LucasArts surprised us at the San Diego
Comic-Con yesterday! Together with TT Games they announced that they
are making a LEGO Indiana Jones videogame to be released during the
summer of 2008.
And you can already view a funny trailer of LEGO Indiana Jones: The
Videogame online at LegoIndyGame.com!
We also get an update on that other
Indiana Jones video game LucasArts announced last year. The new press
release here under mentions that LucasArts remains hard at work on this
revolutionary, internally developed Indy videogame, which takes place a
year after The Last Crusade in an original story overseen by
Here follows the full LEGO Indiana
Jones press release:
LucasArts and TT Games Don
Their Fedoras for the Next Great LEGO Gaming Experience
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- July
27, 2007 -- LucasArts and TT Games today announced that LEGO®
Jones®: The Videogame [working title] will whip onto
game consoles everywhere in summer 2008. Developed by the same team at
Traveller's Tales that created the LEGO Star Wars™ series, LEGO
Indiana Jones presents a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three
cinematic adventures of pop culture's most iconic archaeologist,
including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana
and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last
TT Games are setting the bar for next-generation family entertainment
with the LEGO Star Wars franchise, and our incredible
relationship continues with LEGO Indiana Jones," said
Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. "In addition to
providing the quality bonding time inspired by any good family game, LEGO
Jones delivers something a little different for everyone.
Parents will enjoy the humorous take on some of their favorite movies,
and their kids get some rousing action/adventure gameplay that may also
introduce them to Indy's original adventures for the first time."
"It has been a
real joy to work with LucasArts on the LEGO Star Wars games.
Indiana Jones is the perfect character for the next LEGO-based
videogame adventure," said Tom Stone, director at TT Games. "Indy also presents us with wonderful and memorable
cinematic moments. The boulder scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark
in LEGO is hilarious!"
Lucasfilm Ltd. recently announced
that the LEGO Group will begin releasing LEGO Indiana Jones playsets in
January 2008. Meanwhile, LucasArts remains hard at work on its
revolutionary, internally developed Indiana Jones videogame, which
takes place a year after The Last Crusade in an original story
overseen by George Lucas.
Be sure to check out LegoIndyGame.com
to view the game trailer.
Thanks to 'Acke' for the heads up.