LEGO is about to get a spritz of feminine couture in TT Games’ new title announced for the Nintendo 3DS and DS. LEGO Friends is based on the building set collection of toys, which was launched in 2012, and has proved very popular for the younger generation of girls.
LEGO Friends, based in the tranquil area of Heartlake City, will allow players to explore their unique sense of style, dance until their feet drop off and take pictures with the 3DS camera at the studio, as well as focus on building relationships with their group of friends. And even if you’re a bit of a tomboy, LEGO Friends has got you covered, as you can have a kick-around at football practice.
TT Games Managing Director Tom Stone said in support of the title:
“We are very proud to welcome even more girls into the world of LEGO videogames with a title based on the best-selling LEGO Friends line. LEGO Friends allows players to build personal fun adventure while expressing their individual style and personality along the way.”
The game is set for release this Autumn. Is it good news that the LEGO franchise is expanding to another audience? Let us know your thoughts below.
With the success of LEGO City Undercover on the Wii U, LEGO fans may be itching to play a new IP by this summer and that’s where LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey enters. Set in a fantasy world sporting eight animal tribes, foes battle it out to claim control of ‘Chi’ – a powerful element which is a both a source of life and ultimate destruction. In Laval’s Journey, you play as a warrior (Laval) and, along with a band of allies, must fight for justice in Chima.
So far, details are scarce on the action-adventure game developed by TT Games, but it’s set to release for both the Nintendo 3DS and DS in the coming summer months. Will you be adding it to your collection?
I’ve received a number of emails this afternoon from disgruntled people who pre-ordered a copy of LEGO City: Undercover which was meant to be released today in North America. Several people who contacted GameStop have been told that the game won’t be in stock until Wednesday, March 20th. It’s thought that a shipping error is to blame. Did you get your copy of LEGO City: Undercover today?
The digital version of LEGO City Undercover has launched in North America. Instead of waiting for retailers to open in the morning, you can download the game from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U right now. The digital version costs $59.99 and requires 22GB of space, which means Wii U Basic Set owners need an external hard drive in order to download it. Will you be downloading LEGO City Undercover, or are you waiting to pick up a physical copy?
Update: LEGO City Undercover Actually Costs $49.99 In The Nintendo eShop On Wii U
The digital version of LEGO City Undercover requires a whopping 22GB of space, according to reports. Of course, if you own a Wii U Basic Set, which has approximately 3GB available for data storage and downloads, you need an external hard drive to download the game. If you are a Wii U Deluxe Set owner and want to download the game, you may also want to invest in an external hard drive, as that bundle has about 25GB for data storage and downloads, which means you’ll have approximately 3GB of memory after downloading LEGO City Undercover.
Nintendo has released the fourth LEGO City Undercover webisode, in which characters from the upcoming Wii U sandbox-style game are introduced. In the latest episode, Ellie Phillips is introduced as being main character Chase McCain’s co-worker. Throughout the game, Ellie’s task is to help Chase navigate around Lego City. LEGO City Undercover launches in North America on March 18th, and in Europe and Australia on the 28th of the same month.
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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LEGO City Undercover is supposedly a huge game, but how many hours does it take to finish it? According to its executive producer, Loz Doyle, it could take players 40-50 hours to complete the game. Granted, if players just wanted to finish the main story, by completing its 15 missions, it’ll take a shorter amount of time, but there are numerous unlockables and collectibles that players need to finish the game 100%, and the in-game world is expansive and could take several hours to explore. LEGO City Undercover launches for Wii U on March 18th in North America, and March 28th in Europe and Australia.
There are so many vehicles, characters and missions. There’s so much content in the game already – you’re talking 40-50 hours to get 100%, it’s difficult to imagine what we could put in. We wouldn’t rule it out, but it’d have to be the right thing to fit with the rest of the game.
…Initially in the San Francisco area at the start of the game you’re really focused on the story, but as you get more abilities you’ll see things that had locked icons before that you couldn’t use, and now you can. That’ll encourage you to explore and use those different game mechanics and abilities.
-LEGO City Undercover Executive Producer Loz Doyle
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.
Were you hoping to drive around the huge Lego City in LEGO City Undercover with a buddy? Well, it turns out that the upcoming Wii U-exclusive sandbox-style video game will not support multiplayer, according to its official website. LEGO City Undercover is a single-player game, and it launches in North America on March 24th and in Europe on March 28th. A prequel to the Wii U game, titled LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, releases for the Nintendo 3DS in April.