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.

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