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LEGO Fusion to launch in September

LEGO FusionLEGO continue to push the boundaries. Best known for their construction kits, LEGO video games and movies have grabbed the headlines in recent months.

Now LEGO are combining video game technology with their construction kits in the form of LEGO Fusion!

Here is the press release…

LEGO Systems, Inc., makers of the world’s leading construction toys, today introduced LEGO® FUSION, a play experience that combines traditional LEGO brick play with familiar app-based game themes. LEGO FUSION leverages new technologies—and children’s fascination with them—to create an entirely new way to engage in LEGO brick building and app game play for children ages 7 and up. Available later this summer, the LEGO FUSION collection will include four distinct titles: LEGO FUSION Town Master, LEGO FUSION Battle Towers, LEGO FUSION Create & Race and LEGO FUSION Resort Designer.

Each LEGO FUSION experience consists of a distinct set of LEGO bricks, a corresponding free downloadable app and the new FUSION capture plate, a small brick building plate with a printed design that enables a smart phone or tablet’s camera to identify the size and colors of the LEGO bricks built onto it. In response to game prompts, children build vertically in 2-D on the FUSION capture plate, enabling the app to ‘see,’ import and transform the creation into 3-D in the digital world.

“Children have always imagined their LEGO creations as immersive worlds which come to life for hours of role-play and adventure,” said Ditte Bruun Pedersen, senior design manager, LEGO Future Lab. “Recently, smart phones and tablets have become a popular platform for empowering game mechanisms that kids love. LEGO FUSION brings these two favorite play patterns together in an experience where real-life LEGO builds come to life in a virtual game, inspiring creativity, strategy, and the pride of creation.”

To Win, Step Away from the Screen Once a child’s creation has been imported into the game, a series of challenges and interactions requires that players turn away from the device and return to the real world to use their LEGO bricks to build new solutions in order to move game play forward.  Each game encourages this back-and-forth between physical and virtual, keeping children engaged in both worlds.

“In our research, we heard repeatedly from parents that they are constantly battling ‘zombie gaze,’ the experience when their children are immersed in their device screens for large blocks of time,” said Pedersen. “We developed LEGO FUSION with this challenge in mind, creating a play experience that keeps children entertained with the kind of app gameplay they love while giving real reasons to return to the brick pile to creatively build.”

Each LEGO FUSION product offers a distinct play experience.  The four products launching this year are:

LEGO FUSION Town Master: In this simulation game, players create and rule their own LEGO town, first by building it with LEGO bricks, then by capturing it and importing it to the game. Children build everything from houses to a pizzeria, fire station and bike shop while completing errands and missions like catching robbers, fighting fires and skateboarding. To keep the minifigure citizens happy, players solve problems through physical building and earn points to gain access to more structures, and even run additional towns.

LEGO FUSION Battle Towers: Players build a tower and defend it against attack so they can rule the kingdom. First, players design the Battle Towers with real LEGO pieces, then capture them and import them to the game. Next, players choose tower defenders like wizards and archers and battle against evil warriors, skeleton armies, and more. If a tower is damaged in battle, players can repair the damage with a timed build with the game’s real LEGO bricks.

LEGO FUSION Create & Race: In this racing game, players get behind the wheel and virtually drive the cars that they create with real LEGO bricks. Once a custom vehicle is digitally designed, physically built, and imported to the game, it can be optimized for success in racing, demolition or stunts. Players learn that every brick shape and color on the vehicle matters for performance. Three themed courses offer endless challenges unlocked by physical LEGO builds, and children can even ghost race against friends to top the leaderboard.

LEGO FUSION Resort Designer: Players help the LEGO Friends design new vacation houses, shops and activities for Ambersands Beach. After building 2-D facades, capturing them and importing them to the game, players can design the interiors of 3-D digital structures, such as an aquarium, surf shop and beach houses. Children can unlock new levels and build more resorts by completing missions like rescuing dolphins, riding horses, surfing and other resort activities.

Beginning in September, LEGO FUSION will incorporate the ability for players to access their digital LEGO creations and game play anywhere. Using their LEGO ID, players can sign in on any compatible device and access their gallery and game play from within the LEGO FUSION app.

Developed by TT Games, makers of the best-selling LEGO video game franchise, the LEGO FUSION Town Master, Battle Towers, Create & Race, and Resort Designer app games are free for download from the Apple, Google or Samsung App Store for Apple iOS and Android.

