Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and the Lego Group all announced that there will be a tie-in video game for the upcoming film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The original turned out to be a smash hit both in theaters and on gaming platforms, so it's absolutely no surprise that Warner Bros. would want to tap the property again for some good ol' fashioned gaming goodness.
According to the press release The Lego Movie 2: The Videogame is set to come out in 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and on Steam for PC. Warner Bros. also confirmed that the game will be designed to accommodate features for the Xbox One X as well, with enhancements for the visuals to make the game look and run better than on the standard Xbox One and Xbox One S.
The game will accompany the movie's release in theaters, along with a brand new catalog of building sets that the Lego Group have plans on releasing in early 2019. So you'll be able to watch the film, play the game, and then build out some of the characters, vehicles, and objects in real-life using the actual Lego bricks.
The game will follow the story of the movie, which centers around alien invaders who have attacked Bricksburg and left it in ruins. This forces Emmet, Lucy, and other heroes (and villains) from the city to team up and fight back in order to save Bricksburg and defeat the aliens from the Systar System.
It should come as no surprise that there's going to be a sequel movie and a sequel game to accompany the movie given that the original The Lego Movie hauled in nearly $470 million at the global box office, making it a pretty huge film back in 2014 after it got off to a huge weekend box office start. The game didn't fare too badly either, moving several hundred thousand copies on PC alone, according to Steam Spy, and shifting a healthy amount of units on home consoles, too. It would only make sense that Warner Bros. capitalize on the franchise with a sequel game.
We don't get to see much from the game or the gameplay (yet), but in the press images we do get to see some of the villains that Emmet and Lucy will be facing off against. They're one-eyed aliens with tentacle legs and little crown-things on the top of their heads.
We also see that some of the heroes from the original movie are making a return, too, including Lego Batman, who we briefly see in the background of an image.
I'm pretty sure that there will be additional DC characters making the cut or at least appearing in some capacity throughout the game, especially with Wonder Woman 1984 due to drop in 2020 and Aquaman debuting in theaters. It would be a huge missed opportunity to not expose more people to the characters who could help promote their brand.
You can look for The Lego Movie 2: The Videogame to launch on home consoles and PC in 2019.