Warner Bros. extends videogames development partnership with LEGO

MUMBAI: LEGO Systems and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) have inked a worldwide license agreement for TT Games Publishing to continue developing the LEGO videogames across multiple platforms.

Operating as part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of WBHEG, TT Games is the publisher and developer behind the LEGO videogame franchises including, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, which have sold close to 50 million units worldwide.

"The LEGO Group is a brilliant and trusted organization with an extremely loyal fan base. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to continue the successful partnership between this legendary company and the talented TT Games, which will enable us to further expand our slate of widely recognized, family-friendly games," said Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara.

"One of the things that sets the LEGO brand apart is that it allows kids to express their creativity, and the games we develop with TT Games are not just great fun but also inspire kids to play with their LEGO bricks, exploring our different play themes more deeply. We are very excited to continue to work with TT Games because they take a distinctive approach to making games creative, social and non-violent, which makes them a valuable part of the broader LEGO experience," said LEGO Digital vice president Henrik Taudorf Lorensen.

"We look forward to carrying on our excellent collaboration with the LEGO Group in building extraordinary LEGO videogame franchises, with both Warner Bros. and third party IP, that continue to resonate with consumers. There is a tremendous future for LEGO games, and we are looking forward to working with all of our partners over the coming years," said TT Games Publishing managing director Tom Stone.

The next title from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in 2010.

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