News | 5/28/2013 at 5:34 AM

Tell Your Friends, All Your Friends, LEGO Batman 2 is out on the Wii U

LEGO Batman 2 with added GamePad action

Batman and pals swooped in some time ago on most consoles, but Wii U owners had to wait for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes to arrive.  Why is this?  Because, Wii U owners not only get the LEGO Batman 2 of the other consoles, but also the added ability to use their Wii U GamePad to play in 2 player co-op.

The GamePad actually looks like an interesting addition for the LEGO games, the below trailer shows off some of ways that TT Games have incorporated it into LEGO Batman 2.  A solo player can use it to choose different characters (a fiddly experience on a traditional controller) or as a map.

A more interesting development for co-op fans is the ability to combine 2 players across the devices.  No longer will the slightly upsetting split screen mess with your mind, instead one player can use the GamePad screen, the other the TV.

The game has now launched in the US and Europe, so should be on the shelves to buy.  If the co-op across two screens works well, this could be the definitive version to buy: