Warner Bros. building Lego games through 2016

Publisher extends exclusive license agreement for subsidiary TT Games to create games based on Danish building block toys.

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There's a bucket-load more Lego games on the way. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Lego Systems today announced an extension to the agreement that gives TT Games the exclusive rights to make games based on the building block brand.

Is that a magic wand or a yam?

To date, the partnership has seen a number of high-profile successes, starting with the original Lego Star Wars in 2005, which recapped the sci-fi serial's prequel trilogy with Lego characters pantomiming all the key scenes. It wasn't long before the formula was applied to other properties, from the original Star Wars trilogy to Batman and Indiana Jones. To date, the TT Games Lego titles have combined to sell nearly 50 million copies worldwide.

The original TT Games Lego titles were so successful they inspired Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to acquire the company outright in 2007. A Manchester Evening News report put the buyout cost at £100 million (roughly $200 million at the time), which was more than had been paid for either Harmonix or RedOctane, two more overnight-success developers of the day.

Although Warner Bros. now has plenty of time to experiment with the Lego brand, don't expect any drastic changes to the heretofore successful formula. Lego Digital vice president Henrik Taudorf Lorensen explained in a statement that the Danish company was eager to extend the agreement due to the games' "creative, social and non-violent" nature. TT Games Publishing managing director Tom Stone added that the company will continue to work on pairing the Lego name with other intellectual properties, those of both Warner Bros. and other companies.

Two more Lego titles from TT Games are set to hit shelves this year. First up will be Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in May, with Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars retracing the animated TV series' steps this fall.

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gamermonkey017
gamermonkey017

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too11
too11

pirates of the caribbean online is really awsome and all the other movies and games i really hope that they come out with a lego pirates of the caribbean!!!!!!!!!!

too11
too11

a lego pirates of the caribbean awsome i love that game

Headshot_Master
Headshot_Master

i honestly think the newer ones aren't that great, especially on the DS. lego star wars was definately the best and i would like to see a transformers theme as well (i'd make a chuck norris transformer definately).

Strike079
Strike079

I heard travelers tales made a demo for a Lego Hobbit

wario96
wario96

DEAR LORD! A LEGO GAME ABOUT THE AWFUL CGI MOVIE?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

indysw457
indysw457

well from what ive read on wikipedia lego signed a contract with disney so we might get lego pirates of the carribean

thps48
thps48

Damn. Perhaps LotR and Matrix will finally happen within that timeframe. Actually, I'm fairly certain there's a big reason behind that. Which brings up the question of who occupies the most space in the TT Lego fanbase. Maybe that's as irrelevant as bringing this series up within your social circle, but also if they demand it enough, they will build it... And they will come- Yeah, I ****ed it up, but oh, well... :D

Rexvan-
Rexvan-

Lego G1 Transformers is a must!

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

I agree, a Lego Pirates would be cool. Definitely would be more entertaining than the last two Pirates films. I would like them to work out a deal to and possibily work with other studios on Lego games too. Lego Lord of the Rings would be awesome, and so would a Lego Back to the Future

Roger4kk
Roger4kk

Lego Pirates of the caribbean whuld be fun (did you know they plan making 3 more they start on the 4 wery coon) hey what's next lego shrek and lego toy story...

gamerpirate
gamerpirate

did you ever notice they only make Lego games out of Lego BRANDS!!!!

sonicnewgen360
sonicnewgen360

come on make lego jurassic park and oh maybe a lego pirates of the caribbean too

JKMadu619
JKMadu619

Lego Star wars 3 is a must get and Harry Potter will be seen with time...

thorughfire
thorughfire

@ funkymonkey4710 @ DonMiguel 2 All those games would suck in the lego world.Star Wars sucked hard so you honestly think the Lord Of The Rings would be any better? Lego:LOTR would be the same as Lego:Star Wars just different story and characters. Lego:Transformers is actually a good idea,Id definently go and buy if it had good combat and voice acting. How about another Lego:Batman? The first one was too difficult to control on the 360 so hopefully itll be better Handheld.

DonMiguel2
DonMiguel2

my kids and I have imagined and done sketch art for a Lego: TMNT and Lego: Transformers

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

Series and things I could see get legoized- Lord of the Rings Toy Story Jurassic Park Marvel Universe Star Trek Twilight (ha ha ha ha ha) Resident Evil The Sims (Again ha ha ha ha ha) and a lot more, though I didn't say they had to be good.

asap1984
asap1984

all games will be based on what lego is out. so all the new ones are toy story and ben 10. iv heard they will bring marvel lego out in the next couple years to tie in with the avengers movie. marvel will be good because their would be endless characters and loads of abilities. also lord of the rings lego will prob come out when the hobbit movies come out.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Lego Toy Story will likely be coming in the near future. There are already Toy Story Lego sets on store shelves.

CharlesSteak
CharlesSteak

If you've played one Lego game, you've played them all. But, if there's one you must absolutely play, it's Star Wars. Unless I hear of some rock solid proof that there's going to be something different to the Lego experience down the line, I'm just gonna pass on anything that comes (although a Lego Lord of the Rings would be verrrrrrry tempting).

ZenTsu
ZenTsu

LEGO - Lord of the Rings ftw!

Takeno456
Takeno456

LEGO METAL GEAR!! yeah I'am kidding.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

"Non violent" thats a bit hypocritical. Just because the violence is camp, childish and lacking in gore doesnt mean it not there. I personally dont careabout violence either way but to say lego starwars, batman and indiana jones are completely non violent is BS

ToOoOoOoN
ToOoOoOoN

we need lego street fighter or lego grand theft auto !!!

jadefury27
jadefury27

I think the problem with this franchise is that kids like it and adults like it too, but for slightly different reasons.also it's a game that will get skewed from both sides for different reasons as well. sometimes the jokes will go over a kids head and sometimes it's to cutesy for adults. i'd like to see a lego fps. lego halo? lego gears? could be funny.

slayersdeath200
slayersdeath200

LEGO SPIDER-MAN!!! There is toys of it so why not the game!

Spudzta74
Spudzta74

I think it likely they will only make the games if there is the equivalent toy. The games will help sell the toys and vice versa.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Lets hope for some good lego games than

ropumar
ropumar

Waner bros should male a game on the style of Super smash bros with all their IPs for games.

Malhound
Malhound

There had been a game called LEGO Creator Harry Potter before the games of its kind will be released. LEGO inFamous, anyone?

Malhound
Malhound

And there will be Lego Hannah Montana!

Malhound
Malhound

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glimpus
glimpus

Lego LotR would be great. Lego TMNT would be amazing as well, too bad they're with megablocks. :(

witide
witide

What happened to the good old games, like Lego Rock Raiders and Legoland?

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Star Wars Complete Saga was fun, but they removed alot of the things that made that game good in the other Lego games since. Get back to the goodness guys. Online Co-Op being the main thing to bring back.

scottahuch
scottahuch

The original Lego Star Wars was kinda fun... but this is just overkill.

nachi_lobo
nachi_lobo

Lego Bayonetta, Lego Devil May Cry, Lego Saint Seiya... all impossible... and yes i'm crazy

caseypayne69
caseypayne69

@Flint247 Tackles might be fun to watch. I'd actually buy a sports game. *GASP*