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The Suicide Squad comes to Lego Batman 3 in early 2015

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Following Warner Bros.' recent announcement that a film based on DC Comics' Suicide Squad will debut in 2016, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will soon receive Suicide Squad-themed DLC.

Excuse me, that should read "The Squad." Despite taking place within Belle Reve prison and granting players control of iconic Suicide Squad fixtures like Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and Deathstroke, the DLC and its characters are only ever referred to as "The Squad." Much as comic book devotees might hate the change, this makes sense. The grim moniker isn't central to the group's appeal and Lego Batman 3 is aimed at a younger crowd. Plus, the DLC's description makes no mention of the explosive collars that earned the Suicide Squad its name, so it seems likely that the more graphic elements of the comics have been excised from the DLC or purposely shied away from. Still, any excuse to feature Amanda Waller in a video game is a good one, even if her team is less sociopathic than usual.

The Squad will be available in early 2015. It will be priced at $3, but can also be purchased alongside all of the other Lego Batman 3 DLC packs in the game's $15 season pass.
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Get ready for an all new adventure in LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham! DLC Season Pass owners will have access to The Squad DLC pack in early 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC! The add-on content pack will introduce a new group of playable LEGO DC Comics characters, vehicles, achievements, as well as a new story experience in the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham universe. Please find additional details and assets for The Squad pack below.

The Squad assets are available for download using the following link: https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRTRm8zQVNCSWZLd01UQw

In The Squad add-on content pack, a mysterious figure has infiltrated Belle Reve Penitentiary, and it's up to players to smash their way through the prison as Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and other members of The Squad to hunt down this infiltrator before Amanda Waller's-and The Squad's-secrets are uncovered.

Expand your LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham experience with the DLC Season Pass, currently available for $14.99. The DLC Season Pass allows players to access The Squad and other add-on content packs, including Man of Steel, Dark Knight, Batman 75th, Arrow and Bizzaro World as they become available. You can also purchase each Season Pass pack separately for $2.99 each.

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest Super Heroes and the most cunning Super Villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the ultimate super hero game for the entire family, is now available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC.

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