LEGO Jurassic World for PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii consoles plus the PC received its first trailer Monday. As expected, a game about humans trying to avoid being eaten by dinosaurs takes a comedic turn by remixing some of the encounters and classic Jurassic Park lines such as “clever girl.”
The game collects the stories of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III with the upcoming summer blockbuster release of Jurassic World. Both LEGO Jurassic World and the movie are scheduled for June releases, so consider this a bit of marketing synergy between Warner Bros. Interactive, who publishes the game, and Universal Pictures, who distributes the movie.
— LEGO Jurassic World (@LEGOJurassic) March 16, 2015
This first trailer primarily covers some of the major events from the first Jurassic Park movie, with a couple of scenes and dialogue mixed in from later films. TT Games’ will continue its formula of jumping, brick collecting, and puzzle solving mixed in with family friendly humor for the LEGO Jurassic World collection. It’s a formula that has served the developer well in previous releases like LEGO Batman and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
In the case of Jurassic Park, a potentially scene of a cow dropping a worker into a cage of Velociraptors (instead of the reverse) results in most of the worker’s clothes being taken off. The famous scene of the Tyrannosaurus Rex chasing a jeep with Dr. Sattler, and Dr. Malcolm in it now features a dinosaur sized piece of physical comedy. Meanwhile, that tense scene of the game warden hunting down the Velociraptors is lightened up via a Carmen Miranda twist.
And, that is all fine. Games don’t have to be super serious. Plus, kids love dinosaurs and love LEGOs. Putting the two of them together in a video game seems like a no-brainer. I just wonder how TT Games is going to handle the infamous Unix hacking scene.
LEGO Jurassic World is the first of a handful of LEGO games planned for this year, as Inquisitr reported. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is coming later this fall to consoles and PC and will include the first Avengers film plus Age of Ultron. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is also on its way later this month for the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita. Meanwhile, The LEGO Movie Videogame and LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham are both headed to mobile devices.
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