App Wrap: Kids games from the E3 convention
In the fifth part of a week-long look at this year's E3 video game convention, YNN's Technology reporter Adam Balkin shows the latest titles for kids at a convention that may seem more adult oriented.
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If you're not familiar with the current state of video games, it may seem odd to you that at a giant video game convention that fills the LA Convention Center, the majority of what you see is not geared towards kids. In fact, you'd probably be considered a bad parent if you let kids anywhere near many of these titles.
That doesn't mean family friendly titles aren't here though. Disney, for one, certainly has its fair share. Its headliner, the sequel to last year's Epic Mickey. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two doesn't just include musical numbers this year but as the name implies, this time around it's multiplayer.
"You're still gonna play as Mickey but then if you have a second player who wants to jump in the second player is going to be Oswald," said James Lewis from Junction Point Studios.
Scribblenauts Unlimited takes the hit game from handhelds and finally brings it to consoles. Just like its predecessors where just about anything you can think of to write on the magic pad appears in the game, this time around you can, if possible, use even more of your imaginations with your creations.
"We're now adding adjectives on the fly so instead of just a dragon you can now make a giant, purple, spotted pregnant dragon. We also have an object editor so you can create any object from scratch using anything from our dictionary," said Brittany Aubert, from 5th Cell.
There are actually a few new Lego titles coming out that may cause kids and their parents who grew up with this stuff to do battle in the real world to see who gets first crack at it.
In Lego Batman 2: DC Superheros, you get to play as some of the other DC superheros, like Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern. Headed for the first time to the world of Lego is Lord of the Rings, complete with some firsts for a Lego title.
"For the first time what we're really excited about is we're including the theatrical dialogue from the movie spoken by the mini figures," said Nick Ricks from TT Games.
A true Lord of the Rings fan will be happy to know this one won't get broken down into three separate games but instead, this single Lego title will cover all three movies.