The man in the hat is back, and this time he’s LEGO!
Yes, LucasArts is making a LEGO Indiana Jones video game for release in the summer of 2008, in time for the fourth Indiana Jones film.
From the Press Release:
Developed by the same team at Traveller’s Tales that created the LEGO Star Wars™ series, LEGO Indiana Jones presents a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
“LucasArts and TT Games are setting the bar for next-generation family entertainment with the LEGO Star Wars franchise, and our incredible relationship continues with LEGO Indiana Jones,” said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. “In addition to providing the quality bonding time inspired by any good family game, LEGO Indiana Jones delivers something a little different for everyone. Parents will enjoy the humorous take on some of their favorite movies, and their kids get some rousing action/adventure gameplay that may also introduce them to Indy’s original adventures for the first time.”
This game will so rock! Imagine the boulder scene! Imagine the tank chase! Imagine the mine chase! In LEGO!
The press release also mentions that LEGO will be releasing LEGO Indiana Jones sets beginning in Jaunary. Nifty!
I’d still like to see a LEGO Star Wars III, with a focus on the Expanded Universe, perhaps a LEGO-fied adaptation of the Timothy Zahn trilogy. LEGO Mara Jade! 🙂
And there’s a LEGO Batman game in the works, as well.
LEGO will rule the world!