DC’s Source blog has released this picture along with a blurb, letting the people know that Blue Beetle III is going to be a playable character in the BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD vidya game that’s coming to the Wii and the DS this fall. As far as I’m aware, this’ll be the first time you can play as any of the Blue Beetles in a game.
Hmmmm… only just recently, Geoff Johns shared screenshots of live-action BLUE BEETLE TV show (and you can also see that scarab-powered scene in full-motion at Bleeding Cool.) Between that and this game, I get the feeling that DC Entertainment’s going to be putting a lot of push on Blue Beetle in the future. You think about it and, even though the character’s a second or third-stringer in DC’s pantheon, he’s really got as much potential to capture the general public’s imagination as Green Lantern or the Flash. More so than any of the other characters who started at Charlton, to be sure. His back-story isn’t especially complicated and it’s really easy to sum up as this hapless kid coming across a magic scarab to John Q. == TEASER ==
Actually, seeing as how we’re five or so years off from the character’s debut in INFINITE CRISIS, I think we’ve got enough evidence to evaluate this incarnation of the Blue Beetle. Have you been enjoying Jaime Reyes more than Ted Kord? There’s certainly a world of difference between their powers and personalities. I’ll say that, at the very least, I think Reye’s outfit’s a lot slicker than Kord’s.