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LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass Includes Aquaman, Shazam DLC

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At this point Warner Bros. has their LEGO superhero DLC schedule figured it out – simply tie it into upcoming movies. It worked with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and they’re banking on it for the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains, launching on October 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The Season Pass includes six Level Packs and four Character Packs. Both Aquaman and Shazam are getting two separate level packs, modeled after their respective upcoming solo films (Aquaman in Dec., Shazam April 2019). The other two level packs are inspired from animated series Batman: The Animated Series and Young Justice.

The Character Packs include all the DC heroes and villains from various WB shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as additional characters from DC films and the comic Justice League Dark.

The Season Pass is included in the Deluxe Edition of DC Super-Villains ($74.99). It provides immediate access to the first Character Pack, the Super-Villains TV Series Character Pack. The physical version also includes a Lex Luthor Superman LEGO minifigure. The digital version instead adds the Justice League Dark Character Pack. The Season Pass will also be available as a separate purchase for $14.99.

In LEGO DC Super-Villains players will create their own unique super villain with their own custom powers and costume. They’ll join forces with iconic DC super-villains for an original story designed exclusively for the game.

The LEGO games remain at the forefront of family-friendly gaming, with a wealth of content, easy controls, humorous writing, and local cooperative multiplayer.

LEGO DC Super-Villains launches October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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Slime Rancher Review

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Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I made the mistake of passing on Slime Rancher when it launched last year, dismissing it as overly cutesy and simplistic. I’m pleased to report that after spending some quality time on the Far Far Range, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Newly arrived on PlayStation 4 this week, Slime Rancher boasts a perfect blend of ranch management with open world exploration, using little more than a portable vacuum.
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Skylanders Academy Season 3 Debuts September 28

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While there’s still no news regarding any future console Skylanders games, the Netflix animated series Skylanders Academy is still going strong. Activision Blizzard Studios recently announced that season three will arrive on Netflix on September 28.

The new season brings in new showrunners. Creator Eric Rogers is stepping down, and will be replaced by Clayton Sakoda and Ian Weinreich (Mighty Med). They previously wrote several Skylanders Academy episodes, including the season two premiere.

Season three picks up where season 2’s bombshell cliffhanger ended (SPOILERS!). Spyro was transformed into Dark Spyro when Kaos unleashed a new villainous threat – his own father Strykore. The Skylanders must join forces with Kaos’ mother Kaossandra to combat this new threat. Kaos, meanwhile, becomes a pirate captain in the hopes of proving himself to his powerful father.

While Dark Spyro retains some of the personality of the series star, he’ll be voiced by a different actor: Jason Ritter, instead of Justin Long. The showrunners only tease about the return of the original Spyro.

One of the game’s primary NPCs, Captain Flynn, will finally join the cast in season three. Patrick Warburton and his iconic voice will reprise the role in the animated series. Crash Bandicoot will also return after his cameo appearance back in season one. Since former showrunner Rogers did the voice for season one, comedic actor Rhys Darby will voice Crash Bandicoot in season three.

Skylanders Academy proved so popular that the third season was announced before the second season even aired. I’ve watched several episodes (my daughter devoured the entire series). It’s well-produced and well-written, even if you don’t know your Cynders from your Spyros.

Skylanders Academy airs September 28 on Netflix. The first two season are currently streaming on Netflix. The series is rated TV-Y7.