave. When Gordon and the Officer look back, they realize that the villains have escaped and that other officers are tied up in their places. Two-Face and Riddler wave at them as they escape in a police van.

At Ace Chemicals, Batman and Robin find that The Joker had already been there and stolen chemicals. They try to escape when a fire begins and just before they fall into the inferno, they are rescued by Superman. With help from Superman, they are able to escape. Batman tries to find out what Joker is making, and realizes it is Kryptonite. He uses the Batcomputer to find nearby locations of Kryptonite, and heads downtown. They follow a large vehicle, the Juggernaut. On the inside, Lex and Joker are creating Kryptonite. Batman and Robin begin firing at it. When the defenses are weakened enough, the Dynamic Duo infiltrate it. Batman takes the Kryptonite, and Lex is subdued. Joker however uses his joybuzzer on Batman and Robin to the point where they fall out of the Juggernaut, into their vehicles. Joker aims the Deconstructor at the Batmobile, which falls apart, and the Juggernaut gets away.

Back in the Batcave, Batman analyzes the Kryptonite and finds that it is only similar to true Kryptonite and that is harmless to Kryptonians. However, if there wasn't actual Kryptonite in the Juggernaut, the Batmobile's computer shouldn't have shown it. He and Robin decide that it was just a trick of Joker's, and put it away with the other Kryptonite they store in-case Superman goes bad.

Meanwhile, in the Juggernaut, Lex and Joker who are tracking the location of the false Kryptonite lose their signal, but realize that it is directly ahead. They use the Deconstructor to open a cavern and enter the Batcave. A fight ensues, and the Bat-bike, Batwing, and Batboat are destroyed. Batman and Robin flee through the elevator, and hang on to the shaft to escape when it falls. Joker and Lex find the Kryptonite vault and leave with it after Joker's pies explode and a fire begins. At the top of the elevator shaft, Superman arrives to rescue Batman and Robin. Together they escape the Batcave. Batman and Superman head after a LexCorp aircraft while Robin stays and tries to fix the vehicles.

Batman and Superman infiltrate the LexCorp aircraft, but when the reach the control section, Batman is dropped through a trapdoor. Superman rescues him and carries him to LexCorp in Metropolis.

From LexCorp, a large Joker-esque robot emerges and heads back to Gotham. Batman in a LexCorp aircraft and Superman fire at it, and then land on it. Lex emerges with Kryptonite and weakens Superman who falls. Batman saves him by gliding back to Gotham. Though most of his powers return, he is unable to fly and hunches over.

The robot hits at them, and they fall through the ground. It continues to make holes in the ground above the metro, but Superman uses his heat vision to destroy the left hand completely.

At the City Hall, Lex begins to give a speech and infects the crowd with a mind-altering gas so that they will vote for him. Superman destroys the gas emitting flower from the robot.

Robin arrives in a multi-coloured Batmobile. The robot chases Batman and Robin through Gotham City, but they drive in such a way that the Kryptonite it leaves looks similar to Joker's face.

Martian Manhunter sees it from space, and calls the Justice League. Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Flash respond

The robot attacks Wayne Tower, since Lex despises Bruce, and destroys the foundation. Superman and Wonder Woman keep it in place while Batman, Robin, Green Lantern, and Cyborg enter through the bottom of the building together. They knock the Robot off of the top and Green Lantern creates constructs to keep the tower from falling.

Superman is too weak to continue, but Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and The Flash finish it off. Joker is defeated, and Lex emerges in power armour. Batman contacts Martian Manhunter who readies the Watchtower laser. Robin helps aim it, and Lex is defeated.

Meanwhile, Brainiac is viewing Earth and says "I have located it."

The other superheroes stay to help clean up.

Though not a part of the main story, there are side-missions around Gotham City to rescue endangered civilians and to locate and defeat hidden villains, such as Bane on the beach or The Penguin at the zoo's Arctic World exhibit.

NotesEdit

  • A sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame was foreshadowed in the data section where the last bit of info, which sold for 4,000,000,000 studs, read "The End...?"
  • The PC DEMO files for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 includes content about LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, listing Batman, Superman, Superman's flight control, Batcar, Robin, Glide Pack, Tightrope Base, and Grapple Point.
  • This is the first LEGO licensed videogame created by Traveller's Tales where the characters talk and have dialogue. Other non-licensed video games such as BIONICLE Heroes and LEGO Island contained some dialogue.
  • This is the first LEGO video game on PlayStation Vita.
  • An exclusive pre-order from EB includes downloadable content that allows play with five villains and heroes; Bizarro, Captain Cold, Black Adam, Black Manta, Gorilla Grodd, Nightwing, Shazam, Katana, Zatanna, and Damian Wayne.
  • A physical version of Batman's Electricity Suit will be included with LEGO Batman: The Visual Dictionary
  • There are 250 gold bricks to collect.
  • A Collectors' Edition is currently available through Amazon. In addition to the game, it also includes 30164 Lex Luthor.
  • Preorder from ShopTo.net includes a LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes comic book downloadable content to unlock the Harley Quinn bike.
  • In the character creator a torso and face resembling that of the heroine Vixen may be seen.
  • A demo of the game is now available to download from here for PC.
  • Through a cheat code Harley Quinn's Motorbike is available in the Wii version of the game.

CastEdit

  • Clancy Brown - Lex Luthor
  • Laura Bailey - Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman
  • Troy Baker - Batman, Two-Face, Sinestro
  • Steven Blum - Bane, Ra's Al Ghul, Killer Croc
  • Christopher Corey Smith - The Joker
  • Cam Clarke - Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter
  • Nolan North - Scarecrow, Captain Boomerang, Hush
  • Rob Paulsen - Riddler
  • Charlie Schlatter - Robin, Flash
  • Bumper Robinson - Cyborg
  • Fred Tatasciore - Clayface
  • Travis Willingham - Superman, Bizarro
  • Anna Vocino - Vicki Vale
  • Joseph Balderrama - Additional Characters
  • Bridget Hoffman - Additional Characters
  • Katherine Von Till - Additional Characters