Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced today that its long-running partnership with renowned developer Traveller's Tales will garner yet another blockbuster LEGO
title, The LEGO Movie Videogame
, for both current-gen and next-gen consoles in 2014.
The successful partnership has seen several famous franchises brought to life in brick form, but the latest game will take LEGO
back to its roots in a movie tie-in, construction adventure. Emmet is a regular, easygoing minifigure who, in a strange case of mistaken identity, is thrust into the limelight to save the world. He needs to enlist the help of a bunch of strangers to defeat an evil enemy because previously he nonchalantly went about his day-to-day business and now needs all the assistance he can muster.
Tom Stone, Managing Director of Publishing at TT Games, had the following to say in respect of today's announcement:
We’re thrilled to be able to give kids the joy of reliving Emmet’s adventures in becoming virtual Master Builders with The LEGO® Movie Videogame. Players will be taking on the ultimate mission to save the LEGO world and use their virtual building prowess to build unimaginable sets and creations.
Gamers will be encouraged to develop their skills, eventually becoming Master Builders and bringing many brickwork masterpieces to fruition, as well as helping to ensure that Emmet is successful in his adventure.
The game's publisher has also released several screenshots to coincide with the announcement, which showcase the aptly-named Bricksburg in all its glory.
The brick-building fun is expected to begin in The LEGO Movie Videogame
during 2014 when the title releases on the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. The release window is fairly vague at the moment, but the movie of the same name is expected in February, so the game may well arrive early in the new year too.