It appears that the LEGO Minifigures Online video game will be ending later this year when the licensing agreement ends in October. Funcom has released their annual report and the numbers did not meet the forecasts of the company, mainly with the lack of players and revenue generated.
The beta version of LEGO Minifigures Online was first introduced in 2013 when it was a free-to-play MMO game model with microtransactions in game. It was then relaunched into a full game in 2015 and it was changed to a buy-to-play business model where you purchase the full game first.
The game had a tie-in with the physical LEGO Collectible Minifigures which included codes to unlock specific minifigures in game, each with their own abilities.
Funcom communicated in the Q3 2014 report that the initial numbers coming in from the first weeks of live data indicated that it would take longer than planned to achieve the internal targets for player and revenue in 2014 and 2015. The Company has during 2015 been unable to improve these numbers. As a result of this the revenues generated by LEGO® Minifigures Online did not meet the internal forecasts. The Company has therefore fully written off the underlying assets of the game. As of the time of this annual report, the Company does not find it likely that any of the game metrics will improve, and has adjusted its investment in the game accordingly. The license agreement with LEGO for the LEGO® Minifigures Online game ends October 2016.
It’s Tuesday and that means there’s a new DLC release for the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game with the All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange pack. If you have the Season Pass, you can go ahead and download it now to play the new level. You can also purchase it separately as well for $2.99.
There are 8 playable characters for the All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange DLC pack including Doctor Strange, Baron Mordo, Clea, Doctor Voodoo, Dormammu, Jennifer Kale, Mindless One Warrior, and Night Nurse.
There are some new rumors regarding some of the expansion packs for Series 2 of LEGO Dimensions. CM4Sci over on Eurobricks has reported that one of the packs is “confirmed” to be Sonic the Hedgehog (71244). Of course, nothing is really confirmed until there are there actual details about them but CM4Sci has proven to be a very reliable source of information. Furthermore in the thread, there are strong suggestions that the KR (71252) pack will be based on the Knight Rider franchise.
To give a short roundup of some rumored LEGO Dimensions expansion packs for Series 2, we have the promotional Supergirl from E3, Sonic the Hedgehog, Knight Rider, Jillian Holtzmann from the Ghostbusters reboot, Adventure Time, Harry Potter, Fantasitc Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Teen Titans GO!
I have a feeling we’ll have more information about the next series of LEGO Dimensions expansion packs next month at E3 as well as San Diego Comic Con in July.
Earlier today, I was sent a press release regarding a new trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game.
In honour of Star Wars Day, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released an all-new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealing exclusive new levels exploring adventures set in the time leading up to the hit film.
The trailer delves into untold tales within the Star Wars galaxy all with a LEGO twist, including Han and Chewie’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars, how the mysterious Crimson Corsair foiled the plans of the First Order, secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village, Poe Dameron’s daring rescue of Admiral Ackbar and more!
It will also feature original voice work from key members of the theatrical cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and other top stars from the film.
The six (6) New Adventures featured in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
· Rathtar Hunting – Follows Han Solo and Chewbacca’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars.
· Lor San Tekka’s Return – Uncovers secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village.
· Poe to the Rescue – Details Poe Dameron’s daring rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar.
· Crimson Corsair– Explores how the notorious Outer Rim pirate, the Crimson Corsair, foiled the plans of the First Order.
· Trouble Over Taul– Follows the events leading up C-3PO’s acquisition of his new red arm.
· Ottegan Assault– Reveals a puzzle piece to how the Resistance and the First Order find Lor San Tekka on Jakku.
Featuring original dialogue from key members of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens theatrical cast, including:
· Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)
· Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
· Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa)
· Daisy Ridley (Rey)
· Domhall Gleeson (General Hux)
· Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
· Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
· John Boyega (Finn)
· Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata)
· Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka)
· Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)
As part of the Star Wars Day festivities, we are giving away exclusive May the 4th inspired artwork to fans starting today, available to download here.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content exploring untold adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing further insight about the new movie and its characters.
Starting today, you can download the latest DLC for the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game with the Black Panther Character & Level Pack. Some of the characters that you are able to play as include Black Panther (T’Challa), Aragorn, Black Knight (Augustine du Lac), a Dora Milaje Warrior, Killmonger, Man-Ape (M’Baku), Shuri, Ulysses Klaw (Classic), and White Wolf. There is also the Black Panther Skybike that you can use in the Wakanda level. TT Games Arthur Parsons has given some details about the Black Panther DLC Pack over at Marvel.com.
There hasn’t been much news lately about any future expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions but Huw over at Brickset has found some instructions on a new Supergirl (71340) Dimensions pack which includes a first look at the minifigure. From the looks of it, a majority of the minifigure is the same as the Supergirl we got in the Brainic Attack (76040) set except that the head and hair are new.
There’s no mentioning on how to get it but Just2Good over in the article says it will be an E3 exclusive promo in June. If this is true, hopefully she’ll be available at a later time so people who can’t attend E3 will be able to get one in an expansion pack.
It looks like GameStop has included more bonuses for the pre-orders of the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. For the PS4 and XBox One Deluxe versions for the pre-order, you also get the mini Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (30279) polybag along with the Jabba’s Palace Character Pack and Empire Strikes Back Character Pack. This is on top of the Finn minifigure and if you’re on PS4, the other two Playstation exclusive packs. For other systems, you’ll get the Jabba’s Palace Pack and the Command Shuttle polybag while handhelds just get the polybag.
If you’re going the Amazon route, you’ll be getting 20% off the pre-order price so it’s up to you if that’s worth it or not.