With the arrival of the new year, Warner Bros. Interactive and the LEGO Group have announced three new titles in the LEGO Legends of Chima series. Based around tribes of lions, crocodiles, eagles, and wolves (all made of LEGO blocks, of course), the trio of Legends of Chima games will see players working to become the best adventurer or racer possible across iOS, LEGO.com, PC, and even Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita.
Leading the pack of this year's releases, Legends of Chima: Speedorz is a racing game that will launch on iOS on January 3 (that's this week, folks). The game will see players racing against famous characters within the world of Chima, collecting studs and other rewards along the way. As players make progress and win races, they'll unlock new customization options for their characters and Speedorz vehicles. The ultimate goal in Legends of Chima: Speedorz is to collect the Golden Chi, which unlocks new races, among other boosts.
As for the other handheld game in the trio, Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey will launch on Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita this summer (along with original Nintendo DS this fall). The game sees players teaming with the lion Laval and his animal friends as they fight for "justice" in a world gone bad.
Finally, the free-to-play Legends of Chima Online will launch on PC this fall. The game will allow players to build a Kingdom of their very own within the safety of Chima's online world, while interacting with characters from the show and traveling to various themed locations to complete quests. All along the way, LEGO bricks will allow players to build their own weapons, gadgets and much more.
What makes this trio especially unique is The Chima Vault, a rewards system that combines player progress across all three games and allows them to earn points that can be redeemed for other items within Legends of Chima Online. After the failed showing of LEGO Universe, we're definitely interested in how this next free-to-play online LEGO game will stack up. Stay tuned for more.
Are you excited about this new land of Chima in the overall LEGO universe? Will you be one of the first to download Legends of Chima: Speedorz when it launches on iOS this week? Sound off in the comments!