Comic Con may be over, but the aftershocks of excitement are still very much present in the minds of attendees. One game that is sure to have had many talking at the San Diego expo was LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and today Warner Bros. Games have put out a new trailer that showcases the game’s triple A voice talent.
Among the reputable names featured in the trailer are Batman’s voice actor Troy Baker, famous for his work in Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us, Fullmetal Alchemist veteran Travis Willingham, who voices Superman in this game, and his wife Laura Bailey, whose credits span everything from Deus Ex to Skyrim, voicing Wonder Woman.
“It’s interesting because LEGO Batman is so different than just the normal Batman franchise,” says Bailey, “It still has the same characters are the core, but they’re kind of exaggerated and maybe the things that make them quirky are brought out more.”
Speaking of characters, LEGO Batman 3 will have over 150 of them, spanning much of the DC Universe. “We kind of teased fans in the last game that there was a broader DC universe as part of LEGO Batman,” says DC Games Vice President of Production, “And we introduce some of the Justice League characters for the first time into the universe and we really wanted to take that to the next level so we have a huge cast of DC characters in this game and a huge cast of voice over actors to bring them to life.”
Indeed, aside from the afore-mentioned Baker, Willingham and Bailey, the game’s cast includes Josh Keaton, Dee Bradley Baker, Christopher Corey Smith, Clancy Brown, Fred Tatasciore, Mark Warden, Nolan North, Charlie Schlatter, Roger Craig Smith, and most notably, Batman veteran Adam West.
West, who played Batman in the original 1966 TV series, will reprise his role as 1960s Batman, alongside modern Batman voice actor Baker. “I’ve always felt that I’ve been very fortunate. How many actors get a chance to create an iconic character that goes on and on for pete’s sakes?” says West.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be out on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC sometime this fall.