LEGO® Ninjago Spins into LEGO Universe MMOG with Crux Prime Release

February 8, 2011

The LEGO Group today announced the release of Crux Prime, the largest content zone ever to be discovered in LEGO® Universe. The popular LEGO brick-based MMOG will officially open Crux Prime on February 8 for the most exciting in-game battle yet! The new zone delivers fresh challenges within a LEGO original Ninjago storyline for players to discover. The LEGO Ninjago toy line was just released last month, so now players can experience the fun of spinning ninjas, both offline with new LEGO bricks and Minifigures, as well as online in LEGO Universe.

The incredibly rich Ninjago storyline will unfold throughout the year and beyond in LEGO Univers e, while the LEGO Ninjago toy line brings new ninja-themed products to store shelves. In-game, players must search the Ninjago Monastery Ruins on Crux Prime to meet Sensei Wu, who knows the secrets to the powerful skill of Spinjitzu, the only skill that can destroy the nefarious Skeleton enemies. Masters of Spinjitzu can twirl and whirl into a tornado of pure Imagination that destroys the bony villains once and for all. Players will also uncover new Ninjago treasures, such as the Skeleton Fort Model Set, Skeleton Rockets, Fright Speed Skeleton Car, and a cute but creepy Skeleton Dragon Pet.

The LEGO Group is calling on LEGO Universe fans to fly to Crux Prime, and join in an epic battle to protect the very core of Imagination! By popular demand from the game community, players can take advantage of multiplayer team functionality for the very first time in Crux Prime. Assemble teams of up to four friends, then gear up and clash with powerful Maelstrom enemies on the battlefield. Only your efforts will prevent the sea of Maelstrom from overwhelming Nexus Tower and the Imagination Nexus which it protects!

Within the vast Crux Prime zone, players will be treated to over 100 new missions and achievements to complete, and over 100 new pieces of gear, decals and weapons to collect and share. Players can search the battlefield to discover four rare new armor sets like the Bat Lord and Explorien Bot; and can also gear up with alternate-color Faction Kits, like the Black Knight, Red Sorcerer or Silver Samurai!

Check out new screenshots, key visuals and character art, released today, to get a first glimpse at what lies ahead on Crux Prime. New b-roll video footage and the Crux Prime trailer also show off the zone and the special Ninjago skills necessary to battle its bony villains.

Finally, builders will be excited to hear that Avant Grove, a large new Property World is now open near Avant Gardens. Players can defeat the Maelstrom and build freely to their heart’s content, dreaming up elaborate and never-before-seen creations with virtual LEGO bricks. Learn more about how you can explore LEGO Universe at www.LEGOuniverse.com!

About LEGO Universe

Published by the LEGO Group, developed by NetDevil, and distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Universe is the first massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the LEGO brick-building play experience. With an ESRB rating of E10+ and MSRP of $19.99 for PC and Mac, LEGO Universe is a great way for families to play together, battling chaos with creativity in a safe online environment. Players can build, explore, battle, make friends and bring their wildest creations to life– all in an exciting online world of LEGO past, present and future. Pick up your copy now in retail stores or online, as well as at LEGO.com, LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGO Stores worldwide. To learn more about LEGO Universe, please visit www.LEGOuniverse.com.

About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932, and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group.©2011 The LEGO Group.

Kate Hancock, TriplePoint, for the LEGO Group

(901) 674-6443

kate@triplepointpr.com

 


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