Warner extends LEGO rights for six more years

Like those LEGO games? I mean reeeeeaaaaally like those LEGO games?  Warner Bros. Interactive certainly hopes so, having renewed their partnership with TT Games to keep the stores stocked with LEGO-branded titles through 2016.

“One of the things that sets the LEGO brand apart is that it allows kids to express their creativity,” said LEGO Digital vice president Henrik Taudorf Lorensen. “We are very excited to continue to work with TT Games because they take a distinctive approach to making games creative, social and non-violent, which makes them a valuable part of the broader LEGO experience.”

If it were any other franchise (cough*Gutar Hero*cough) I’d be rolling my eyes at the ridiculous release schedule, but the LEGO games have proven consistently humorous, entertaining and above all faithful to their respective source material. Maybe this explains why the series, which includes the Star Wars, Batman and Indiana Jones games, has moved “close to 50 million units worldwide” according to the official announcement. With LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 releasing in a few short months, and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars coming later this fall, expect that number to continue climbing.

Though if Warner Bros. and TT Games really wanna raise the stakes, they’ll announce LEGO Goonies.