LEGO Worlds arrives today on Nintendo Switch, as reported previously. The game, which was already available on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, retails for $39.99 USD or $29.99 USD, depending on which version you purchase.
TT Games indicates those who buy the title on cartridge for $39.99 USD will receive the full experience, including two DLC: Classic Space and Monsters. The latter of those two miniature expansions hasn’t actually been released yet, but both are priced at $3.99 USD on the eShop. If you purchase the digital version of LEGO Worlds, you pay only $29.99 but any DLC must be purchased separately. Free content updates are also promised on a regular basis.
“We’re so pleased to be able to bring the fun and creativity of LEGO Worlds to Nintendo Switch,” said Jonathan Smith, head of production at TT Games. “The game looks fantastic, in both TV mode and handheld mode. Having the power not only to build whatever you want, but to play with it wherever you go, feels truly awesome!”
LEGO Worlds presents players with unique adventures. They’ll be able to hunt for treasure in fantastic worlds full of vehicles and strange creatures and characters (including, apparently, a zombie cheerleader riding a gorilla) that should fit right in with the lighthearted universe the developer has brought to life in previous titles. Players can also build as they see fit, either by creating impressive structures one brick at a time, or by placing larger prebuilt structures in the environments to save time. It’s essentially a re-imagined Minecraft.
Previous LEGO games have delighted children for years, particularly since the success of 2005’s classic LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, and the franchise is still going strong. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 are expected to hit various platforms later this year, for instance. Those who like digital blocks should have no trouble staying busy for a long time to come.