Mixing the familiar scenes and dialogue from the movie with LEGO’s trademark cheeky humor, the latest trailer for LEGO Lord of the Rings makes me wonder why I’m not playing this already. [Read more…]
Remember how we just learned last week that LEGO Batman 2 will feature speaking characters — a first for a LEGO video game? Well, today Warner Bros. Interactive (finally) took the wraps off of LEGO Lord of the Rings, and it looks like these characters will speak, too, using dialogue taken straight from the films. [Read more…]
I was surprised at how good the first LEGO Batman game was. It pulled from all corners of Batman comics, TV, and film, and added a superhero twist to LEGO gameplay that made the whole thing feel new again. Join us in getting ready for LEGO Batman 2 with the first trailer and screens. [Read more…]
Fans of Traveler’s Tales Games will be happy to know that their adorably magical LEGO video game formula is firmly intact in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, the developer’s ninth game based on a franchise external to LEGO. After eight games, you might think they have nothing new to add to this mix, but you’d be wrong. Well, mostly.
TT Games is set to work their LEGO magic once again by the end of this year, with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The game is set to release by this Christmas, on every game system known to man — including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Sony’s new handheld the NGP (will that be out by Christmas? did I miss a press release?), Nintendo DS, 3DS, and PC. One can only assume an iPad version will be in the offing at some point as well, since Years 1-4 was translated into an iPad game late last year.
The new game will send you to the likes of Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, Godric’s Hollow, and plenty of other locations from Harry’s search for Voldermort’s Horcruxes. Of course, the game will culminate with the final battle against the dark lord himself. TT Games is promising new magical abilities, puzzles, and tons more of the exploration that made the first game so memorable.
I still expect LEGO Toy Story to be announced any day now. It’s perfect: a successful franchise, Disney-owned, and conveniently offers enough material for a game of LEGO length since it’s a trilogy. What other Warner Bros. or Disney franchises would you like to see LEGO-ized?
Man, I’m such a sucker for the LEGO games. I know they’re totally formulaic and never bring anything new or different to the medium. But doggone it if they don’t reel me in with their addictive, silly fun every single time.
A brand new trailer for LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has been released, along with a handful new screens and some previously unknown details about the game. LEGO Pirates lets players play through the most memorable scenes from the first three movies, along with the new one coming this summer, On Stranger Tides, for a total of more than 20 levels. Disney Interactive boasts that there will be 70 playable Minifigure characters, including pretty much every character from the movies and even some new ones invented just for the game.
Developer TT Games says that the addition of swordplay to the LEGO formula is one of the ways in which this title stands apart from past LEGO games. Those games include LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Harry Potter, and LEGO Batman. LEGO Pirates represents the first Disney-owned franchise to receive the LEGO treatment, thanks to a recent business partnership between LEGO and the mouse house. And it’s unlikely to be the last, since Disney has no shortage of franchises ripe for LEGO-ization. LEGO Toy Story, anyone?
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game comes to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, DS, 3DS, and PSP on May 10th, 2011, ten days before the fourth movie hits theaters.
TT Games and Disney Interactive have released the first trailer for LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, the latest LEGO game to emerge from the iconic company’s partnership with Disney. (I’m still waiting for LEGO Tron.) There’s no gameplay shown in the video, just what I’m guessing is probably part of the opening cinematic. But TT Games’ trademark quirky/playful humor is firmly in place, so have yourself a look.
They’ve also unleashed a set of screenshots from what looks like the game’s first few levels, and some concept art that’s really quite lovely. The graphics in these games has really come a long way since the first LEGO Star Wars came out for the original Xbox, PS2, and GameCube. In this new set of media, you’ll see realistic water effects and island plant life and topography.
I’m curious how fans feel about this increasing move away from in-game environments made out of LEGO materials to more realistic materials with LEGO objects living in them. It certainly makes for a prettier game, but it can be a bit jarring to see LEGO Minifig characters roaming around realistic landscapes.