While the DCEU may be going through a rough patch, it seems DC is having a much better time of it in the realm of video games. In fact, the latest title confirmed is another collaboration with the LEGO Group, this time for the game LEGO DC Super-Villains allowing players to run rampant through the city as a super-villain.
The game was confirmed with a new trailer that was published over on the WB Games YouTube channel. And speaking of the DCEU, the very start of the trailer features a defaced statue of Superman, and a man screaming hysterically about the red capes coming, not unlike the comments made by Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The trailer moves at a frantic pace, with people running through the streets of Metropolis, and a news reporter asking who will save the people? Commissioner Jim Gordon pulls up in a LEGO car and hops on the roof to tell everyone to remain calm and that everything is under control. At that point, Gordon transforms into the Joker and says that everything is under the control of super-villains.
It's a nice little segue into the revelation of the LEGO DC Super-Villains title. The news reporter then claims that everything is not okay, and we see a string of chaos being committed by super-villains like The Joker and Harley Quinn.
It's not just Batman's villains who are on display in the trailer. We also see the Reverse Flash stealing rings from couples who are about to get engaged. Poison Ivy hops into the fray, messing with the local police while posing for selfies.
The hook for the game is finally revealed through the Joker asking if a criminal locked away in jail would like to join them for some fun. The criminal starts as a generic LEGO prisoner, but then we see him bust out of the bars and start morphing into a variety of different super-villains, revealing that players will be able to create their very own baddie in LEGO DC Super-Villains.
The game will allow you to take part in creating chaos and destruction throughout the popular DC Universe cities, using your very own villain or by teaming up with some of the most popular villains from the DC Comics.
It's a bold move, giving gamers the option to play as the bad guys for once... especially in a LEGO game. Then again, DC hasn't been afraid to let players step into the shoes of villains. You were able to play some of the villains in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham games, as well as take control of a hefty helping of baddies in NetherRealm Studios' Injustice 2. Daybreak Game Company's DC Universe Online also allows you to create a super-villain, while Monolith Productions pitted players against one another as impostors cosplaying as heroes and villains.
You'll be able to take part in all the villainy and chaos available in LEGO DC Super-Villains when the game launches for the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One on October 16th, 2018.