The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Now Available!

If you want to bring home a piece of the action after watching The LEGO Ninjago Movie, then you may want to pick up a copy of its video game counterpart, The LEGO Ninjago Video Game. Now available in Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions, the game itself allows you to take the role of Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, Nya, and Master Wu as you defend the island of Ninjago against the clutches of Garmadon. The game itself is very dynamic and it allows you to execute various moves such as wall-running and high-jumping (who says minifigs can’t do acrobatics?) collectively called Ninjagility. It also offers a lot of interesting back stories about the lives of the film’s characters, especially that of Garmadon and Misako (formerly known as the Lady Iron Dragon). You can purchase the game via Amazon, and currently retails for $59.88. Check out the launch trailer below.

The LEGO NInjago Movie Video Game

The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game will allow players to delve into the world of the new big-screen animated adventure The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. In the game, players battle their way through waves of enemies with honor and skill as their favorite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills.  Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together.

Play the Action-Packed Movie: Players can become their favorite Ninjago character and experience the movie in a new, exciting way.

Master Ninjagility and Combat Skills: Players traverse open-world environments by mastering running, grappling, jumping and other unique Ninja skills to defeat enemies and defend Ninjago City.

Exciting New Locations: The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, each with its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies.

Battle Maps: Players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.

 

Experience a Galaxy of Worlds with LEGO Worlds Now Available on Nintendo Switch.

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.

 

 

The Final Wave of LEGO Dimensions Has Arrived!

Now that the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) has simmered down a bit, and that the Falcon is seemingly taking a break from the spotlight now that it is out of stock from virtually all LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com, let’s take a look at another wave of LEGO sets that were quietly released by LEGO during the past week.

If you are following the recent developments about the future of this last bastion of the toys-to-life genre, then the above headline will not come as much as a surprise to you. We’ve reported several months ago that Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions is likely to be its very last, and that the whole theme is now probably slated to be cancelled. Considering all the telltale signs that appeared during the past months, we have reasons to believe that this is going to be the case.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 is less to be desired now that it is officially available, featuring the iconic characters of Beetlejuice, the Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go! For those who are intending to add Wave 9 to their LEGO Dimensions collection, then you might be glad to hear that all of these characters are not exclusive to any retailer. It means purchasing them is relatively easy. Here’s a glimpse of these latest LD characters in action, followed by their official description and video spotlight.  As an added treat, you can complete the entire Teen Titans team by adding Robin from the LEGO Dimensions The LEGO Batman Movie: Play the Complete Movie (71264), and you can have his Teen Titans Go! version as a playable character on screen. Likewise, you can also scan Cyborg (71210) to gain access to a similar cartoon variant, completing the entire Teen Titans Go! ensemble.

Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

It’s showtime! Bring Beetlejuice™ to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse for an eerie adventure!

Turn on the juice to see what shakes loose! Get ready for some spirited fun in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with the Beetlejuice™ fun pack featuring Beetlejuice! Simply attach the minifigure to his LEGO Toy Tag and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game, and then activate his special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Saturn’s Sandworm for more ghostly powers, and then rebuild it into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider for additional combat abilities. This set includes a Beetlejuice minifigure, 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle, and a Beetlejuice Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Beetlejuice™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Saturn’s Sandworm into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider.
  • Place Beetlejuice and his vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Beetlejuice’s supernatural powers like Mind Control, Telekinesis and Spike Attack to scare away the living!
  • Unlocks the Beetlejuice™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (71346)

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Bring Townsville to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™!

Fight crime and battle the forces of evil in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™ from The Powerpuff Girls™! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the iconic PPG Smartphone and Octi to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid and PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, and rebuildable PPG Smartphone and Octi.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the PPG Smartphone into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.
  • Rebuild Octi into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Use ultra-super powers like Blossom’s Heat Vision and Bubble’s Rainbow Beam to fight crime and battle the forces of evil.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup Fun Pack (71343)

 

Save the world before bedtime in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter!

Fight crime and come just in time in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Mega Blast Bot to crush your foes, and then rebuild it into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar for extra-awesome combat abilities. This set includes a Buttercup minifigure, 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle, and The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Buttercup™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Mega Blast Bot into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar.
  • Place Buttercup and her vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Buttercup’s Super Strength and Flight to battle sinister evildoers.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Team Pack (71255)

Fight of villains with Raven and Beast Boy in the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack!

