The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game Shows off Its Moves (and Blocks) in New Trailer

TT Games showed off a gameplay trailer of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game which focused on the moves and upgradable weapons of the hero ninjas.

on July 26, 2017 3:26 PM

The product heavy title, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game, was announced about a month ago and now Warner Bros has sent out a press release showcasing more aspects of the film adaptation. This was accompanied by a trailer that showed off the multiple moves that the playable ninjas will possess. The game is due out on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 22nd in North America and October 6 in Europe.

The story follows the exploits of seven martial artists all decked out in different colors. Lloyd, Master Wu, Nya, Jay, Cole, Kai, and Zane are out to stop the invading Lord Garmadon and his army of killer sharks. Will the group be able to save the land of Ninjago while also maintaining the LEGO humor and charm found in their other games?

Each playable character has a set of moves from their ‘Ninjagility’. On top of the usual 3D platforming goodness like wall jumps, the trailer showed off the more lethal techniques. While some moves were straight attacks such as the spin-happy ‘stinging bee’, the ‘floating butterfly’ and ‘skyward dragon’ showed more air based moves that also had a element of movement to them.

The video for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game also features a look at the different weapons that your character can use. You’ll be able to upgrade your nunchuks, swords, and spears to do even more damage and change their cosmetic appearance.

With the film releasing at the same time in the Fall, it’s likely we’re going to hear a lot more about the game adaptation in August. Here’s hoping that TT Games are able to keep the simplicity and fun of the other titles in the franchise but add some interesting fight mechanics to shake up the genre. You can watch The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game trailer below:

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.