Who’s your favorite Batman? Christian Bale? Michael Keaton? Kevin Conroy? As great as those three are, I’ll always have a soft spot for Adam West. I grew up watching VHS recordings of the old 1960s Batman TV show with my mother and uncle, and it was simply the greatest and most ridiculous television show on Earth.
Now that Batman is all dark and gloomy, the old show has even more relevance for those who enjoy their Batman with a little balance. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will help tip the scale with its light-hearted humor to counteract the bleak Batman of today, but apparently the guys at Traveler’s Tales felt it wasn’t quite enough.
What a better way to make a Batman game funny than to get Adam West to play as himself? Traveler’s Tales announced Adam West was recording his voice and has a LEGO figure in the game on its Twitter account.
— LEGO Batman (@LEGOBatmanGame) July 15, 2014
Adam West in the flesh! Will he be reprising his role at the 1960s Batman, an aging Bruce Wayne or better yet, will he be playing himself? Will the old Adam West have what it takes to join the Justice League and Legion of Doom in an ultimate space battle against Braniac? Only time will tell, but these LEGO Batman games have gone under my radar for far too long. I might have to try one out.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be released this holiday season for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and iOS.