Playable Demo of LEGO DC Super-Villains to be Featured at UK’s EGX 2018

It’s close now to just being one month away before LEGO DC Super-Villains, the newest whimsical brick adventure video game from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales, is released for its various platforms in October. We’ve also showcased its story plot, various game features, and Season Pass a couple of days ago.

But I’m sure there are some fans of LEGO video games who would want more than just a new info-dump for LDCSV; they most likely want to get some hands-on experience with the new title, even if it’s only a short demo. Well, LEGO games in the UK are in luck.

That’s because two weekends from now, Birmingham will be playing host to UK’s biggest games event of the year, EGX 2018. It’s happening from September 20 to 23 at the NEC Arena, and they’ve got an impressive lineup of upcoming games to show off. And of course they will have playable demos, including of course, LEGO DC Super-Villains.

LEGO DC Super-Villains

Part of the Sony PlayStation 4 game showcase for EGX 2018 is its version of LEGO DC Super-Villains complete with demo, giving UK gamers a prime opportunity to test out this new experience of playing LEGO versions of DC’s greatest super-baddies to take on the parallel-universe Justice Syndicate and Darkseid.

Aside from the playable demo, there will also be a LDCSV game developer session in store on the last day of EGX, Sunday September 23. Arthur Parsons from Traveller’s Tales is on the spot then. Interested UK gamers who want in on EGX 2018 can get their tickets over here.

LEGO DC Super-Villains is now also available for pre-order via Amazon, and is scheduled to be released on October 16. As a side note, and while waiting for the game, be sure to check out our first wave of LEGO DC Super-Villains printable, coloring pages.

LEGO Star Wars III Now Part of Games With Gold for The Xbox One This September

Back in 2011, LucasArts and Traveller’s Tales released its fourth LEGO Star Wars video game, of the format that players of LEGO game titles for licensed properties are familiar with. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was a true sequel of sorts to the first two games of the series, with the third being a compilation of its predecessors instead.

Having been released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 among other systems, the title has been deemed worthy to be included in the latest wave of Games with Gold titles that are exclusive to members of Xbox Live Gold this September.

These latest Xbox Live Gold games will be available to any Gold members on their Xbox One starting September. Two of these are Xbox One games, while the other two are from the Xbox 360, including LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. They’re playable on the Xbox One thanks to the console’s backwards compatibility.

LEGO fans with Xbox Ones and a Gold membership can download LEGO Star Wars III starting December 1 until 15. Also available with the game are Prison Architect (September 1-30), Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (September 16-30) and Livelock (September 16 to October 15).

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game Coming June 28, 2016

It is bound to happen: Microsoft’s Xbox has announced on its website the release of yet another LEGO Star Wars video game, and this time it claims that “The Force is strong with this one.” Riding on the recent success of its two-billion-dollar movie counterpart, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if LEGO announces the release of the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game to keep the force moving.

Developed by UK-based TT Games, the LEGO Star Wars line-up has already made a distinct brand for itself, with endearing features and gameplay that are all too familiar to the fans of the series. True to its form, it promises the same light, but exquisitely challenging game modes, immersive shooting action, and of course tons of virtual bricks to collect and to build ships and props from the Star Wars franchise. Not to mention the comedic antic’s of their minifig counterparts that are sure to draw laughter from children and adults alike. Xbox players may choose to follow either the light or dark side of the force by taking the roles of Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and the rest of the characters from the movie. I guess it is safe to assume that we’ll be seeing all of the characters featured in the game’s cover art at some point of the game. Watch the video game’s trailer below:


Though all of these may sound standard fare for all LEGO-based video games, Xbox promises a different take on LEGO’s The Force Awakens storyline. This time, the game will feature “exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” as mentioned at the Xbox website.  This is sure to gather more interest among gamers as they’re treated with unexpected twists and turns during the transition from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

But the best promise of immersive gaming experience may actually come from the various game modes that come along with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For the first time ever, TT Games introduces the Multi-Build and Blaster Battles modes in the game’s line-up.  “With Multi-Builds, use available LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again to open up another! And another! During Blaster Battles, use your surroundings as cover to stand against the First Order,” as Xbox describes it. We hope that the Blaster Battles will also include a network-based, free for all and coop gameplay.

Well, we can dream all we want, but for the meantime, we just have to wait for around five months before we can actually grab a copy and pound once again on our controllers. For now, this leaked promotional video might give us a laugh or two. I guess even under his intimidating mask, Kylo Ren may have a chuckle or two when his lightsaber’s hilt needed several taps before he can get it to work right.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2016. The last LEGO-based game to be launched recently was Marvel’s Avengers on January 26.