Last August, LEGO and Gameloft officially announced their newest collaboration that brings your favorite LEGO minifigure character to life in an RPG world. Since then, the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed mobile game was up for pre-registration which will reward users with coins, gems and a chance to have as their fan-voted minifigure as their starting character. And though the wait may seem forever, those looking forward to this latest LEGO mobile game will be glad to know that Gameloft has announced a global release date of February 27.
Available both for Windows, Apple, and Android users, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a mash-up of classic and modern LEGO minifigures, all at your disposal to create the winning team that you can use to engage in fun and epic team battles. Though the game’s official social media channels mention a Feb. 27 release date, I was surprised to see that it was already available to download in Southeast Asia via Google Play since Monday. I managed to install it to my Android device, with my initial roster of characters to be the Hiker from LEGO CMF Series 16 (71013), the Chicken Suit Guy from CMF Series 9 (71000), and Crook Chuck from LEGO City sets 60126 and 60130. Throughout the game, the player is assisted by the wizard Majisto, from 1993’s Dragon Knights Castle subtheme. There’s a total of 53 minifigure heroes to unlock, with more to come I presume. The game begins with a preliminary stage which AFOLs can humorously relate with very well – “The Dark Age”, with the goal to rebuild Piptown and all its brick-built structures.
I like the idea that the game developers went to lengths to give each minifigure character its own skillsets and power-ups, both for offense and team support during a team battle. For example, the Chicken Suit Guy can inflict damage across multiple enemies through its Spin Attack, while the Hiker has the special ability to heal its members through a funny, kumbaya camp song. Crook Chuck also has the strategic ability to taunt opponents, forcing opponents to direct all their attacks at him so as not to damage his teammates. You also get to unlock other minifig abilities, characters, and quests as you progress in the game. I’m sure to explore other aspects of this game later on as time permits.
If you’re excited about this game and raring to see your favorite LEGO minifigures in action, then be sure to give this a try and download LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Check out the game’s official description below.
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed
Immerse yourself in a vibrant LEGO® universe full of action, battles, sets and heroes! Your favorite minifigures and sets are busting out of the box in the most vibrant turn-based RPG ever assembled.
Battle your way to the top of the leaderboard with teams of iconic heroes from the LEGO themes you love, and prepare for action-packed RPG campaigns that will take you all the way from the high seas to space.
[STRATEGIC RPG BATTLES]
Create the LEGO mashup of your dreams! Utilize each hero for their unique skills to battle and dismantle your RPG foes. Take your team to the next level with a winning turn-based strategy.
[COLLECT ICONIC HEROES]
Unite iconic LEGO minifigures from all eras such as Hot Dog Man, Captain Redbeard, Lloyd from Ninjago, Majisto, Willa the Witch, Spaceman Reed and many more! Power up your heroes to build awesome abilities and strike down your enemies!
[BUILD REAL LEGO SETS]
Rediscover amazing sets from every LEGO theme including: LEGO City, LEGO Castle, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Pirate and LEGO Space (with many more to come!). Build sets and unravel their secrets to add strength and create synergies to help your teams in battle.
[MULTIPLAYER TURN-BASED STRATEGY RPG]
Join forces with other RPG players in asynchronous multiplayer battles! Join a guild and borrow heroes to help you battle your way through campaigns and events.
[NEW LEGO ADVENTURES]
Strikeout into a completely new RPG LEGO world on a journey of thrills, chills, humor… and peril!