Nightly News Roundup 05.08.2012

Legend of Zelda-themed Lego, Adventure Time release window, and EA’s CEO announces spending plans for Wii U games.

By Joseph Nelson. Posted 05/08/2012 16:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Zelda Lego?

Last year, an idea was submitted to Lego Cuusoo by Michael Inglis, displaying the appeal of a Legend of Zelda themed Lego range. Lego Cuusoo is a site that enables user submitted concepts for Lego sets to gain publicity and support, and eventually if enough support is gained, the idea will be officially reviewed by Lego. This is the same process by which the recent Lego Mincraft sets were produced, and Inglis’ Zelda concept reached its 10,000 target, meaning that the brains behind the popular building toy will now see and assess the feasibility of such a project.

Obviously, just because the idea is being reviewed, this does not mean that it is guaranteed to see the light of day, but the concept art created by Inglis is indeed promising and shows that this concept could work in real life; and of course, the Zelda franchise is hardly short of fans (and therefore prospective buyers of the set) or potential sources of inspiration, is it?

Ganondorf, Link, and Zelda Lego Minifigure concepts

Source: gamesradar

What time is it…?

Yes, that’s right, it’s Adventure Time! The DS adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network show Adventure Time has finally been officially confirmed, subtitled Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!. The show chronicles the weird and wonderful adventures of Finn, and his magical talking dog, Jake, along with various other odd characters living in the Land of Ooo.

The show, having a wider cast of supporting characters than most shows of its kind, features several Princesses, all who are subject to regular kidnappings by the evil/lonely Ice King, who just wants somebody to love. The game, developed by Wayforward Technologies and D3Publisher (with a “late fall” release), will tell the story of Finn and Jake’s quest to relinquish their trash from the Ice King, who is using it to construct a Garbage Princess. If that sounds weird, just go watch the show, and you’ll realise it’s just a normal day.

Adventure Time with Finn and Jake

Source: nintendolife

EA reveals budget for Wii U development

CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello announced in a conference call with investors the planned budget the company is putting into games for Wii U and other fourth-generation consoles at $80 million. He addressed Wii U (along with PS4 and Xbox 720) as key in the future of EA’s business strategy. This massive investment seems to disprove worries amongst the industry about the threat of mobile gaming to the ‘Big Three’, along with his own statement that he doesn’t see the console gaming industry as being threatened for a long time.

Source: TG Daily

That’s all the news for today. Are you looking forward to Adventure Time: The Game? Do you want to play with Zelda LEGO a little bit too much? Let us know in the comments!

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