If you still have sleepless nights mourning the loss of LEGO Universe
, the announcement of LEGO Minifigures Online
was like a ray of sunshine. For that portion of the audience -- and anyone else really looking forward to playing in a brick-based playground -- today's news will be even more welcome. Funcom
has opened a registration site for players interested in taking part in the game's beta
, with the first phase scheduled to start in... early November. Yes, it is
early November right now
; we told
you it was good news.
The gameplay focus will be familiar to anyone with a love of LEGO toys. Collect minifigures with unique abilities, collect bricks, and build new things to improve your abilities and learn new tricks. Cross-promotions are also planned with bagged minifigures, allowing you to jump in with your collected figures right off the bat. Go ahead and sign up for the beta
if this sounds like just your cup of brick-based play.
[Source: Funcom press release]