WBIE confirms Lego Batman

Publisher enlists Lego Star Wars developer to bring crossover of caped crusader and construction blocks to gaming.

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Ever since Lego Batman keyrings were distributed to attendees at the 2006 BAFTA Video Games Awards ceremony in London last year, rumours have been circulating that a new Lego game based on the Batman franchise was in development.

The game is finally official, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed its existence to US magazine Variety. The company said it would be fully financing and publishing the game itself, as well as handling distribution in North America.

The previous two Lego game titles, Lego Star Wars and Lego Star Wars II, have both been a resounding success, and UK-based developer TT Games (the marriage of Giant Interactive and Traveller's Tales) recently confirmed to GameSpot that it was working on "more Lego licence games."

Lego Batman will "follow a similar template" to the previous two Lego titles, according to the article, and will be coming on "multiple consoles" in 2008.

Discussion

204 comments
gordanfreeman53
gordanfreeman53

Despite being a hardcore gamer, I have always like lego star wars. This look like it will be just as good as lego star wars.

ratchetcooper1
ratchetcooper1

This is most definitely gonna rock after seeing the gameplay of Lego star wars 1 and 2.

greater_bird
greater_bird

I love the sound of this. It'll be a must-buy for me unless they release it bug-ridden, or something similarly game destroying. I'm hoping it has a similar feel to the Lego Batman mini-movie that did the rounds of the internet a few years ago. Although that was clearly based on the TV series Batman, and I suspect this will be a more generic comic version.

macabre190788
macabre190788

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amareen18
amareen18

i liked Lego star wars and i think i will like this one too considering i like batman so i will definitely buy it :-)

Gorilla97
Gorilla97

i am so looking forward to this game - not that i was a big fan of lego star wars - it was okay, but nothing great - i'm figuring i felt that way because i'm not too big of a SW fan - but batman is a different story. i LOVE batman! i'll be first in line for this one. after batman, how about a lego pirates of the caribbean game? i'd totally do that.

Raykuza
Raykuza

Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh BATMAAAAAN!!! :D

ssj4_2004
ssj4_2004

Lego batman sounds good. I'd play it :)

ToxicInferno
ToxicInferno

Lego Star Wars were renouned for being the best Star Wars games for a while. I really hope this is the same for Batman. Could really be good...

MClaw666
MClaw666

Unless it has co-op play, I won't be buying it. Disappointed there's no Lego Harry Potter yet. :(

Built
Built

lets just see how dis turns up...

Born4this
Born4this

most batman games suck! and he's my favorite! I highly doubt that making a Bartman game a lego template will make it any better! hope they prove me wrong!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Those Lego games could be a gravy train for WBIE. A marriage of two well-recognized licenses, family friendly gaming, and code that's easy to port to multiple platforms....cha-ching!

Benihana7
Benihana7

Awesome. Awesome to the max.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

woo-hoo! lego transformers please

Lebbin
Lebbin

im getting this.

Mutated_Nantuko
Mutated_Nantuko

I thought that the lego star wars games were pretty well done. This could be a rising trend, hahaha.

PoopTete
PoopTete

neeger1337, look Lego Batman will "follow a similar template" to the previous two Lego titles, according to the article, and will be coming on "multiple consoles" in 2008. not just the ps2

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Haha that's hilarious! They need to make the Lego Matrix and the Lego Lord of the Rings now..

og8440
og8440

The Lego Star Wars games were good so I'm hoping they can do the same for Batman.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I'd rather have Lego X-Men!

ruin131
ruin131

the dark knight returns. i am a bigger batman fan than a gamer i have to say that every batman game has sucked hope this is better. sounds great

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

dumb. i liked legos better before all this.

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Can't wait! I am looking forward to the Lego Batmobile!

atomD21
atomD21

Batman's a hard character for a good game. He has no superpowers, does most of his crimesolving with his brain before he goes and kicks butt, and has some sweet vehicles he bombs around in. Here's hoping they can figure him out at least a little because that may kick off some good, slightly more serious titles featuring the Dark Knight

EccoCid
EccoCid

why scuh a boring character like batman? a lego LOTR would be 1000x better!

Britesparc
Britesparc

Oh, fantastic! Lego Star Wars is one of my faves at the moment, so I'm really looking forward to this. Plus, I don't see why we can't have cutesy kiddy Lego Batman and proper serious Batman, too...

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I'm sorry but wouldn't it be better to have a game that resembles the comic book? Maybe a Crackdown look but with more fluid animation and an homage to the hardcore DC version? This is a cheap low blow that will strike the video game industry which will cause more children-pre-adult games to be released. When this makes money we will see a flood of games haphazardly put together with licenses nobody else dares to better take advantage of. It might seem like I'm expecting disaster but actually I want a great game to be made in the same light as Lego Star Wars. I'm only afraid that these will start a huge trend of other bad titles not by TT Games. Or worse (like jackle2071 brought up), what if we never get a good Batman game?

zsc4
zsc4

I'll pass on this, I don't think Batman would look half decent in Lego.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

:lol: :lol: :lol: .... this is too ridiculous.

jackle2071
jackle2071

i am starting to think we will NEVER get a good Batman game....*sigh*

aerisol
aerisol

hmm i dunno i dont think that batman will look as kool in lego form. especially when i dont think he lookes kool in the cartoon, except in "the batman" hes kool in that:)

speedracer216
speedracer216

never played lego star wars cuz i hate star wars but i heard they were great games. so i'm psyched to see batman (which i love more than life itself) to get the treatment. but are these games to easy or kiddie? someone know?

thestickman
thestickman

I think I'd actually enjoy this even more than Lego Star Wars, and those games were a blast XD

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

Very excited by this. Given that I couldn't stop playing LEGO Star Wars II for months, this could be a major disaster on my slim social life. :) Bring it on! Wii or PS2, I'm happy.

gamingwarrior95
gamingwarrior95

I loved the Lego Star Wars games. Also Batman was my favorite superhero growing up. If this one follows along the same path as Lego Star Wars it will be a really great game. I am glade to hear Lego is going to be licencing other games as well because I see great potential in other Lego games too.

jstarzyk
jstarzyk

YAY! It will be really cool if Lego continues to do more licensed work.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

after lego star wars I expect this to be the best batman ever