Minifigures assemble! Gameloft reveals Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, a new RPG based on 40 years of Lego minifigures.
Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is an upcoming team-battle RPG that aims to bring the long history of Lego minifigures to life. As you might expect, the game leans heavily into collecting, as players obtain classic and modern minifigures to form parties to take into battle.
We’re sure the game will involve a micro-transaction or two, but it’s a neat concept nonetheless. Like the best Lego games it should appeal to young players, as well as old folks like me who tear up every time 1980-Something Space Guy appears on screen.
The first trailer for the game shows Captain Redbeard – from 1989’s Set 6270 (1989) – escape from storage to set sail for adventure.
Gameloft’s Toronto studio has been working on the game in collaboration with the Lego Group in Denmark. During development the team has studied the complete archive of minifigures and instruction manual at the Lego Vault in Billund.
Gameloft COO, Baudouin Corman, says about the game:
“Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is built to bring the enjoyment and fun that you once had, or still have, with LEGO toys. We are excited to see these authentic and original Lego characters from all eras come to life. We have been putting all our efforts, art and craft into this game as we want to delight all LEGO fans, whether their minifigures are tucked away in the attic or proudly shown in the living room.”
Sean McEvoy, VP of LEGO Games, added:
“Enabling our fans to play epic battles with minifigures from our history is a great play promise we are delighted to offer. Gameloft has done fabulous work, maintaining every character’s unique personality and reflecting all the fun, creativity and humor of the LEGO brand in a mobile game.”
Lego enthusiasts can get their first look at the game at Brickworld Chicago on June 15-16, 2019. Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will be released for iOS and Android in autumn.
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