LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures – No Nazis Allowed
LucasArts confirmed LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures back in July during Comic-Con and soon enough a YouTube video popped up on the web, but details were still a bit sketchy. Now details on what to expect in the game have come to light, apparently they were hidden in a wooden crate in some undisclosed government warehouse guarded by the NSA with shoot to kill orders.
The game will feature all three of Indy’s adventures and get the full Lego treatment we have come to love and respect. Each movie parody will have its own chapter, along with 18 levels and many familiar incidents from the movies will be included. One such memorable incident from The Lost Ark will be the face-melting moment when the Ark of the Covenant was opened and Major Toht’s face slid from his skull. Of course, in the game this shocking moment will undoubtedly be toned down and be more hilarious than gruesome. This isn’t a Manhunt game, after all.
One thing that will be different about LEGO Indiana Jones, unlike Star Wars, is that when ammo is used there will be a limit to it – so be sure to save as much as you can. Other tools/weapons at Indy’s disposal will be his whip (of course) which he will use as a weapon and a life saving device, and a spade will also be a key item as digging will not only yield weapons but bonuses as well – he is an archaeologist after all.
Remember how much Indy hated snakes? That funny bit of shtick will be prevalent throughout the game and his fear of them leaves him incapacitated and another character be it AI or player driven will have to help him out. This phobia mechanic will not just be used on Indy; other characters will have their fair share of them too. Pulling levels to open doors, building platforms to reach them and then destroying the environment is something else you can expect and the game will be even more open to exploration than the Star Wars series.
To give us a hint on how funny the game is, a scene was described which features Indy in the map room holding the Staff of Ra. Unlike the movie, when he shoves the staff into the map hole it will either catch the room on fire, or blind our hero. Too keep this sort of lighthearted feel, Traveller’s Tales has removed the Nazis and all references to them from the game and has instead replaced them with an “anonymous, genocidal, occultist, trench coat-wearing master-race”.
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is expected to be released in June. The gaming magazine Edge will have a full preview of the game in its current issue, so I am sure it will not be long before we have some screens ourselves. Therefore this gives you even more of a reason to check back with us often.