Tuesday, March 19, 2019


My son has been having himself a wonderful time lately spending time playing the LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS video game. Players create a completely customizable character who leads a team of villains to foil the evil plans of a interdimensional visitors intending to rule the world by impersonating super heroes. With the planet's actual heroes having vanished from the face of the Earth it is up to the planet's villains to save the day. How ironic is that?!

So with all the fun he has been having playing LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS, it was exciting for him to discover that some new content has been added to the game.  As part of Warner Bros. celebration of Batman's 80th birthday, they have added a new level and playable mini-figure characters inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, the ground-breaking, Emmy Award winning series famous for its film noir aesthetics, intelligent and intricate stories, and stylized presentation. This additional content can be downloaded as part of the Season Pass which is included with the LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition or can be purchased as an individual add-on to the game for $2.99.

In addition to a new level of action with a Batman: The Animated Series theme, seven characters from this television show can now be played within LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS with this add on pack to the video game:

The Phantasm is the secret villainous identity of Andrea Beaumont, a love interest of Bruce Wayne’s prior to him becoming Batman, she is set on avenging her father’s death at the hands of a mysterious mob member, who winds up becoming The Joker. She dons an outfit reminiscent of the Grim Reaper and wears a smoke-generating device and scythe-bladed gauntlet.

Captain Clown appeared in the series as an android programmed to be a loyal subject to The Joker and an enemy to Batman. As a villainous robot with unique artificial intelligence, its strength always presented a challenge for Batman to defeat.

Man-Bat was the first villain to appear in the pilot episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Afflicted with a disease that threatened to leave him deaf, Dr. Kirk Langstrom devised an experimental cure that merged the DNA of humans and bats. After testing it on himself, however, the cure backfired and transformed him into a giant bat-like creature.

The Mad Hatter began as timid scientist Jervis Tetch who was experimenting with mind control technology for Wayne Enterprises. Attempting to impress a love interest, he dresses as the Mad Hatter character from his favorite story book and uses his mind control technology to brainwash people to do his bidding.

Batman (Bruce Wayne) pledged his life to an endless crusade against all criminals when his parents were taken from him a kid so that what happened to him will never happen again to anyone else. A self-made Super Hero who has no Super Powers, Bruce travelled the world focused on training both his body and mind to near physical perfection and when the time was right, he returned to Gotham City donning the Cape and Cowl becoming Batman. Using his incredible skills and abilities coupled with an arsenal of gadgets and cutting-edge technology, Batman keeps a watchful, protective eye over the citizens of Gotham City, especially against costumed criminals like The Joker.

Known as Batman's main arch-nemesis, The Joker is an unpredictably nefarious criminal who uses every evil trick his mind can muster to try to destroy Batman and take over Gotham City. In Batman: The Animated Series, The Joker starts out completing criminal jobs for the mob and is cornered by Batman during an attempted robbery at the Ace Chemical Plant. He falls into a vat of chemicals disfiguring him and further warping his mind, giving birth to The Joker.

The notorious and iconic Harley Quinn made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series when she and Joker attempted to plot against Commissioner Gordon only to be stopped by Batman. Psychologist Dr. Harlene Quinzel began her career at Arkham Asylum, and it was there she first met The Joker. While trying to psychoanalyze what made the clown tick, he turned the tables and toyed with her mind and she ultimately helped him escape becoming his criminal sidekick and love interest, Harley Quinn.

LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.  For more information about the game, visit chaos-is-coming.wbgames.com

While playing this BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES LEVEL PACK for LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS here is a great soundtrack playlist on Spotify to enjoy. Created by DC Comics as part of this year's Batman 80th anniversary celebration the playlist is surefire way to get amped up while playing the game. Stream Batman: The Ultimate Collection on Spotify to immerse yourself in the DC comic book universe while you play LEGO DC SUPER VILLAINS.

For more information about how Batman's 80th anniversary is being celebrated in 2019 look for the hashtags #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat on social media. You can also visit www.Batman80.com for news and updates.

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