Enjoy more LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ gameplay with the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack featuring Raven and Beast Boy! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Forklift and T-Plane or Raven Wings and Giant Hand for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures and their accessories, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures, and rebuildable T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the T-Car into the Forklift and T-Plane.
  • Rebuild the Spellbook of Azarath into the Raven Wings and Giant Hand.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Activate Raven’s telekinetic powers and jump into action with Beast Boy’s transform abilities.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Starfire Fun Pack (71287)

Get ready to save the day in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Starfire in the Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack!

Enhance you LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ experience with your very own Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack featuring Starfire! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Titan Robot and then rebuild it into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever for even more fun! This set includes a Starfire minifigure, 3-in-1 vehicle, and the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World with a Battle Arena with an exclusive Teen Titans Go! episode!

  • Includes a buildable Starfire minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Titan Robot.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild Titan Root into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever.
  • Place Starfire and Titan Robot on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Unleash powerful energy blasts and regain health with Starfire.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

 

More LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Characters Announced.

A couple of days ago, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive made waves at Europe’s largest gaming event, Gamescon 2017, with the announcement of additional playable superheroes and villains that will be added to the roster of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 characters once the game is released on November 14 (US).

During the said gaming event, several playable characters were revealed, including Old West Iron Man, Maestro, and Vormund just to name a few. This time, LEGO showcases these characters via social media, together with other additional superheroes and villains that players can unlock during the course of the game. Included in the roster is Hela from Thor: Ragnarok, Silk from the Spider-Verse storyline, and Iron Fist.

Iron Fist
Hela
Silk
Old West Iron Man
Old West Tony Stark
Maestro
Vormund

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 scheduled to be released in the US on November 14, and November 17 in Europe. It is available for all major gaming platforms including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Steam (PC) and Nintendo Switch. It comes with a Deluxe Edition that grants you early access to the Classic GOTG Character Pack, Season Pass, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure.

New LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Showcased at Gamescon 2017 – PLUS Additional Characters Revealed.

Europe’s Gamescom 2017 is now in full swing, and other than the reveal of the different locations within the world hub of Chronopolis in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, one of the highlights of the gaming convention was the reveal of the game’s additional characters. IGN was on the scene together with the creative folks of TT Games to show a brand new gameplay trailer featuring several new Marvel comic book characters. Since its debut a couple of months ago, we have been steadily seeing more and more character reveals of classic and new Marvel superheroes and villains that will smash their way through the game. Here’s IGN’s interview with Phillip Ring (Executive Producer) and Wil Evans (Senior Designer) plus a live demo gameplay to show you around one of LEGO Marvel Superheroes boss battles. Watch this.

In this boss battle video, we see the game’s 7th level which takes place in Asgard and has our heroes pitted against the hellish behemoth, Surtur. What is interesting about this gameplay is that it introduces a new game dynamic were boss battles such as this requires players to make use of their character’s unique abilities on certain specific situations, in order to defeat the level’s boss. The boss’ behavior has also become more challenging since it can modify its attack depending on the player’s behavior as well. For example, if you prefer a melee approach since it could be your character’s strength and advantage, the boss may actually move far away from you. If you prefer the long-range strategy and keeping your enemy at bay, then the boss may actually charge towards you and close that gap. Needless to say, it is a very interesting improvement in Boss Fight AIs.

What is very interesting and probably what most of us wants to know are the new characters added to the roster of the game’s playable characters. As Ring and Evans revealed through the live demo, we have several new minifig characters such as Captain America (Roberta Mendez), Jane Foster as Thor, Maestro,  Greenskyn Smashtroll, Vormund, Carnom, Throg, Tactical Force, and Iron Man (Old West) just to name a few.









We also spotted these never-before-seen LEGO Marvel Superheroes characters in the character selection page, though their respective gameplays were not shown:  Man-Thing, Man-Ape, MODOK, Darkhawk, Heimdall, Hela, Horus, Vision, Kid Colt, Gamora, Forbush Man, Terminatrix, Vulture (Classic), She-Hulk, and Captain America (Pilot). It will really be great to see these digital characters having their physical minifigure counterparts, but who knows, maybe some of them are already in the works.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 are slated to be released in the US on November 14, and November 17 in Europe. It is available for all major gaming platforms including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Steam (PC) and Nintendo Switch. It comes with a Deluxe Edition that grants you early access to the Classic GOTG Character Pack, Season Pass, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure.