While it’s officially billed as “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham,” the latest Lego video game could just as easily be called “Lego DC Universe.”
In a new behind the scenes video series, “Lego Batman 3: Developer Diaries,” the game’s creators take fans behind the Lego Batman Threequel’s creative process.
Specifically, the creators discuss how far past Gotham they were able to reach for the game—like, Space Sector 666 far. Indeed, the video game has a focus on the Green Lantern franchise, despite being a “Batman” game. With every New Guardians member, from Attrocitus to Star Sapphire, available as a playable characters, the creators gushed how the expanded cast has led to unforeseen possibilities in the Lego Batman series.
“Now that we’re beyond Gotham, there’s may more stuff to play with,” Simon James, Lead Animator, said in the video. “We’ve gotten every single character we could possibly get into this video game.”
Indeed, it is a long list. The video revealed that Lego Batman 3 has more than 150 DC Universe characters. Among the creator’s favorite additions were Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes),Shazam, and Mister Mxyzptlk. DC's most obscure characters even found their way into the game, including Polka Dot Man and Batman: The Animated Series import Condiment King. As the developers put it, the game has let them be giant fanboys.
Check out the full videos below for more character sightings and anecdotes from the team.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is available on all video game platforms on November 11th.