Lego Legends of Chima is TT Games and WB Games Montreal's next video game project to feature the classic brick-based playthings; but unlike the developers' past titles, Chima is based on a Lego product line rather than an entertainment franchise.
The Legends of Chima toy series will be introduced this year, and features a fantasy world of warring factions of anthropomorphic animals. Lego is making a large multimedia push in order to establish the new brand; a push which includes a television series and a trio of games across various platforms.
The first title, Lego Legends of Chima: Speedorz, is out today on the official Lego site, and will appear on the iOS App Store tomorrow, Jan. 3. The game was developed by TT Games and 4T2, and tasks players with racing and battling through tracks while collecting Lego parts to customize their characters and vehicles. The second, subtitled Laval's Journey, will be released on PS Vita and 3DS this summer, followed by a Nintendo DS launch in the fall.
Also launching in the fall is WB Games Montreal's Lego Legends of Chima Online, a free-to-play online title which allows players to customize characters and take on quests from the franchise's characters. In doing so they'll unlock bricks to build new weapons and tools for their character to wield. Moreover, by playing Speedorz and Laval's Journey, players will be able to unlock exclusive content in Legends of Chima Online.