LEGO FUSION Town Master, LEGO FUSION Battle Towers, and LEGO FUSION Create & Race will launch in August 2014; LEGO FUSION Resort Designer will launch in September 2014. Each will be available for $34.99 in LEGO Stores and Toys”R”Us stores in the U.S., as well as online at shop.LEGO.com and at toysrus.com

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham in game footage

LEGO BatmanGame Director Arthur Parsons joined the Gamespot team and revealed some interesting facts about the upcoming third installment of LEGO Batman!

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will feature over 150 characters from the DC Universe and will even venture off in to the Lantern Worlds!

Click on the link to see the full interview and some in game footage! Head to 1hr 35mins in to see the interview!

Arthur has been a busy man today as he was also featured in DC All Access’s YouTube video answering more questions on LEGO Batman 3!

Beyond Gotham Cyborg revealed at E3

CyborgE3 is upon us! The 20th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is where all the cool games from this year will be showcased and TT Games’ big release for this year is LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Having previously released a few stills and a trailer, Warner Bros. have teased us with this cool looking beefed up version of Cyborg!

Somewhat different to the photo from last wLEGO Batmaneek of the Justice Leagues’ half man, half machine superhero!

The live stream from the Samsung Stage for LEGO Batman 3 will take place at 1.20pm local time on June 10th.

Click here to view the stream when it airs live on gamespot.com

LEGO Ninjago Nindroids trailer

NinjagoThe LEGO Ninjas are back in action! Grab your technoblades and get in touch with your inner Spinjitzu to help protect the New Ninjago City from imminent
peril.

Watch these Ninjas go and get your first glimpse at  LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids gameplay in this brand new trailer.

The highly popular LEGO Ninjago videogame franchise is back with high-kicking action and adventure!  LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids comes to the Nintendo 3DS handheld and PlayStation®Vita this summer. Based on the first five new episodes of the animated TV series, “LEGO Ninjago Rebooted,” players will battle and defend the New Ninjago City where the Ninjas face a technological threat by the evil Overlord and his robotic army of Nindroids. Using swift combo attacks, unique fighting moves, special weapons and new vehicles, the Ninjas must fight with all their might to save Ninjago!

LEGO Batman 3 official trailer

LEGO Batman returns this Autumn with a third installment in the series – LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Warner Bros. have released a teaser trailer for the forthcoming video game! While the official UK Facebook page of LEGO Batman has posted a few stills from the game!

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure!  In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.  Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe.  Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

LEGO The Hobbit PC demo available for download

Hobbit

LEGO The Hobbit video game is available on a multitude of platforms from April 2014 and now you can download a trial for PC!

The game is the latest in a long line of games produced by TT Games and is based on the first two The Hobbit films!

You can download the trailer here

Players will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and all 13 dwarfs in the company!

The trailer features scenes with Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey.

Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled

Gather your courage and embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer for more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.

LEGO The Hobbit video game coming in Spring

The HobbitTT Games are set to release a video game based on the first two The Hobbit films!

Players will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and all 13 dwarfs in the company!

The trailer features scenes with Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey.

Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled

Gather your courage and embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer for more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes at MCM London

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes may already be out in the US while European market waits patiently for the 15th November release, but for those lucky enough to be at MCM London at the Excel Centre in London Warner Bros were on hand to give fans a taste of what to expect with 10 minute demos on the Xbox and PlayStation!

Also in attendance for a Q&A session were voice actors Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith who play Loki & Hawkeye and Captain America & Human Torch respectively.

Stan Lee LEGO Marvel Super Heroes trailer

Marvel Super HeroesThe release date of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes the video game is rapidly approaching and more and more video clips of gameplay footage is being showcased around the web!

The latest being this fantastic trailer featuring non-other than Stan Lee. The face of Marvel Comics for several decades has made cameo appearance in several Marvel films, but TT Games have given him a starring role in their upcoming video game!

Iron Patriot Amazon offer

Iron PatriotThe Iron Patriot minifigure is available for free with pre-orders of the forthcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes over at Amazon!

To pre-order the game click on the following links for the desired platform:

PS3, £34.19
XBOX, £34.19
Nintendo Wii U, £34.19
Nintendo DS, £24.99
Nintendo 3DS, £23.99
Playstation Vita, £29.69

Featuring more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe and the voices of Brian Bloom as Captain America, John Cygan as Iron Man, Rick D. Wasserman as Thor, Khary Payton as- Nick Fury, James Arnold Taylor as Spider-Man, Larry Cedar as Loki, and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor!