Daily Archives: November 27, 2009

LEGO Harry Potter – Getting What You Ask For

Almost two years ago I wrote a piece titled Five LEGO Video Game Titles I Want.

As is the standard with my lists of five, it was mostly silly.  But the third item on the list of five, the item that actually started me thinking about the list in the first place, was a LEGO Harry Potter game.  I called it a “gimme” and wondered why it hadn’t already been announced.

Then, last weekend, while digging through Wii items on Amazon.com, I came across a pre-order page linked off of LEGO Rock Band.

It was for LEGO Harry Potter – Years 1-4.

Travller’s Tales is back with a new installment for the LEGO video game franchise.

Apparently the information about this started rolling out back in June, but we were on a Wii hiatus around our house at that point.

Now though, we’ve been back and playing with the Wii a bit more and I’ve started paying attention to this sort of thing again.

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 is slated to ship some time in 2010.  Something to look forward to.

And while we’re waiting for that, there is always LEGO Indiana Jones 2, which came out last week.

This installment, which features new levels based on the original movies plus The Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (which GameTrailers called “the worst movie in the series” so we don’t have to) includes a level editor so you can create your own adventures, as well as a split-screen mode so when you are playing co-op and go in different directions you don’t end up with the inevitable tug-of-war for the screen.

Something to put on my list for Santa.