A companion videogame has been announced for The Lego Movie 2, offering players the chance to explore the Systar System with characters and locations from the movie.
As a sequel to the first Lego Movie game, expect hub worlds and collectibles aplenty and in true Lego game fashion, there is sure to be more than enough to build and destroy. The Lego Movie 2 Video Game website states: “Use tools to create roads, change the landscape and build structures to unlock more rewards and missions.” Implying a focus on building rather than the usual button mashing destruction that fans have come to expect from the Lego games.
Whether inspiration for the construction side of this game will be taken from Lego Worlds is yet to be seen, but hub worlds thus far look suspiciously flat, potentially offering players more options for customisation. In a press release from Warner Bros. Interactive, Sean William McAvoy VP Digital Games & Apps at The LEGO Group said:
“The LEGO®Movie 2 Videogame is a one-of-a-kind experience full of fantastic characters and open-world adventures with a strong emphasis on creative solutions to puzzles and building within the film’s universe.”
Combat is mentioned to be improved with the option to perform combos harking back to the combat in The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game which added depth, weapon types and special attacks to the usual Lego game combat.
The release of the original Lego Movie Game was a success, claiming its place at the top of UK charts for two weeks after its release, so it comes as no surprise to see a sequel alongside the second movie. However, in a statement, Arthur Parsons, Head of Design at TT Games said: “Packed with fan-favourite and exciting new characters, mysterious locations and action from both the sequel and the original blockbuster.” Suggesting that this game will also include content, perhaps even levels based on the original Lego Movie.
The Lego Movie 2 Video Game will release sometime in 2019 on Xbox One, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.