September 20, 2011
LEGO® Universe, the massively multiplayer online game, is bringing the popular LEGO Ninjago toy line to life as Ninjago enters the dojo with an all-new world full of adventures! Fans of the Ninjago LEGO sets and the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu film will instantly recognize many of the characters of the new Ninjago-themed world coming to LEGO Universe.
The Ninjago Monastery is under attack by a Skeleton army led by the evil Lord Garmadon, and it looks like they’re after one thing and one thing only—well, make that four things—the Four Weapons of Spinjitzu. The Weapons of Spinjitzu will transform minifigures into a whirling tornado of Earth, Lightning, Ice or Fire! It will be up to players to experiment with and master each type of Spinjitzu to protect the weapons and the Ninjago Monastery in one of the biggest worlds yet in LEGO Universe as they take on the hordes of Bone Wolves and Skeleton Mad Scientists!
Players will also be able to impede the Skeletons’ attack of the Monastery at Ninjago Battlefield by launching volleys of Imagination-tipped arrows, surprising the Skeletons with a fire-breathing Dragon-in-the-Box, or even flinging their minifigure to safety by rebuilding a massive Skeleton Catapult to claim total victory over the ol’ boneheads.
In this new addition to the game, players can look forward to a total of over one hundred new missions, both familiar and fresh new Ninjago faces, and the level cap will be raised to 45!
“LEGO devotees are already closely connected to the world of Ninjago thanks to the toys and the film Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu,” explains Jordan Itkowitz, Design Director of LEGO Universe. “With this new addition to the LEGO Universe family of worlds, we’re giving our players free reign to bring their creations to life in a world they already know and love.”
In an all-new instance, players can also team up with three fellow ninjas to take on Frakjaw in a heated battle in the Fire Shrine, and protect the Sword of Fire from his evil clutches in this Ninjas vs Skeletons fight.
Despite all the unrest going on in the world, the rest of Ninjago is much more peaceful. Players can stroll through the Monastery Courtyard to meet new and old friends, solve puzzles in the idyllic Four Gardens of Spinjitzu to claim protective Dragon relics, or complete challenges and learn new skills in the Four Dojo of Spinjitzu.
The new weapons, eight new skeletons to fight, and tons of new gear, supplies and cool mysteries to solve create a complex and imaginative world for players to explore. Now the only remaining question is, do you have what it takes to master Spinjitzu and defeat the bone-chilling Skeleton Army?
Learn more about how you can explore LEGO Universe at www.LEGOuniverse.com!
About LEGO Universe
Published by the LEGO Group, LEGO Universe is the first massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the LEGO brick-building play experience. With an ESRB rating of E10+ 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, battle and explore with friends around the world – all in an exciting online world of LEGO past, present and future. Get in the game now with the new unlimited Free to Play Zone and free digital download at 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.
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Kate Hancock, TriplePoint, for the LEGO Group