LEGO Batman Coming to Wii U and Film Gets a Release Date

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be making its way to the Wii U system this spring.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will take advantage of the innovative Wii U GamePad controller.  Players will navigate through Gotham City using an enhanced interactive map and select their favorite DC Comics characters to assemble a powerful team of heroes, all with the use of the controller’s touchscreen.  They can even enjoy the entire game experience on the GamePad in off-TV mode, or have a second player join in on the TV, so they can fight crime together without having to share a single screen. 
In related news, the film adaptation of the game, LEGO Batman: DC Superheroes Unite, has been given an official release date of May 21, 2013. The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.