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LEGO The Incredibles officially announced

The internet is dark and full of leaks. LEGO’s next entry into the world of video games is The Incredibles, which was unofficially revealed earlier this month. This will be Pixar’s first entry into the world of LEGO – odd how they never entertained the idea of LEGO Dimensions – and it ties in neatly to this year’s cinematic release of The Incredibles 2.

“The Incredibles franchise, full of super-powered characters, adventures and teamwork, combined with all of the humour, puzzle-solving elements and unexpected surprises of LEGO®games makes for the perfect combination for players,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “With LEGO® The Incredibles, fans can experience the non-stop action from both movies while fighting crime together as a super hero family.”

The game aims to recreate the scenes from both movies, so won’t release until July 13, 2018, which is the same day that The Incredibles 2 opens at the cinema.

Once again, it seems that the newest titles in TT Games ever-growing portfolio of LEGO titles will feature couch co-op gameplay. While it’s great that we still see this level of support for co-op, I would so love for the titles to one day get some form of online multiplayer/co-op.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 next DLC is ‘Champion’ on Xbox One…

…well, it will save you a measly 10p if you pick up the Champions character pack on Xbox One rather than PlayStation 4. Priced at £1.59 and £1.69 respectively, the pack includes a host of new characters that push the total rooster of potential playable heroes/villains to over 200.

As the name suggests, the DLC includes characters from Marvel’s Champions series, which follows the lives of a group of teenage Super Heroes who believe they know better than their adult Avenger mentors, breaking away to form their own team and recruiting other disillusioned teenagers to their cause.

The DLC includes Amadeus Cho, Nova, Ironheart, Devil Dinosaur, Moon Girl, Viv, Wasp (Nadia Pym), and Hawkeye (Kate Bishop).

The Yorkshire Games Festival Is Back!

 
From LEGO Video Games to The Last of Us: 3 Weeks To Go Until The Yorkshire Games Festival Brings Gaming’s Big Hitters To Bradford
Minecraft, Star Wars: Battlefront VR And Overcooked All Set To Feature

With a remit both to celebrate games culture and introduce a new generation to the science and art of games development, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is excited to announce the return of the Yorkshire Games Festival, back for its second year.In 2016, attendees were treated to talks from the likes of Warren Spector, John and Brenda Romero, Rhianna Pratchett and Charles Cecil amongst others, setting the tone for all the events to come. This year sees Bradford College return as Headline Sponsor, and organisers are aiming to match, if not surpass, that same high standard.

Running from Wednesday 8th November to Sunday 12th November, 2017’s event will see speakers who have worked for the likes of award-winning studio TT Games,  Frontier Developments, Criterion Games, Ninja Theory, Wargaming, Naughty Dog, and the talent that created mega multiplayer hit Overcooked, take to the stage to offer their insight on the industry.

But the Yorkshire Games Festival isn’t just about great speakers. The first day of the festival  – Wednesday 8th November – will serve as a dedicated ‘School’s Day’, expanding the festival to KS2 and KS3 kids looking to learn how to make a great game; from teaching how to code through to creating a cracking story. It’s all part of a package designed to bridge the gap between gaming fans and the talented folks who make them.

“There are scores of brilliant games events all across the UK, across Europe even, but we want to take a different approach with the Yorkshire Games Festival,” offers Festival Director, Kathryn Penny. “Across the five days, we’ll be bringing some of the industry’s brightest and best to Bradford to discuss frankly what they’ve learned from being behind some of the most creative and successful titles out there. In the midst of all this will be the next generation – the games industry’s future stars, lapping up that expertise and that knowledge for the years ahead.”

As well as the talks, those looking to find their feet in the industry will also benefit from a dedicated Business of Video Games workshop,  and a networking event designed to enable people to make vital connections in a relaxed environment. And this is all in addition to Let’s Play! – a weekend of gaming designed with families and gamers of all ages in mind.

The headline sponsor of the festival

The schedule, in brief, includes:

Wednesday 8th November, 2017

School Day: A free day of activities for schools, with special events for KS2 and KS3 children to cover all elements needed to make a great game

Thursday 9th November, 2017

Talks: Presentations by Destiny 2 videogame writer Martin Korda, Arthur Parsons – Head of Design, TT Games – who will examine the legacy of TT Games and delve into the making of his current game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Director of Special Projects at Wargaming.net Tracy Spaight, Louise McLennan and Sebastian Hickey of Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments, and Dominic Matthew from Ninja Theory
Workshop on the Business of Video Games

Friday 10th November, 2017

Talks: Keynote speech from former Naughty Dog VFX artist Iki Ikram to talk about his work on The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, legendary composer and musician David Wise, Overcooked’s Oli De-Vine and Phil Duncan, Kieran Crimmins and James Svensson of Criterion on Star Wars: Battlefront VR Mission, Gang Beasts’ creators James Brown and Michael Brown of Boneloaf
Meet the Developers networking event

Saturday 11th November, 2017 and Sunday 12th November, 2017

Let’s Play Weekend –  Scores of special events, many of them free, extending beyond the National Science and Media Museum, encompassing games showcases, arcade games, WiFi Wars (charge applies), Minecraft workshops and The Displaced, a live-action multiplayer game!

The full schedule can be found over at the Science & Media Museum website. Tickets for the speaker events on Thursday 9 November and Friday 10 November can also be purchased there, with prices starting from £35. The Let’s Play Weekend  is free to attend, but some events are charged for.


 

Terrifying New DLC coming to Lego Worlds!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that Monsters, the second downloadable themed content pack for LEGO Worlds, will be available in October for the scarily low price of £3.19 on Xbox One. The Monsters Pack adds Monster Town, a peculiar place full of scary quests, terrifying creatures, haunted houses and ghastly vehicles sure to send chills down players’ spines. In Monster Town, Halloween is celebrated every day! But delinquent zombies are taking their trick-or-treating a bit too seriously. Players must use their LEGO brick building skills to repair the damage and scare away the zombies with tricks of their own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAcPkCaRTz0

 

LEGO CITY Undercover gets a new trailer and release date

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have today unveiled the latest trailer for the previously Wii U exclusive LEGO CITY Undercover.

The trailer spotlights the game’s hero, super-cop Chase McCain, as he utilises a myriad of clever disguises to go deep undercover and ultimately take down escaped criminal, Rex Fury.

The trailer also announces the newly added two-player cooperative mode, which will allow friends and family to fight crime in LEGO CITY together for the first time, and the release date for the Xbox One version: 7th of April 2017.

All new LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs coming in November

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have revealed details around the new expansion packs coming to LEGO Dimensions. Coming on November 18th the new packs broaden the already wide and extensive play sets in the highly customisable mix and match world of LEGO Dimensions. Details of the packs and their contents can be seen below.

  • The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack – Provides a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six action-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) atop the LEGO Toy Pad.  Players can build the Newt Scamander LEGO minifigure and help him find his escaped magical creatures in New York City and use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos.  The pack will also come with a 3-in-1 Niffler which can be rebuilt into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
  • Gremlins Team Pack – This pack includes popular rivals Gizmo and Stripe LEGO minifigures. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations and Stripe uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Players can rebuild the 3-in-1 R.C. Racer vehicle into the Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion and the 3-in-1 Flash ‘n’ Finish into a Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne.
  • The Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack – This pack includes a complete level of Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay where players can race as the Blue Blur at lightning speeds through some of his most iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more. Players can build the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO minifigure and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape.  The pack also includes a 3-in-1 Sonic Speedster which can be rebuilt into Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and a 3-in-1 The Tornado which can be rebuilt into Crabmeat and Eggcatcher.
  • The E.T.™ The Extra-Terrestrial Fun Pack – Help your E.T. LEGO minifigure with Illumination and Fix-It abilities, as well as special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make his way around the LEGO multiverse.  Players can build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.
  • Adventure Time Fun Pack – Armed with your Marceline the Vampire Queen LEGO minifigure, players can activate her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and then rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster for extra in-game powers. The pack will release in the UK first at Argos.

LEGO Dimensions Gremlins

LEGO minifigures included in all of the wave 6-9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. Each Battle Arena has four gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.

So keep your eyes peeled and we’ll update you with more information about these exciting packs as and when we get it.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass and DLC announced

With the next installment in the LEGO games series due at the end of June, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have now published further information on the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass. This Season Pass like others before will grant players access to a variety of downloadable content (DLC), including new game levels and story-driven content, as well as additional characters from across the Star Wars galaxy.

Owners of the Season Pass will get three brand new Level Packs that extend the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens adventure with exciting new content not seen in the movie. As like other expansions for previous titles each add-on pack will allow players to experience key events from the film in different ways, including Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base after crash landing on Jakku, the assault on Maz Kanata’s castle through the eyes of Kylo Ren and the collapse of Starkiller Base from the perspective of two Resistance pilots.  Along with the Season Pass you will also get five Character Packs featuring well-known Star Wars heroes, villians and droids. For a more in-depth look at what the Season Pass content will be, check out below;

LEVEL PACKS

  • Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack – A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for BB-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet to find his way home.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle), Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • First Order Siege of Takodana Level Pack – Experience the thrilling assault on Maz Kanata’s castle in a new way. Storm the shores of Takodana with Kylo Ren and the First Order in a quest to capture Rey and BB-8 to crush the Resistance forever.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo, Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Escape from Starkiller Base Level Pack – After crash landing on the surface of Starkiller Base, join the battle from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. With the help of a loyal astromech droid, outmaneuver the First Order to escape the planet before it explodes.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: C’ai Threnalli, Colonel Datoo, Lieutenant Rodinon, Lt Wright, R3-Z3, Assault Walker (Full-size Vehicle), Assault Walker (Microfighter Vehicle)

