LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes arrived on various platforms including Wii, 3DS and DS, in June 2012, though the most impressive entries — with large worlds to explore — were arguably found on Xbox 360 and PS3. For those with a Wii U that want to enjoy the full-fat experience, Warner Bros. Interactive has today made that a reality, with confirmation that the title will be released on Wii U this Spring; although the press release and assets were for PAL regions, we expect this to also be the case in North America.
Thankfully it seems that this won't necessarily be a bare-bones port, with details of GamePad-exclusive functions and shortcuts, as well as the ability to play off-TV and also co-op with one player on the TV and one on the GamePad, taking away that pesky split-screen line. An excerpt from the official press release explains more below.
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.
The Xbox 360 and PS3 entries were well received when releases, so we certainly hold hopes that this Wii U version will, at the very least, match those standards. No concrete release date was given, but we'll certainly keep an eye out for more details.
So, are any of you excited by the prospect of picking this up on Wii U?