Gotgame.com posted a new gameplay trailer of one of the epic battles that await you in the next LEGO Star Wars video game installment. Co-Project Lead Andrew Bell gives you a walkthrough on one battle that almost seems part real-time strategy and part hack’n’slash. I’d embed the video but they disabled that so you’ll have to hit this link to view it. The game is due out in March 2011 for all major platforms.
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Warner Bros. is sponsoring a sweepstakes to celebrate the release of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the iOS platform. Grand prize winner will receive a copy of the game, an 8gb iPod touch to play it on, and a copy of 4842 Hogwarts Castle to build once you get bored of the game.
Going to see Harry Potter this weekend? Need something to do before the trailers start playing? If you have an iOS device*, you can now purchase LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Cost is $4.99. Check out the page on Apple and iTunes for more screenshots and ratings.
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), and iPod touch (4th generation). Requires iOS 4.1 or later. iPad requires iOS 4.2 for compatibility.
So we all knew about the Pirates of the Caribbean license, right? FBTB broke the news back in July at the San Diego Comic Con. Since then people have been speculating about a possible video game. Well speculate no more as Disney Interactive Studio announced earlier today such a game. Teaming up with the studio that brought you the previous LEGO games, Traveller’s Tales will bring all four films to life in May 2011.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will re-create the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore. Players can take on the roles of more than 70 characters and experience the pirate adventure, irreverent humor and amazing creatures of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, through action-adventure gameplay and hilariously quirky LEGO cut scenes. Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore environments from the highly acclaimed movie series in more than 20 levels. The game features two-player cooperative mode, in which players each control a character to experience the story together, and freeplay mode, which lets players return to levels to discover new items.
Disney Interactive Studios via Marketwatch
Starting tomorrow, LEGO Shop@Home will be having a 50% off sale on the items above. I’m not much of an accessories guy or keychain guy, but the one thing that stands out are the LEGO Harry Potter games. For half off, it’s a nice deal. And remember, if your order peaks over $100 you get free shipping.
PocketGamer.com reported yesterday that Traveller’s Tales is working on porting LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to iPad and iPhone by the end of the year. No other details yet regarding gameplay let alone the game type, but hopefully it’ll be better than that awful LEGO Batman app.
In more video game news, Eurogamer.net has posted a rather in-depth preview of the new LEGO Harry Potter game due out in May, also by TT Games. While you may scoff at the idea of yet another hack’n’slash LEGO game from their tried-and-true formula, it sounds like they tweaked enough of the game play to breath a little bit more life into their game engine. An excerpt:
Far more than a simple interactive menu, the school is the place where Harry and friends will attend lessons, learning new kinds of spells, which will in turn open up more of the story. Starting the game – which, as the title suggests, charts the narratives of the first four books – with no knowledge of magic whatsoever, by the end of the adventure, Harry will have filled up a reassuringly spacious selection wheel of powers.
Sounds like TT Games is including a lot more RPG elements to the game. The game is to be released in May of this year, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com with their low price guarantee. The game will be available for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS, PSP, and Windows PC.
Kotaku is reporting that LucasArts and Traveler’s Tales Games are teaming up once again for a new LEGO Star Wars games set against The Clone Wars saga. The LEGO games are a cash cow for all vested parties, so it comes as no surprise that a game set against the cartoon series is coming out. I am surprised, however, that it’s not labeled as “LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Season 1″ to really take advantage of the franchise. Game is due out this fall so there’s still time to change the name.