This year will not only bring Batman fans the Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight Rises, but also a new Lego Batman game from Traveller's Tales. Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, set for a summer 2012 launch.
A sequel to 2008's Lego Batman, the game is due for a range of consoles and portable devices including the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. In Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, players will encounter a suite of famous fictional heroes, including Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern, and they must save Gotham City from the grip of Lex Luthor and the Joker.
In addition to the new characters, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will let gamers explore new regions of Gotham City in an array of vehicles, including the famous batmobile and batwing. The game also offers up new gadgets and suits, as well as new abilities like fight, super-breath, and heat vision.
In addition to announcing Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, WBIE updated the already-rosy sales statistics for the original Lego Batman. According to WBIE's numbers, that game has now sold over 11 million units worldwide. This figure is well ahead of the 7 million tally the company announced in August 2010.
For more on the Lego: Batman series, check out GameSpot's review of 2008's Lego: Batman.