LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO LE-GO Batmaaaan! Sorry, '60s Batman TV theme-tune references are the last thing the brooding, super-serious Bruce Wayne of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham needs, especially when confronted by a DC cast more concerned by his shiny new spacesuit. The next game starring the plastic protector takes his vigilante justice to outer space, and, as such, he's come dressed for the occasion.
Remember demos? They were totally a thing once, before the lizard-people that control the games industry conspiracied them out of existence. Thankfully TT Games, among others, have kept the fire alive - their latest demonstration version offering a chunk of the biff-happy Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The demo contains one level, giving you the chance to step into ripped trousers of The Hulk, and the sweaty, sweaty super-suit of Iron Man.
At this point we can probably admit to ourselves that Lego games are better than the products that inspire them. After spending Christmas with a Lego-obsessed little brother, the disadvantages are obvious: they take forever to build, you inevitably have to hunt around the entire room for the final piece and, most importantly, they're not video games - and therefore are basically rubbish. So it comes as good news that there's a new entry planned in the adorable platformer series, this time focusing on the expansive cast of the Marvel universe.
The Lego Star Wars games have always done a great job of bringing Lego's blocky brand of slapstick to the Star Wars Universe. With Lego Star Wars 3, they're adding another element: scale. Huge ground wars will let you lead troops of units, and even bigger space battles will pit you against colossal capital ships. Combine that with a revamped graphics engine and Lego Star Wars 3 is starting to look pretty special. Check out the developer diary, embedded below, for some footage of the huge new battlefields in action.
Lego Harry Potter plays like a secret lost chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. A chapter where Harry goes mad with power, puts on a fake moustache and runs, giggling, through Diagon Alley, turning people into ice cubes with a wand that looks like a carrot.