LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS Celebrates The Dark Knight's 80th Anniversary With BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES DLC

LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS Celebrates The Dark Knight's 80th Anniversary With BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES DLC

Celebrate Batman's 80th anniversary in LEGO DC Super-Villains with new DLC inspired by one of his greatest animated shows, Batman: The Animated Series. The new character and level pack is now available.

Batman first appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939. Since then, he's left his mark in just about every form of entertainment - from comic books to video games to big and small screen adaptations. Now, in celebration of the Dark Knight's 80th anniversary, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive are adding new content to LEGO DC Super-Villains inspired by what many consider to be one of his best adaptations — Batman: The Animated Series.

Available for $2.99, the Batman: The Animated Series level pack adds a new crime-fighting level in Gotham City as well as seven characters "whose origins were famously modernized" in the hit animated series, which aired from 1992 to 1995. The Phantasm, Captain Clown, Man-Bat, Mad-Hatter, The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Batman are all playable in the game if you own this latest DLC.

Batman has faced quite a few interesting villains in his 80 years and Batman: The Animated Series has offered us some of the more unique takes on them. While most already know the general backstory of Bruce Wayne, The Joker, and Harley Quinn, Warner Bros. has provided some additional background context for the remaining villains in the DLC, especially as they pertain to Batman: The Animated Series.

The Phantasm is the secret villainous identity of Andrea Beaumont, a love interest of Bruce Wayne’s prior to him becoming Batman, she is set on avenging her father’s death at the hands of a mysterious mob member, who winds up becoming The Joker. She dons an outfit reminiscent of the Grim Reaper and wears a smoke-generating device and scythe-bladed gauntlet.

Captain Clown appeared in the series as an android programmed to be a loyal subject to The Joker and an enemy to Batman. As a villainous robot with unique artificial intelligence, its strength always presented a challenge for Batman to defeat.

Man-Bat was the first villain to appear in the pilot episode ofBatman: The Animated Series. Afflicted with a disease that threatened to leave him deaf, Dr. Kirk Langstrom devised an experimental cure that merged the DNA of humans and bats. After testing it on himself, however, the cure backfired and transformed him into a giant bat-like creature.

The Mad Hatter began as timid scientist Jervis Tetch who was experimenting with mind control technology for Wayne Enterprises. Attempting to impress a love interest, he dresses as the Mad Hatter character from his favorite story book and uses his mind control technology to brainwash people to do his bidding.

Batman (Bruce Wayne) pledged his life to an endless crusade against all criminals when his parents were taken from him a kid so that what happened to him will never happen again to anyone else. A self-made Super Hero who has no Super Powers, Bruce travelled the world focused on training both his body and mind to near physical perfection and when the time was right, he returned to Gotham City donning the Cape and Cowl becoming Batman. Using his incredible skills and abilities coupled with an arsenal of gadgets and cutting-edge technology, Batman keeps a watchful, protective eye over the citizens of Gotham City, especially against costumed criminals like The Joker.

Known as Batman's main arch-nemesis, The Joker is an unpredictably nefarious criminal who uses every evil trick his mind can muster to try to destroy Batman and take over Gotham City. In Batman: The Animated Series, The Joker starts out completing criminal jobs for the mob and is cornered by Batman during an attempted robbery at the Ace Chemical Plant. He falls into a vat of chemicals disfiguring him and further warping his mind, giving birth to The Joker.

The notorious and iconic Harley Quinn made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series when she and Joker attempted to plot against Commissioner Gordon only to be stopped by Batman. Psychologist Dr. Harlene Quinzel began her career at Arkham Asylum, and it was there she first met The Joker. While trying to psychoanalyze what made the clown tick, he turned the tables and toyed with her mind and she ultimately helped him escape becoming his criminal sidekick and love interest, Harley Quinn.

Batman: The Animated Series level pack is available for $2.99 and is included with the Season Pass (available in the LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition).




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