LEGO Bricktales is set to release for Nintendo Switch in October

LEGO Bricktales is set to release for Nintendo Switch in October ...

Thunderful, an Indie Developer turned publishing powerhouse, has announced the release date for the next video game based around Denmark's most famous export (well, bacon and the lovely Felix on our video team are pretty good, too). Lego Bricktales will be available on Switch and all other platforms normally available on the 12th October.

This game, which was first published back in March, is less about destroying the scenery to collect studs, but more about actually building things. And then using those things to solve puzzles across five biomes (including jungles, cities, and Medieval castles), as "you seek for inspiration to assist your grandfather restore his savincible amusement park."

From the trailer above and the screenshots below, everything seems to be pretty enjoyable. However, when the PR blurb starts mentioning how our building abilities will be put to the test by "functional physics-based puzzles like building cranes and gyrocopters," our BK: Nuts and Bolts start tingling. That massively underrated Banjo-Kazooie game was, in our opinion, before the Minecraft-fueled sandbox construction craze that would follow.

Now, whether or not Lego Bricktales is as comprehensive and enormously satisfying car-building mechanics is up for debate, and we'd guess that's likely not the focus here anyway. Despite our love for it, we always thought Nuts and Bolts might have benefitted from including some environmental construction puzzles throughout its cavernous levels.

It's certainly nice to see a Lego game that emphasizes player creativity rather than simple platforming ploys. Of course, we've had great fun with the Lego series, but as huge fans of the real-life plastic brick, we're looking for a Lego game that allows us to build stuff.

Do you think this might be the game? Perhaps we've used this article as a thinly-veiled excuse to obscenity about a Microsoft-exclusive Banjo game? Let us know below (and how dare you do).

  • Further reading: Best Switch LEGO Games