A new entry in the movie to video game genre is coming next year, but fear not. There is reason for hope, as that new game is from LEGO, and no one does movies to games like LEGO. More within...
This upcoming February, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group will release their long-awaited, highly-anticipated sequel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, in theaters. While they gear up for the theatrical release, by dropping hilarious trailers, another division of the Warner Bros. family is preparing to distribute another piece of The LEGO Movie 2 experience.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group have announced plans to release The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC in 2019.
“Packed with fan-favorite and exciting new characters, mysterious locations and action from both the sequel and the original blockbuster The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is a wild adventure for kids to explore,” said Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games Studios. “Players must scour the stars for rare items, materials and tools to complete their collections and help their journey across the LEGO universe, experiencing a wide array of amazing environments, wacky vehicles and incredible creatures along the way.”
“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,” said Sean William McEvoy, VP Digital Games & Apps, The LEGO Group. “LEGO fans of all ages will have fun rebuilding their own world using tools to create roads, change the landscape and build structures to unlock more rewards and missions.”
Movies to Video Games have become a general no-no nowadays, after the colossal failure they suffered, over the years. However, one team that is the exception to that rule are TT Games and The LEGO Group who are responsible for creating LEGO Star Wars, Harry Potter, and various comic book titles, including 2018's LEGO DC Super-Villains. If it was any other studio, speculation would be warranted, but fortunately that isn't the case and we can try and surmise what could possibly be in the game that won't be in the movie.
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame will release in 2019, but considering The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part releases February 8, 2019, it's fair to assume it'll release around then.
To celebrate this announcement, WBIE also shared some screenshots for the game, see below: