Following up on an initial rumor reported in January, a second piece of evidence has surfaced essentially confirming plans of an upcoming video game coinciding with the release of Disney Pixar’s highly anticipated and long-awaited sequel to the 2004 hit, The Incredibles.
Earlier this week, TheBrickFan.com reported on an image from the back of an instruction booklet for the new The Incredibles LEGO playsets, advertising The Incredibles video game for release on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
While nothing has been officially confirmed by TT Games or Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment - the developer and distributor of the impressive catalog of LEGO video games - there is reason to believe that they are once again helming the release of this potentially next LEGO title.
With no future content planned for release, LEGO Dimensions was officially axed by Warner Bros. in October 2017. This would presumably give TT Games - which is currently riding on the continued success of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - the bandwidth needed to develop a game based on The Incredibles 2, coinciding with the film’s theatrical release later this year, potentially including content from the original movie as well.
Early rumors also indicated that there were plans for another LEGO video game in development based on DC Comics characters, specifically villains, including Harley Quinn and The Joker. No news or confirmations have been revealed surrounding that rumor, however. Everything appears to point towards a focus on The Incredibles video game, which would also be the first Pixar title to become a LEGO game.
The Incredibles 2, is set to be released in theatres on June 15th, 2018. It would come as no surprise if the film’s merchandise becomes this summer’s hot-ticket buy for children and collectors alike, which would likely extend into the holiday season. While the catalog of LEGO video game titles vary in Steam user reviews (mostly trending towards the more positive side), the games are fun, and ultimately continue to be a measurable success that gamers of all ages enjoy playing. Combine that with the love that exists for The Incredibles franchise from its fanbase, and that is undoubtedly a recipe for success.