Ninjas are awesome. LEGO is awesome. Video games are awesome. Combine the three and you have an almost impossibly wonderful triad of awesomeness – and that’s just what Warner Bros. and TT Games have in store for you.
LEGO Ninjago: The Video Game is now in the works, a follow-up to LEGO Battles and due for release later this year. In a beautiful game-toy-tie-in, there’s also a new LEGO Ninjago collection that’s hit shelves in 2011. Y’know, in case you just can’t get enough blocky assassin goodness…
Hellbent Games have donned the developer cap for this one, which sees you become a master of Spinjitzu, an ancient martial art where characters spin to become tornadoes and defeat their enemies. They must only be little tornadoes, as the overall aim is to restore harmony to the world, and messing too much with the weather patterns will do anything but!
Choose to play as a goodie or a baddie, with twin single-player campaigns, plus a collection of Battle Mode challenges and multiplayer showdowns.
Tom Stone, Managing Director at TT Games Publishing, who are producing the game, explains:
“LEGO Ninjago: The Video Game offers players a humorous way to immerse themselves further in the LEGO Ninjago toy line with action packed battles. It is great to build upon the success of the first LEGO Battles game and expand the LEGO Ninjago world with new and classic LEGO characters.”
Recover powerful Ninja weapons, battle dragons, wage larger-than-life attacks, and wrap it all up with an exciting storyline (and why not throw in some LEGO Battles cameos while you’re at it?). Build your own army of Spinjitzu heroes or Skulkin villains and deploy your troops to beat the enemy.
…and all of this is on the DS. Nifty, huh?
Everything’s been tweaked since the release of LEGO Battles, including the introduction of four new multiplayer challenges alongside two of the original challenges. Warner Bros. are promising kids and families hours of gameplay – so if you’ve got youngens who like a bit of gaming, LEGO Ninjago might be one to keep an eye out for.