Lego Star Wars Season Pass

CHARACTER PACKS
  • The Jedi Character Pack – Season Pass Exclusive / Available June 28, 2016 – Features powerful members of the Jedi Order. Available exclusively to Season Pass owners.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Jedi Interceptor (Full-size Vehicle), Jedi Interceptor (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack –  Play as select characters from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Anakin Skywalker (Damaged), Captain Panaka, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padm é Naberrie, Watto, Zam Wesell, Naboo Starfighter (Full-size Vehicle), Naboo Starfighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack – Showcases the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers from the upcoming LEGO ® animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Baash (Iktotchi), Graballa the Hutt, Kordi Freemaker, Naare, Raam (Iktotchi), Roger (Battle Droid), >Rowan Freemaker, Zander Freemaker, Star Scavenger (Full-size Vehicle), Star Scavenger (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Star Wars: Rebels Character Pack – Play as the crew of the Ghost from the popular animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Ahsoka Tano, Chopper, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Seventh Sister Inquisitor, Zeb Orrelios, Ghost (Full-size Vehicle), Ghost (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Clone Wars Character Pack – Exciting characters from the acclaimed animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, Republic Gunship (Full-size Vehicle), Republic Gunship (Microfighter Vehicle)

The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass will be available for £7.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360. If this doesn’t take your fancy though players can also buy each DLC Pack individually for £1.70 for Character & Vehicle Packs and £2.50 for Level Packs. As an added bonus, Season Pass holders will gain exclusive access to The Jedi Character Pack, which will be available at launch on June 28, 2016.

LEGO Dimensions announces five new expansion packs

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LEGO Dimensions looks an enormous amount of fun. Sure, the initial base pack is a bit pricey, but the sheer enjoyment of a full LEGO universe has got to be worth that, right? Well, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have mined the recesses of the LEGO franchise and have announced that five new expansion packs will be heading to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for LEGO Dimensions.

These newly revealed expansion packs will be themed on DC Comics’ characters, Doctor Who, Back To The Future, LEGO Ninjago and Ghostbusters. Players can customise their building and gaming adventures by purchasing these Wave 3 level packs, team packs and fun packs. These will provide additional gameplay, buildable characters and rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets. These will also provide special in-game abilities as well as being able to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game.

The Ghostbusters pack will allow you to expand your spooky experience beyond the starter pack. This will include “A Spook Central Adventure”, where you’ll have to battle Gozer in New York City, a buildable Peter Venkman with Proton Pack, ECTO-1 and ghost trap. All of these are playable within the game. The pack also allows access to the Ghostbusters Adventure World where you could play as any of the four ‘Busters. Trap LEGO ghosts and battle LEGO Mr StayPuft? Yes please.

The DC Comics fun pack will add that touch of mischief as it includes The Joker and Harley Quinn. It also includes Joker’s chopper which can be rebuilt into the Michievous Missile Blaster and The Joker’s Lock ‘n Laser Jet. Harley gets her Quinn-mobile which can be rebuilt into the Quinn Ultra Racer and Missile Launcher for extra abilities in the game.

Not into comics or the supernatural? No problem. You can grab the Doctor Who pack, featuring the Cyberman fun pack. This will give you a Cyberman minifigure and a rebuildable Dalek. The Cyberman will grant you Mind Control, Hacking, Drone, X-RAY Vision, Silver LEGO Blowup, Technology and Dive abilities to solve puzzles and take on enemies in true Whovian style. The Dalek can be rebuilt into a Fire ‘n Ride Dalek and Silver Shooter Dalek.

The Back To The Future pack will feature Doc Brown, everyone’s favourite absent-minded scientist. Place him on the Toy Pad and bring him to life where he reveals his Hacking, Technology, Fix It and Drone abilities. Build the Time Train and rebuild it into the Flying Time Machine or the Missile Blast Time Train for extra abilities and fun.

Finally for this announcement is the LEGO Ninjago pack. Take a wise master on their LEGO adventures with the Sensei Wu fun pack. This includes the revered Sensei himself as well as a buildable Flying White Dragon which can convert into a Golden Fire Dragon and Ultra Destruction Dragon. Utilise Wu’s Spinjitzu skills and other special abilities to solve puzzles and beat enemies.

Here’s the Ghostbusters trailer for your enjoyment. These new five expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions should be available now.

LEGO Marvel Avengers roam New York

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It won’t be long until you can start running around a LEGO Marvel universe, pretending to be Iron Man, or Thor. To celebrate that fact, TT Games have released a new trailer, highlighting just how open-world LEGO Marvel Avengers will be.

You will be able to wander around New York, Asgard, South Africa, Sokovia and more. All of  this exploration while being able to bash evil robots, alien races and super-villains as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D? I’ll take two, please.

LEGO Marvel Avengers is coming to an Xbox One near you on the 26th of January 2016.

Take a VIP tour of LEGO Jurassic Park

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released their latest trailer for LEGO Jurassic World where players are invited to join a VIP tour of LEGO Jurassic World’s state-of-the-art facility and get a glimpse of LEGO dinosaurs like Indominus Rex, Mosasaurus and the Creation Lab.

Anyone who Pre-orders the game on Xbox Live before 12th June,  will receive free Downloadable Content (DLC) including:

Jurassic Park Trilogy Pack #2

Characters – Jurassic Park Helicopter Pilot, Lex and Tim Murphy

Vehicle – Iain Malcolm’s San Diego Cruiser

The DLC will be available to buy after June 12 for £0.79.