As the year goes on, I get the definite sense that it’s going to be a really, really good one for games and tech. Movies too, if you’re anxiously awaiting the next Avengers, Terminator and Star Wars flicks (and who isn’t?).
But that’s not all: LEGO games are getting some new entries that are sure to please their fans, both young and old. We’ve been told by our local Warner Bros. reps that we’re getting LEGO games for Jurassic Park and the Avengers movies, as well as ports to mobile game systems of some older LEGO games.
LEGO Jurassic Park will let people play through scenarios from all four dino-themed flicks, and yes that includes the upcoming Jurassic World. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will have scenes from 2012’s The Avengers, as well as ones from this year’s sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and naturally both will star a huge selection of LEGO-ified characters from the films. Both games are due out later this year.
The LEGO Movie Video Game isn’t new, but its arrival on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is. Gamers can join Emmet on his quest to stop Lord Business from freezing LEGO land in eternal stasis on Apple’s handhelds for the first time, and impressively, the port offers all of the content we’ve been playing on the bigger consoles since it came out for them in 2014.
Two other LEGO games make their way to handhelds: LEGO Ninjago will be out for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita come March, and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will arrive in the iTunes store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch sometime during our autumn.
LEGO games can sometimes offer more busywork than actual challenge, but kids love ’em and smashing LEGO blocks is at least a bit cathartic after a hard day’s work for adults, and that’s what counts.[Source and image – Warner Bros.]