Warner Bros. Interactive announced in a press release today that the nerve-twistingly popular game, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be released for the Wii U. The game was originally released last Summer on other Nintendo consoles, the Wii, 3DS, and DS, as well as other consoles not developed by Nintendo. This is a portion of the press release from Warner Bros. Interactive:
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.
The award-winning LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes gives players the chance to step into the shoes of the Caped Crusader and fully explore a LEGO version of Gotham City. Once again under threat from the Joker, Batman must defend Gotham with the help of powerful friends like Superman and Robin, to put a stop to the diabolical plans of his nemesis and his entire team of super villains including Lex Luthor, The Penguin and Harley Quinn. Encounter all of the Dark Knight’s iconic allies and enemies in a charming, hilarious, family-friendly adventure full of exciting gameplay.
It seems that the game will make use of the GamePad and will not simply be a port of the game made for the Wii U. Although this announcement was made for the PAL version of the game (for Europe), it will no doubt be released for the North American audience as well. Although this game will be release almost a year after the original, I’m hoping it will contain more content or features than the first release of the game.