Lego Batman 2 Restores Multiplayer to DS, 3DS and Vita

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I’d forgive TT Games for getting fed up with my constant complaining of their dropping the multiplayer modes from the portable Lego games. It had become something of a hobby horse of mine — not least because my family love this local co-op option that was absent from Lego games after LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures in 2008.

As you can see in my Batman 2 Development Review video here with Phil Ring it was with not a little surprise that I discovered local multiplayer would be returning to the portable Lego games in LEGO Batman 2 DC Heroes. Hot dang! Calling home from E3 later that day my kids literally “whooped” with joy to hear that they could play the game together when it’s released on June 19th ($29.99 on Amazon).

The feature enables two players to play through the main story together by linking their two portable systems. It does require two copies of the game as there is no support for game sharing at present.

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Also expanded upon in the interview is the introduction of a fully voiced story, open world elements and special challenges unique to the portable versions. Even for something like me who has been on TT Games’ back for a lack of innovation in recent years, the sheer amount of effort on display in LEGO Batman 2 is impressive.

I’m looking forward to trying out the local multiplayer (and other aspects of the game) first hand and will report back with a full review in due course. The kids have said they are happy to help with the research on this one.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be available June 1st on 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS, DS and PC on Amazon from $29.99. A cheaper alternative is the first LEGO Batman game which also supports local multiplayer and can be found on Amazon from $14.99.

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