Posted by Evolve on Sep 7, 2018 | In: General News
LEGOs are one of the most popular toys in the world, and have been for quite some time. But about a decade ago or so, someone had an idea. "What if we turned LEGOs in video games?" This started out with simple LEGO titles, mainly on PC, but eventually they were brought to consoles and took on the form of famous video game franchises. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, the Incredibles, and more have come out. But one of the more popular ones is by far the Harry Potter Collection of games. And now, it's coming to Nintendo Switch.
The Harry Potter LEGO titles take place within the seven books, and actually, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is actually two games in one. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, and LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7. Also ironic is the fact that the LEGO Harry Potter Games were originally released on the Nintendo Wii, which was one of Nintendo's most successful consoles ever. So it makes sense that they'd bring it to the Switch as it's also one of the most successful consoles ever despite being only 18 months old.
The biggest allure of the LEGO games is that it does indeed recreate many of the key scenes from these movie franchises, but it does so in a very LEGO way. So for LEGO Harry Potter, for example, it might have a tense duel going on, then have a random LEGO part drop in to break up the tension and get the gamer to laugh. That's just how they roll, and it's a reason why the games have been so popular.
Now, if you're wondering what exactly will be different from the Wii version of the title, the team did spill the beans. Apparently, the graphics will get an update. Which is fair because the Wii wasn't an HD system, but the Nintendo Switch is. What's more, the lighting and effects for the game are getting a boost as well. Add to that, gamers will also get access to the two DLC packs that released after the games launch, specifically, both the Character Pack, where you can play as Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. Then there's the 'Spell Pack' featuring Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors, and Tentaclifors.
There had actually been rumors for a while that the LEGO Harry Potter Collection would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but now we can confirm it as true. And it's not surprising that an older title is coming to the Switch, as many such titles have been announced for it given the popular nature of the system. In fact, several LEGO games have been brought to the Switch already, and more may be to come. Just as the potential is a new exclusive LEGO title given how popular the Switch is with the more "casual" gaming market. But we'll just have to wait and see what happens. LEGO Harry Potter Collection is expected to release this October 30, 2018, for Switch and Xbox One.