Having only officially launched on Boxing Day, LEGO's Chima brand is to expand with three video game releases this year.
Notably, however, none of them are for home consoles.
LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz is a racing title that will launch on LEGO.com today and iOS tomorrow (January 3rd). LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey is heading for 3DS and PlayStation Vita and is described as an amazing adventure” whilst free-to-play online MMO LEGO Legends of Chima Online will launch in the autumn.
All three will tap into ‘The Chima Vault' – an online network that rewards players with points that can be redeemed in Chima Online.
The game will be published by Warner Interactive, with TT Games developing Laval's Journey and producing Speedorz.
We are doing something innovative with LEGO Legends of Chima by making three distinct video game experiences on a variety of platforms,” Warner Interactive's senior VP of production and development Samantha Ryan stated.
By creating multiple LEGO videogame experiences for one brand, we are catering to today's diverse gaming community, as well as establish a rewards system for players of all three games.”
Chima officially launched in the UK on December 26th and is the company's big new IP for 2013. LEGO intends for the brand to overtake sales of Ninjago by 30 per cent before the end of the year