If you're a longtime iOS gamer then you probably remember Lego Batman: Gotham City Games, the first Lego Batman game to grace the App Store. You also probably remember that it was an uninspired collection of mini-games that was a far cry in terms of enjoyment from its console counterpart. These are painful memories.

Well, it's been more than four years but perhaps there's finally a chance for redemption with Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes, set to hit the App Store in the US in just a few hours. We'll be looking forward to checking it out then, but even already you can tell that this is a far cry from that other Lego Batman game.

First off, this is a full 3D action title, similar to the console Lego games and even Lego Harry Potter [$4.99] on iOS. You'll run around doing 3D platforming and light puzzle solving, all the while beating up on both bad guys and objects and then collecting the sweet, sweet Lego studs that are left behind, which are then used to buy different characters and other goodies. Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes boasts an 80 character roster, and not surprisingly it looks like you can buy studs as IAP if you desire.

Controls are also always a concern with a game like this, and Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes offers two different options. First is your standard "Classic" virtual stick and buttons setup, and second is a streamlined "Touch Screen" option which simply has you touching where you want the character to go and tapping items to interact with them.

If you liked the iOS versions of Lego Harry Potter then chances are you'll dig this latest Lego Batman incarnation, as it seems to be in the same vein. Or, if you just like Batman and other DC heroes, you'll probably get a kick out of it too. Add it to your TouchArcade [Free] app Watch List to be alerted when it hits the US later tonight, and check out our forums for even more impressions and discussion.

International App Store Link: LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes, $4.99 (Universal)

  • Flare_TM

    I miss the coming tonight post...

    • valkuryn

      Me too.

      • Th3R3n3gad3

        Me three!

      • MrSHakerEsq

        Me four. When's the damn coming tonight post coming?

    • MaverickX12

      Yeah why don't they do that anymore?

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        It's the "Out Now" post which gets published at exactly 11:00 PM Eastern when all the games are available. If you want the equivalent of the "Coming Tonight" post, scroll down the front page of TouchArcade. We've gone incredibly in depth with every game being released tonight.

      • cowtruck123

        Yeah, I like the in-deptj coverage but there cant be only like 5 games coming tonight. You guys should do the indepth posts and then the coming tonight to culminate it all. Im not going to be up at 11 pm :)

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp
      • armilla

        I like the new method. Hey everyone, Eli said last week that there's going to be a 'coming tonight 'round-up when the games are available, so everyone can post which games they want/like then.

      • JCman7

        As one of those people who didn't like it last week I'm liking the improvement so far, it didn't seem to obtrusive today with notifications and I liked that it didn't start as coming tonight for each one. I'm slowly getting use to it and like I said last week the more in depth look is awesome and I appreciate all the effort you guys are doing. Keep up the great work Eli, Jared, Brad Et al.!

        On the topic of this article really looking forward to this game! Played a demo of it on my 3DS and really enjoyed it.

      • Allen Arcelo

        Wayta kiss some ass, dude.

      • JCman7

        Wow really? Can't win for losing in the comments.....

      • metalmandave83

        I wouldn't be offended by a dude with a Justin Beiber hair-cut.

      • dariusjr98

        BURN!

      • Allen Arcelo

        At least I have actual hair to speak of. And please spare me the sexual inertia.

      • dariusjr98

        Who the hell up votes you?

      • changery

        Eli, LOVE the new format!

      • TechUser2011

        Give the people what they want. Everyone wants a "Coming Tonight"-style post aggregating new games like you've been doing. Are you too lazy these out now?

    • cowtruck123

      Yeah me too. I like the indepth coverage a lot but i wish they would also post a coming tonight article. Besides so far it looks like only 6 games are coming out with seems strange

    • AppsGoer

      Here we go ios.appsgoer. com More New iOS Big Games Tonight / Coming Tonight Features

    • AppsGoer

      iso.appsgoer .com

  • curtneedsaride

    I miss the Lego games! Someone hurry up and call WB and tell them to get on a Hobbit Lego game... and try to get rights to do an Avengers game... and um, all the other stuff I like too.

  • iPod Game Guy

    will I able to play online?

  • swarmster

    iCloud support and I'm sold. I haven't played a Lego game in a while, but I'd love to be able to take one with me and play it on the big screen when I get home.

    Doubly sold (literally) if it has online co-op like the console games.

  • TheEvilRobot

    Nananananananananananananananana

    BATMAN!

  • FuzzyMuzzy

    Should I get this? I'm 12

  • shiela

    Ducky Dunk Hunting is also an awesome game..! download it now! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ducky-duck-hunting/id580837621?mt=8

  • Alex

    Still waiting for Lego Indiana Jones. Come on already!