Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, the LEGO Group, and DC Entertainment are teaming up again, this time for LEGO DC Super-Villains, which will be the first LEGO game to focus near exclusively on the various DC villains. Additionally, players will have the ability to create and play as their own DC Super-Villain throughout the game.
The player-created character becomes the centerpoint of the game's story, teaming up with a variety of iconic villains including The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Harley Quinn. The story, despite featuring a new player-created villain, was a collaboration between DC and TT Games, so you should expect it to be rather faithful to the source material.
As far as that story goes, here's the official description:
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.
At the beginning of the campaign, players can create their own unique villain and main character throughout, while also teaming up with a variety of DC Super-Villains throughout the story mode. As players progress, they will unlock new abilities, powers and can continue to customize their character to take on the evil threat. Friends and family can join story mode at any time with the fun, two-player, local co-op experiences where players can team up in epic boss fights.
The game will come as a Standard Edition with the base game, or as a Deluxe Edition that comes with the main game, Season Pass content and early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack. If you get the physical Deluxe Edition, you also get an exclusive LEGO Lex Luthor Superman minifigure. The digital Deluxe Edition rewards players with the Justice League Dark DLC Character Pack.
You can find more information on the game peppered into the various statements included with the announcement.
"LEGO DC Super-Villains provides players a fun and humorous way to cause mischief by unleashing their DC Super-Villain's sinister powers and amusing abilities," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. "With an unprecedented amount of customization options to choose from, players can create and customize their character at the start of the story, unlocking new powers and abilities as they progress through the funniest LEGO game to date."
"The original story in LEGO DC Super-Villains flips the DC universe upside down as players embark on an unforgettable adventure starring memorable villains set across notable DC locations," said Ames Kirshen, Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment. "DC's roster of iconic Super-Villains is unmatched and fans will love teaming up with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and a host of others to save Earth from a greater evil."
"LEGO DC Super-Villains gives players a new way to play with their favorite DC characters with a splash of light-hearted, villainous antics," said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. "Players will enjoy exploring the expansive DC universe in the way only a LEGO game can deliver."
LEGO DC Super-Villains will be available October 16th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The announcement trailer is below.