The LEGO® Group recently partnered with 2K, a video game company, for a multi-title partnership that will usher in a new era of LEGO® gaming. The first adventure is slated for release on May 19, 2023. Incidentally, LEGO® 2K Drive was announced this morning. The game will feature an open-world racing game featuring loads of customization potential, as well as known builds from themes like City, Creator, and Speed Champions.
From the Press Release:
Players will journey across Bricklandia’s multiple unique biome regions as they compete against a series of charismatic rivals with hopes of one day winning the coveted Sky Cup Trophy. In LEGO® 2K Drive, players choose how they want to play, with a wide open world to explore full of racing, minigames, challenges, collectibles, things to destroy, and well-known vehicles from LEGO themes like City, Creator, Speed Champions and more.
The game will come out on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), and Nintendo Switch. In addition, we will see three different editions: standard, Awesome, and Awesome Rivals. The Awesome edition includes one extra vehicle, vehicle flair, and a digital minifigure for the game whereas the Awesome Rivals edition will include several. Both the Awesome and Awesome Rivals versions get you a one year Drive Pass, which brings additional new game content after the initial release. Pricing is as follows:
- LEGO® 2k Drive: $79.99 CAD ($69.99 USD)
- LEGO® 2K Drive – Awesome Edition: $119.99 CAD ($99.99 USD)
- LEGO® 2K Drive – Awesome Rivals Edition: $159.99 CAD ($119.99 USD)
In terms of gameplay, this looks fun. Not only do you get an open-world racing experience, but you get to build and customize your ride as well. The press release boasts over 1000 digital LEGO® elements at your disposal. Additionally, gameplay ranges from one to six players. On your home console, you can race alone or in two-player split screen mode. Go online and you can race against up to five other players.
The fun doesn’t stop there either. While you can purchase digital copies of LEGO® 2K Drive, there is an additional incentive to purchase the physical copy of the Awesome Edition. You get a gift-with-purchase consisting of a 3-in-1 set representing one of the racers from the game. Judging from the images below, this is likely a polybag. Without a Minifigure, I don’t know how much this appeals to me. However, if you’re going to get the game, you might as well get the freebie too.
Based on the trailer, this game certainly brings back memories of childhood racing games like Mario Cart. I am inclined to give LEGO® 2K Drive a spin. What do you think? Will you head out for a drive? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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