Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today announced that The LEGO Movie Videogame will be available in 2014 alongside the much-anticipated “The LEGO Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, and a toy collection of “The LEGO Movie” building sets.
“Players will be taking on the ultimate mission to save the LEGO world and use their virtual building prowess to build unimaginable sets and creations.” The LEGO Movie Videogame will be released for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, the Wii U system and Windows PC, as well as Nintendo 3DS handheld system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system.
In a scenario drawn from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts LEGO kids into the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
“We’re thrilled to be able to give kids the joy of reliving Emmet’s adventures in becoming virtual Master Builders with The LEGO Movie Videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “Players will be taking on the ultimate mission to save the LEGO world and use their virtual building prowess to build unimaginable sets and creations.”In The LEGO Movie Videogame players will be able to collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build construction sets or harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations along the way. With more than 90 characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, kids can build and adventure like never before.
TT Games and Marvel have released the first footage of the long-awaited LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. The footage shown in the video is from the Xbox 360 version of the game, however it is also coming to PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is coming to these platforms sometime during the autumn.
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New screenshots released by developer Travellers Tales show that lead protagonist Chase McCain can actually ride a dinosaur in the vast LEGO City Undercover which is exclusive to Wii U. You can also see him in his fireman disguise and flying a helicopter in some of the other screens released. The game which takes roughly 40 to 50 hours to complete is due for release on March 18th in North America and March 28th in Europe and Australia.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, one of 2012’s best received family games, will soon be making its way onto the Wii U system from Nintendo this Spring 2013. Releasing to critical acclaim in June 2012, NBC News hailed it as “the best LEGO game yet,” while IGN called the story “…entertaining from start to finish.” Since its summer 2012 debut, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has sold more than 3.4 million units worldwide to date.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will take advantage of the innovative Wii U GamePad controller. Players will navigate through Gotham City using an enhanced interactive map and select their favourite DC Comics characters to assemble a powerful team of heroes, all with the use of the controller’s touchscreen. They can even enjoy the entire game experience on the GamePad in off-TV mode, or have a second player join in on the TV, so they can fight crime together without having to share a single screen.
LEGO City Undercover executive producer Loz Doyle has told Eurogamer that LEGO City Undercover will be the best game on Wii U once it’s released on March 18th. Doyle is so confident in the comedic sandbox game that he believes it will surpass New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land and ZombiU as the best game on the system.
“We’re obviously really pleased with the game. If it wasn’t very good then we’d probably feel under pressure, but it’s our best Lego game and that’s really saying something. We’re really chuffed. It’s the best game on the Wii U.”
Nintendo UK has released a brand new trailer for the wonderful LEGO City: Undercover which is exclusive to the Wii U. In LEGO City Undercover, Chase McCain is trying to arrest the dangerous Rex Fury who is responsible for the recent crime wave in LEGO City. To do this he goes undercover, exploring the sprawling open-world LEGO City and donning a range of different costumes for special abilities; for example, dressed up as a miner he can utilise dynamite, while becoming a robber lets him pry open doors. The game is due out in Europe, March 28th.
On April 21st, another entry in the LEGO City: Undercover series arrives on Nintendo 3DS. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins is a prequel to the Wii U game, and follows the exploits of Chase McCain as a rookie cop. The Wii U LEGO City: Undercover launches in North America on March 18th
The fun continues into 2013 with the upcoming release of LEGO City: Undercover on March 18th. In this original LEGO game, exclusive to Wii U, players assume the role of Chase McCain, a tough-as-nails police officer who is a master of disguise. The massive, open world of LEGO City lets players explore the city using numerous vehicles from the real-life play sets to pursue criminal mastermind Rex Fury.
Warner Bros games has announced that the next set of LEGO games will be set in a brand new universe which the team is calling Legends of Chima. Legends of Chima is apparently a vast fantasy adventure world where good and evil magical animal tribes battle for supremacy. LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey, which is developed by TT Games, is due out on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita during the summer. A Nintendo DS version launches in the autumn.
You may remember that LEGO asked fans to submit their ideal LEGO sets with the prospect of one of them getting made. The Legend of Zelda fan Michael Inglis submitted his concepts which gained more than 10,000 supporter votes. Sadly, The Legend of Zelda failed to topple the Back to the Future LEGO concept which the LEGO CUUSOO team have revealed is going to be created.