With nearly a dozen different properties under their belt, LEGO video game developer Traveller’s Tales has conquered the likes of Marvel, DC, and even Lord of the Rings. Despite those successful (and some not so successful) releases, though, it feels like they’ve barely scratched the movie adaptation surface. This year alone, for example, Traveller’s Tales has two LEGO video games in development: LEGO Jurassic World this June and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers a little later this year.
While details on LEGO Marvel’s Avengers are still slim, today TT Games and Warner Bros. gave fans a closer look at LEGO Jurassic World with a new gameplay trailer and some new screenshots. So in case there was any worry that TT Games would be unable to bring Steven Spielberg’s (and others’) classic films to life, make sure to check out the video above.
Although the title may be LEGO Jurassic World, the trailer above shows that this upcoming game will cover all four Jurassic films, starting with Jurassic Park and ending with the yet-to-be-released Jurassic World. The game will also be another lighthearted romp through the film world, balancing a genuine adaptation with LEGO’s trademark humor.
It also appears that LEGO Jurassic Park is going the LEGO Lord of the Rings route by using actual dialogue from the films to dub the game. It’s a choice that we thought worked well to recapture the magic of the adapted films, but also toned down the humor as a result. Thankfully, Jurassic Park has plenty of sarcastic humor to go around, so this game should have no problem generating a smile.
We should also mention that this is easily one of the best-looking LEGO games, a likely byproduct of current-gen hardware. The visuals may still retain that LEGO design sensibility, but the detail in the background is higher than we’ve ever seen.
And, in case there was any doubt, plenty of the Jurassic Park films’ iconic scenes will also be on display, including the infamous T-Rex chase sequence. Unfortunately, we don’t get too much from the latter films, especially Jurassic World. That’s to be expected, though, as Universal is still trying to keep details from their upcoming Summer movie under wraps. However, once more Jurassic World movie trailers start coming in, LEGO fans can expect closer looks at how this game adapts that highly anticipated summer film.
For a very early look, LEGO Jurassic World is sure to impress those film fans among us, especially those with a certain fondness for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie. LEGO Games in the past have been hit or miss, with some perfectly capturing the spirit of the films. Here’s hoping LEGO Jurassic World can hit similar notes this summer.
LEGO Jurassic World releases June 2015 for Nintendo 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One.