Warner Brothers has informed the world that we will be getting a few new Lego games in 2015. Which is usually a good thing. But while the new Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (no, us neither) is out March 24th, we're rather more excitedly set to get Lego: Marvel's Avengers and, most importantly, Lego: Jurassic World later in the year. When? Well, we'll have to wait to find out on the former, but the later has been teased for June.
Now, our Gerald is already impossibly excited about the later in film form, as we know. But as someone who reckons the Lost World arcade light-gun game was better than Time Crisis and considers Spielberg's raptor-fest on the SNES as good as Zelda, maybe he's a little swayed by the source material.
So here's what Warner has had to say on each game, instead…
Lego: Jurassic World
Following the epic story lines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first video game where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and Windows PC.
Lego: Marvel's Avengers
Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film Marvel's The Avengersand the much anticipated sequel Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save humanity. The game will be available in fall 2015 for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, and Windows PC.
Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
The popular LEGO Ninjago franchise gets its most expansive adventure to date in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. The latest LEGO handheld game delivers an untold story of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of SpinjitzuTV show. Using their Spinjitzu abilities, players can unleash their Ninja's elemental power to smash their way through enemies and solve puzzles. Developed by TT Fusion, a subsidiary of TT Games, the game comes to the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on March 24, 2015.
At Giz UK, we're been rather partial to Lego: Marvel Super Heroes of late, although the Star Wars hook-up is arguably still the pinnacle of the series (Lego City Undercover on Wii U gets an honourable doff of the cap, although the painful loading times will always relegate it to nice but not quite there for us).
Yet with Lego: Jurassic World taking in all the films' set-ups, and no doubt plenty of the leaked new dinosaurs from the prolific toy merchant, there could be a new crossover contender. Our wallets won't know what's hit them.
But while this is all commercially savvy tie-upping, are there any franchises yet to get the Lego game treatment that you consider more ripe for blockheading? We'll throw out Lego: Aliens as a pretty obvious starter for 10 post-Alien Isolation…
Update: Lego Jurassic World has its first funny ol' teaser trailer: