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We're slowly heading toward the release of one of the biggest LEGO games to date in the form of LEGO DC Super Villains, which is scheduled to drop this fall for home consoles and PC. The game is an ambitious take on the traditional LEGO video game formula, given that players assume the role of their own created villain instead of a hero. However, in the latest trailer released for LEGO DC Super Villains it was revealed that the player's villain characters won't be facing off against other heroes, but against other villains. Specifically, against one of DC's greatest villains: Darkseid.
The two minute trailer starts with Darkseid talking about how the anti-life equation will be his. We then see Darkseid on the streets of Metropolis, telling the people of Earth that he's going to conquer the planet and who would dare resist? The one person to defy Darkseid and stand as a hope for all humanity is a rookie villain, which is created by you, the player. We also learn that the Crime Syndicate is working for Darkseid, and attempting to find the artifact for him. The original super villains decide to fight back against the Crime Syndicate, with the player's rookie villain joining in on the escapades. The trailer rounds out with another big reveal that there's another planet in the sky that appears to be closing in on Earth.
This trailer seems to really meld well with the previous story trailer. It's surprising that a LEGO super hero game would have so many different layers to its story, and yet it does. Originally, TT Games and Warner Bros., teased the game as some sort of villain sim where players create a villain and go around terrorizing the public. However, the true nature of the game was revealed in a subsequent trailer, where we learned that the original Justice League was displaced by the Crime Syndicate, a group of super villains with similar powers to the Justice League. The Crime Syndicate was featured in one of the DC animated films, where they faced off against the original Justice League in an alternate version of Earth.
The storyline for LEGO DC Super Villains is very similar to the animated flick, except this time around instead of the Justice League coming to save the day the super villains attempt to save the day; teaming up in order to take down the Crime Syndicate and Darkseid.
Now, just because this is a super villain title where you create your own character and go on a grand adventure across a number of memorable DC locations, don't expect this to be a raunchy romp like Ubisoft's South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which had an identical setup where you created a character and attempted to work with other super-powered characters to save the world. You may be a villain, but this is still a kids game, after all.
You can look for LEGO DC Super Villains to launch for home consoles and PC starting October 16th, this fall.Pre-orders are currently available over on the official WB Games website.