If you haven't been clued in yet, LEGO makes some really hilarious video games, and the latest DLC for their LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham title continues the toymaker's tradition of fourth-wall-breaking humor. The DLC released today and comes with nine new characters, including Oliver Queen as Arrow, John Diggle, Felicity Smoak, Huntress, Slade Wilson, Roy Harper, Black Canary, and Malcolm Merlyn. The dream team of the CW's hit [Arrow](series:720988) TV show delivers their classic sass, amplified by the wacky humor that audiences found in [The LEGO Movie](movie:376368).
This, of course, isn't the first time Amell has voiced the Green Arrow in this game, as he also plays the character in the game's main storyline. But, Arrow is set in a much different universe, and those things always seem to collide when it comes to LEGO.
Enough talk, though - check out the trailer, then scroll down for some hilarious highlights!
If you're all caught up on Arrow, you know that things have recently been extremely shaken up, and a certain character in this DLC is otherwise occupied with some very fatal trouble. But, in-game, continuity is for chumps: Oliver Queen works alongside his enemies and cracks jokes about superheroes that he's never even met. This, of course, doesn't help my dream of seeing Stephen Amell's Arrow on the big screen, even though DC has shot that idea down pretty firmly.
Within hours, Arrow fans delved right into the game, and awesome fan creations based on their experiences (and the memorable quotes of Stephen Amell) including this great collaborative effort between writer Amy Marie and composer Bruno Cariou on twitter, to capture Arrow's hijacking of the Batman theme song:
Amell himself is one of my favorite fanboys on the internet, and is known to geek out alongside his fans. The actor talked about his experience as a LEGO on twitter:
The crossover is a first for a LEGO Batman game, but it certainly is a welcome one. Characters have special skills that make a lot of tasks easier than with other cast members, and Amell's narration as Oliver Queen is comedy gold.
Check out gameplay from Kotaku's Mike Fahey: