E3 2014: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is All About The New And Exciting

The Lego video games have always been enjoyable, with their whimsical interpretations of beloved franchises and unique brand of humor. But in a world that has embraced The Lego Movie with boundless praise, the Lego video games may now find a broader audience. Traveller’s Tales, developer of the previous Lego Batman Games, is looking to capitalize on that with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, a game design director Arthur Parsons says is aiming to be  “new and exciting”.

Of course, that sounds like a pretty basic goal for a sequel. Series live and die by how they innovate between entries, but Parsons hope to take that concept a step further with Lego Batman 3. The game will include “over 150 playable characters”, drawing from all corners of the DC universe, and the involvement of some notable voice actors was teased, though not detailed.

It’s that incorporation of the DC universe as a whole that seems to be a focus in Lego Batman 3, as the game takes players into space and to several Lantern Worlds, leaving the well-tread Gotham City for much of the game. Parson’s was also adamant to communicate how great the game will look on more powerful consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and said he and his team were focused on making Lego Batman 3 “the ultimate superhero game for the whole family”.  With the game launching on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS, Vita, Wii U, PC, and Mac this fall, it will definitely be accessible regardless of allegiance.