I have to admit that this piece of news has fallen off my radar, and has been eclipsed by all the marketing hype and excitement created by the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).
Since its initial release via PC and other major gaming consoles last March, LEGO Worlds seems to have passed on the opportunity of releasing a version for the most popular console of the year, the Nintendo Switch, when it was also released to the public during the same month. Though it was announced by Arthur Parsons (Head of Design for TT Games) as early as January of this year that LEGO Worlds will eventually find its way on the Switch, it took roughly 8 months before this plan became a reality. So after more than a half a year of waiting, Nintendo Switch users can finally have the opportunity of playing LEGO’s most expansive, soap box gaming platform ever released.
With a previous Survivor DLC adding excitement to the game, Warner Bros Interactive and TT Games now offers a pretty nice deal for Switch owners. LEGO Worlds for the Nintendo Switch (physical copy of the game) will include two bonus packs: the Classic Space and Monster DLC Packs. Read the full press release below, right after the official LEGO Worlds Nintendo Switch trailer.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES
AND THE LEGO GROUP LAUNCH
LEGO® WORLDS FOR NINTENDO SWITCH
Players Can Create Anything Imaginable and Define Their Own Adventures
In Customizable Open Worlds Made Entirely of LEGO Bricks.
Burbank, Calif. – September 5, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is now available for Nintendo Switch™. The physical version, priced at $39.99, includes two bonus packs of premium DLC – the recently released Classic Space and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version, priced at $29.99, includes the base game with the DLC available for sale separately on the eShop for $3.99 each. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms.
“We’re so pleased to be able to bring the fun and creativity of LEGO Worlds to Nintendo Switch,” said Jonathan Smith, Head of Production, TT Games. “The game looks fantastic, in both TV mode and handheld mode. Having the power not only to build whatever you want, but to play with it wherever you go, feels truly awesome!”
In LEGO Worlds on Nintendo Switch, players can embark on creative adventures and uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from zombie cheerleaders riding gorillas to cavemen wielding water pistols, to deep sea submarines, stunt planes and off-road motorcycles. Environments and creations are brought to life in any way fans can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using powerful tools that let them paint and shape the landscape.
LEGO Worlds on Nintendo Switch also offers players the Brick Build Showcase with a rotating selection of brick built models including new characters, creatures, vehicles, props and items from LEGO themed playsets, plus access to regular free content updates.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is also available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM.