A new trailer was recently released for the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. This trailer shows off a new main antagonist, Brainiac, and introduces players to his ultimate goal -- to shrink planet Earth to a pocket-sized sphere to add to his personal collection of famous places.
Brainiac, a maniacal, intelligent super villain promoted from his role as a minor villain in Lego Batman 2, aims to take over the world using Lantern Rings. By taking control of heroes and other villains who stand in his way, the green android makes it quickly known that he is a force to be reckoned with -- even Batman, hero of heroes, is seen fighting Robin in the very beginning of the trailer. If a villain has complete control over the conscience of all of humanity, what can a measly group of heroes do? Surprisingly enough, quite a bit. Teaming up with the Legion of Doom, Batman and friends must travel through the Lantern Worlds to stop Brainiac from shrinking and destroying Earth as they know it.
The Lego game series may have some dramatic cinematic trailers, but the games are known for their lighthearted design and gameplay. Despite a rather dark and foreboding cutscene such as in the trailer, players can expect a much more chipper and fun gameplay experience. The Joker singing about having the whole world in his pants doesn't imply a particularly moody game.
Unfortunately Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is not out, but it will be available for Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS, Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and PC systems by the end of 2014.