The LEGO video games have never had fully voiced characters. Fans of the series have seen Obi Wan Kenobi, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter mumble and overact in an attempt to humorously portray their respective movies’ stories. And it was enough and, quaint, to watch famous movie scenes deconstructed in LEGOs without dialogue. Now, though, the LEGO video games have gotten very popular, and it’s finally time for them to grow up and embrace a wider audience.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, will feature a fully voice-acted cast of heroes from the pages of DC comics. Players will get to hear Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other Justice League members talk and quip as LEGO “minifigures,” as Warner Bros. calls them. The heroes will be battling The Joker, Lex Luthor, and other DC villains who seek the destruction of Gotham City.
The newest trailer for the game highlights this significant change to the LEGO series by showing off the voice acting abilities of veteran voice actors such as Tara Strong, Steve Blum, John Di Maggio, Jennifer Hale, and Claudia Black. Check out the trailer for yourself below to hear The Joker quip about talking too much and see Superman play a practical joke on Batman:
A previous trailer has shown off the open-world gameplay that will also be a part of LEGO Batman 2. The game will be released in one week, on June 19 in the U.S., and on June 22 in the UK.