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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham pits Batman, Superman, all DC against Brainiac. In SPACE

Batman: better in black.

The original Lego Batman was maybe the least inspired of the last decade’s Traveller’s Tales games. Devoid of a specific plot to pastiche like Lord of the Rings or Indiana Jones, it soon devolved into fiddly character-swapping and occasional slapstick.

Lego Batman 2 set the series loose with an expanded cast and open world, and its second sequel threatens to open its universe even wider – to more than 150 DC characters, and into that most open of worlds: space. Cue trailer.

“Sorry, right. Brooding! Carry on.”

If Zack Snyder and co. are looking for pointers on the inevitably uneasy relationship between Batman and Superman, they now know where to look.

It’s longtime Lego custodians TT Games working on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – which sees Batman, Superman and friends face Brainiac. In space, yes: but also in the Batcave, the Hall of Justice and the Justice League Watchtower.

“The TT Games team is bringing LEGO Batman and an astounding amount of characters from the DC Comics universe to the next frontier with a new epic story, more gadgets and unexpected challenges,” said TT Games MD Tom Stone.

That Lego Movie was stellar, wasn’t it? Something interactive of a similar tone wouldn’t go amiss.