The deal would kick off with a soccer game released later this year to coincide with the World Cup, followed by an open-world racing game and a third game associated with a popular sports franchise.
By the looks of it, we’re finally getting closer to the first step in that plan, as a new material has surfaced on LEGO’s certification page for safety regulations.
The discovery of Lego’s slip-up is accredited to blogger 1414falconfan, who first shared the image. The image depicts a minifigure of a new character in the LEGO universe, Finnius Dash, wearing a shark in what appears to be Barcelona FC gear.
More importantly, there’s a 2K logo in the lower right corner of the package, while the Lego figure is on a soccer pitch. Considering 2K Sports still doesn’t have a soccer game despite multiple sports titles, this nearly confirms the upcoming release of its latest collaboration.
According to reports back in February, Lego wanted to collaborate with other studios and partners for their games in the future. Remembering that TT Games, which is owned by Warnes Bros, has had an exclusivity deal with Lego for more than two decades, this signals a change in direction. This mini-figure might not confirm an accompanying toy line with the new game but it could definitely serve as a promotional piece.