LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is now available for Wii. The game was released last year on other platforms and sales reached over 3.5 million. The game can be purchased through retail or through the eShop for €49.99 / £39.99. Check out the launch trailer below showing off all sorts of neat Wii U features and cuteness.
Nintendo has updated the North American end of its eShop and Virtual Console offerings with all sorts of goodies. Get updated below.
Starting today, if you purchase the Virtual Console version of Super Mario World for Wii U, you can get 50% off of Super Mario Bros. 2 for Wii U VC until May 23.
Also noted, but not available until May 21, are download versions of Resident Evil: Revelations and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
Full update is as follows:
Swords & Soldiers 3D – 3DS
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Available May 21 – Wii U
Super Ghouls’n Ghosts – Wii U Virtual Concole
Super Metroid – Wii U Virtual Console
Resident Evil: Revelations – Wii U – Available May 21
Mega Man 5 – 3DS Virtual Console
Harvest Moon- 3DS Virtual Console
THE STARSHIP DAMREY – 3DS
Bowling Bonanza 3D – 3DS
Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles! -3DS
California Super Sports – 3DS, DSiWare
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 – Wii Virtual Console
Nintendo eShop Sale: BIT.TRIP Presents – Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is 25% off through eShop for Wii U until May 30.
Warner Bros. Australia has confirmed that Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will release on Wii U on May 22. Obviously, this information only pertain to Australia, but it’s quite likely other territories will follow suit, especially given the recent listings by various retailers. The sandbox action affair arrived on other platforms in June last year.
Warner Bros. has yet to cough up a press release, but several retailers have put a May 21 release date to the Wii U version of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. The Traveller’s Tales sequel is already available on 3DS, DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Vita, Wii and Xbox 360, but had heretofore only garnered a vague northern spring or summer release date. Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop have now provided a more solid window, at least for North America.
Well, I'm back home again this week... vacation's over... But on the plus side, I'm back with my consoles so I can finish off a game and start a new one! Plus, there's some portable action with my 3DS! Don't leave home without it!
So it turns out that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is both aptly and misleadingly named at the same time. It's yet another in the popular series of LEGO videogames, this time teaming Batman and Robin with the other members of the Justice League... but not right away. That doesn't stop the game from being a whole lot of fun, though!
When it comes to sequels, Batman seems to have a knack for outdoing himself. It happened with the 2008 film, The Dark Knight, as well as with last year’s smash hit videogame, Batman Arkham City, and believe it or not he’s done it again with Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes. Not only is it better than the original but it is also perhaps the best licensed Lego videogame to-date. Top notch production values and rich open world gameplay makes this a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the masses.
The story begins with Lex Luthor taking a break from his Presidential campaign to attend a Man of the Year ceremony in Gotham City. His primary competition for the award is of course none other than Bruce Wayne, who just so happens to emerge victorious. However, the award ceremony co...
So I thought I could just swing by the Children's Museum of Manhattan for the special hands-on preview event for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, play a little bit of the game, get some questions answered, and be on my way. What was I thinking? I'd forgotten how the LEGO games bring out the worst of my videogame OCD...
LEGO Batman 2 starts off with Batman and Robin foiling a bunch of their rogue's gallery, and then a prolonged battle against the Joker again, but then Superman flies by to say hi, and that's when things get interesting. The game will feature over 50 playable characters, and this time, in addition to Batman's cast of allies and enemies, you've got a whole bunch of the Justice League in attendance. You know, folks like Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman (and Hawkgirl), Black Canary, Martian Manhunter... and more! See, Lex Luthor decides to team up with Joker, which means it's going to take a lot more than Batman to get the job done this time!
I basically started out playing the full game from the start, and immediately you'll notice one of the biggest changes in the LEGO franchise: they speak! Yes, there is full voice acting for the characters this time around. (Clancy Brown voices Lex, as he did in the animated series, but don't look for Mark Hamill as the Joker or Kevin Conroy as Batman) It's initially off-putting, but it doesn't change the real appeal of the game, which is (to me, anyway) smashing everything you can and collecting all of those tiny little LEGO pieces! The reason for this change is that while Star Wars and Indiana Jones and Harry Potter have established stories, Batman does not, and with the first Batman, Traveller's Tales worried that the story wasn't entirely clear being told through LEGO gestures. I would argue that it was just fine, but I can't fault them for making sure their storytelling is crystal clear by giving voices to the characters.
I played as Batman and Robin for three story levels, and it was pretty much what you'd expect from a LEGO game. Smash things, solve basic puzzles to get to seemingly unreachable areas, and collect stuff. Lots of stuff. There's some new suits which give them new abilities, but it was mostly the same. Although I will say that the camera angle during a rooftop scene in the second level gave me serious vertigo, something that's never happened in a game before. After dispatching the Joker at the end of the third level, Superman swung by, and I couldn't take it anymore. So they unlocked everything for me. And I mean everything.
The hub level in LEGO Batman 2 isn't the Batcave, it's a wide-open explorable Gotham City, and it's huge (The Batcave is just one small section of it). I flew around it for a while as Hawkman, and it was pretty cool. Although running as The Flash is even cooler, because of the speed lines and blur. Everyone's got their own powers. Hawkman smashes with his mace, Wonder Woman whips her golden lasso and throws her tiara, Black Canary has a couple different canary cries, and Cyborg shoots lasers. It's almost too much fun.
I was suitably impressed by what I saw, and could've stayed there even longer. I mean, I was there for well over an hour playing the game... I wonder how long I would've had to stay before they said something. The event was scheduled to go for four hours... I guess they would've kicked me out when they had to close up shop! But what I saw has me excited, and any fellow DC Comics nerds out there should also get ready to check this one out. (By the way, they're obviously in modern, but still classic costumes none of this New 52 stuff here!) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is set ot release June 19 in North America and June 27 in Europe for the PC, PS3, 360, Vita, 3DS, Wii and DS. (So just about all of them, really!)