'LEGO Battles: Ninjago' Brings Ninja And LEGOs Together At Last

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I think we're pretty much all in agreement that ninja are awesome. It's one of those simple facts, like 'water is wet' or 'dogs are whores for treats.' You know what could make them more awesome though? LEGOs! And that's where TT Games, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and 'LEGO Battles: Ninjago' come in.

The publisher announced 'LEGO Battles: Ninjago' this morning in a press release, with a spring 2011 release date planned for the Nintendo DS game. It is a sequel to the 2009 DS release 'LEGO Battles,' which is essentially a simple real-time strategy game. Reviews were generally mixed, though with a lean toward the positive side of things. That game, of course, didn't feature any of Japan's legendary silent assassins.

'Ninjago' corrects that omission and then some. The story, which involves seeking out a recovering four legendary weapons, serves up both a good and an evil campaign as well as a separate selection of Battle Mode challenges. Cameos from the previous game are promised, as is a return of the multiplayer mode seen in 'Battles.' Two of the older modes return, joined by four new ones.

A LEGO game release would be nothing without a toy tie-in, and that's happening. In addition to announcing 'Ninjago'-themed LEGO sets, the company also revealed that a 'Ninjago' world will be featured in their upcoming MMO, ' LEGO Universe .' You can learn more about the coming of 'Ninjago' on LEGO's newly launched website for the property.