Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham's Comic Con panel revealed some exciting new details about the game, and featured an exciting cameo from Adam West.
The panel was attended by game director Arthur Parsons and executive producer Phil Ring, as well as Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Porter, and Josh Keaton who voice Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Brainiac, Aquaman, and Green Lantern respectively in the game. Adam West, who played Batman on the 1960s television show also made an appearance half-way through the panel to help announce a whole collection of 1960s Batman content which will be appearing in the game
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Outside of the enjoyable banter from the cast and Mr. West, Parsons and Ring detailed a few new details about the game, as well as reiterating some old. Beyond Gotham takes the game to space for Batman and his many friends to do battle with Brainiac – a character Baker says he approached as a diabolical Daffy Duck, but without the lisp. The game will also be visiting Green Lantern locations like Zemuron and Ysmault. The panel also unveiled Superboy, who will be voiced Scott Porter. Along with some other weird inclusions, like Batcow, the panel also dove into the 1960s Batman elements of the game.
In the brief gameplay shown, we saw 1960s Batman and Robin chasing the joker in the iconic Batmobile of the show, with Batgirl helping out from above. They chased Joker off a road, and it was revealed that the chase was taking place on a poorly constructed set. The video cut to a diner decked out in 1960s memorabilia, and Batman and Robin began fighting criminals. Each punch and kick sent out words like "Punch!" and "Pow!", all with the musical stings from the show as accompaniment. After that, we were treated do the figures doing a Bat dance revealing 1960s Joker, Penguin, Commissioner Gordon, and Catwoman.
Additionally, along with the 1960s characters and levels, Adam West himself will appear in the game as a citizen who can be rescued. Adam West provided narration for the described video, and will also be voicing himself. "When it comes to Batman, West rhymes with best," quipped West. When asked if it was difficult to get West involved in the game, or if he had on reservations about participating, West joked, "No, it was just money," and that he is always delighted to be involved in any incarnation of Batman.
Some more revealed characters include Lex Luthor and his new mech suit (seen above), Blue Beetle, and a few other minor characters. You can see more of the new characters, and the game's Comic Con trailer by heading here.
One of the standout audience questions included the inquiry of a Marvel and DC Lego crossover game. When asked, Parsons joked that he would like to use the bathroom. After the joke, though, he said, "Who knows…" pausing for dramatic effect before following up with, "I don't. They don't tell me anything."
The panel ended with the actors each singing the 1960s Batman theme song, but with the names of the heroes they were playing, instead of Batman's name. West's rendition of the song used the word, "Me," and Baker finished out the panel by singing the theme and replacing the word Batman with the phrase, "I wish I was Adam West."
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is coming to just about every console this Fall.