It seems like the recent run of LEGO-inspired video games always improve in quality. Kids and adults alike seem to get a kick out of running around in a colorful connecting block filled world that features recognizable movie characters, comic book heroes/villains and original LEGO characters.
The LEGO phenomenon is getting bigger and better. Want proof? A full-length film is coming out for the LEGO franchise. This also means a game inspired by the film is making its way over to gamers. If history repeats itself, we could have another smash hit LEGO video game on our hands.
Here's everything you need to know about The LEGO Movie Videogame.
1. Traveller's Tales Games is Developing This Latest LEGO Game
Traveller's Tales, the main developers behind this upcoming LEGO game, definitely has some experience when it comes to creating these types of titles. TT has worked on several noteworthy LEGO games, including:
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
- LEGO Batman: The Videogame
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Videogame
- LEGO City Undercover
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
2. Two New Character Types Will Be Available for Play
The LEGO Movie Videogame will be introducing two new types of characters - Regular Builders and Master Builders. The Regular Builders don't have the ability to build objects out of any piles of LEGO pieces unless they have building instruction pages in their possession. These pages are needed to develop any objects with specific LEGO pieces. However, the Master Builders have no need to instruction pages. These characters can construct objects just by grabbing any LEGO pieces in the environment and use them to craft any amount of new objects.
3. The Game's Entire Environment Will Be Completely Made Out of LEGO Pieces
Past LEGO games have featured certain objects that are made out of the blocks and studs we know we well. The LEGO Movie Videogame will be going a different route this time around - everything in the game, from the characters all the way down to the buildings you'll see in the environment, will be made entirely out of LEGO blocks/bricks.
4. There Will Be Over 90 Characters Available for Play
LEGO video games are known for featuring a large cast of playable characters. This one in particular will let gamers take control of over 90 familiar and original characters. Drop-in/drop-out co-op play will also be a part of this new LEGO release. Some of those aforementioned playable characters include:
- The Green Ninja
5. A Brand New Animation Style Will Debut in the Game
The game will reflect the animation style that will be seen in the accompanying film. For a good look at how everything will look and sound in the movie/game, you can take a peek at the movie trailer and video game trailer above.