A new, comic book themed LEGO game is in the works, and it’s not what you’d expect. That’s because, instead of focusing on the good guys like previous titles did, this one is all about the bad guys. Specifically the super villains who inhabit the DC universe. As such, the game is aptly titled LEGO DC Super-Villains.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains the Justice League has disappeared, leaving earth’s protection to a ragtag group of heroes from another dimension. This change creates an opportunity for the villains of the realm, who realize that their new counterparts may not be up to the task. Thus, they decide to strike in colourful and comedic fashion.

“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.”

At the beginning of the campaign, players will be given the opportunity to create their own custom super villain. That said, this doesn’t mean that they won’t get to interact with their favourite DC villains, because WB has confirmed that Harley Quinn and company will also factor in in major ways.

“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 is coming to PS4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PC, and will hit store shelves on October 16th. Those with interest can purchase a Deluxe Edition of the game, which comes with its season pass and early access to DC Super-Villains: The TV Series DLC. It is now up for preorder.

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