Today, Gamesloft Studios, in conjunction with LEGO Games, have unveiled their latest offering, coming later in the year, the nostalgia filled LEGACY Heroes Unboxed. The Rambling Brick had a chance to get a sneak preview with the developers from GameLoft Studios.
This new, turn based RPG features 42 minifigures from the last 40 years, and is sure to bring a strong feeling of nostalgia to any older LEGO Fans who play it. A significant amount of time was sent by the development visiting the legendary Vault in Billund, and examining a large number of classic sets.
After completing in game challenges and quests, the user collects classic and modern sets, some of which were on display today. You can then build these sets in game.
In gathering figures, we discover that they have a class and subclass (eg knights, fright nights) as well as an affinity – allowing characters with similar attributes to work together more effectively.
Some of the classic sets featured in the game were borrowed from the Secret Billund Archive (not its real name) for demonstration to the assembled fan media. If you are over a certain age, I suspect some of these sets will look familiar and play to your sense of nostalgia.
Players assemble teams of minifigures from across the years to take part in exploration, adventures and battles.
The teaser trailer can be seen here:
LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set in a whole new LEGO world where players will collect classic and modern LEGO minifigures and sets, form a party and engage in epic and fun team battles and adventures. The game will feature iconic, fan favorite universes from yesterday and today, recreated with incredible detail to please players of all ages, from the passionate collectors to those who want to bring back childhood memories.
A first glimpse of how the signature humor of the LEGO brand has been built into the game can be found in the teaser trailer, also revealed today. The beloved Captain Redbeard from Set 6270 (1989) emerges from his dusty box in the attic and sets sail for adventure after all these years… he may not be ready yet! Indeed, LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set to be released this Fall, but until then Gameloft Toronto will be adding content and completing features.
The studio has been working closely with the LEGO Group for several years, including visits to the LEGO Vault in Billund, Denmark where all the sets and minifigures ever created are archived. The team has been studying vintage instruction manuals and focusing all its skills to perfectly recreate every tiny detail that makes the LEGO experience so enjoyable and memorable. LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will be faithful to the fun and creativity that make the LEGO brand one of the most beloved brands on Earth.
“LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is built to bring the enjoyment and fun that you once had, or still have, with LEGO toys,” stated Baudouin Corman, Chief Operating Officer at Gameloft. “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, Vice President of LEGO Games at the LEGO Group said: “LEGO Games have reached millions of LEGO fans of all ages for over 20 years, extending and amplifying the LEGO play universe. 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 personalityand reflecting all the fun, creativity and humor of the LEGO brand in a mobile game.”
LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set to be released in (northern) Fall 2019 and will be regularly showcased to fans until then, beginning at Brickworld Chicago on June, 15th and 16th. Be sure to visitwww.LEGOLEGACY.com to get the latest news on the game.
If you are a fan of turn based rpgs, this might be an interest to you. The nostalgia factor looks like it could be quite popular with people who have been fans of LEGO sets for many year – I look forward to seeing the finished product at the time of release. What do you think? Will the nostalgia value bring you towards this style of mobile game? Why not leave your comments below, and until next time, Play Well!
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[…] Product Lead for LEGO Games, introduced some of the games currently in development, including LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. He also outlined some of the key characteristics of LEGO as a toy. These include: having unlimited […]
[…] At the Fan Media days in Billund this year, I had the chance to see a presentation from the LEGO Games/ Gamesloft team about LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, an upcoming mobile game due for release in a month or two. Gathering figures and sets from the past 41 years, it looks set to reinvigorate interest in sets from past. You can read our announcement of the game here. […]