Dire Wolf Digital is building a Lego Universe trading-card game

Dire Wolf Digital and NetDevil have signed an agreement that will see the creation of a LEGO Universe trading-card game, due in 2011. (The Lego Universe MMO is set to launch on October 26.) What makes this deal interesting is the potential to create products outside of just the TCG.

The agreement gives Dire Wolf Digital "a license to produce physical TCG products as well as digital products for PC, Mac and mobile devices." This could portend the TCG will come to digital spaces or it could simply refer to additional products outside of the card game -- as soon as we know something, we'll be sure to pass it along.

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The LEGO Group has entered into an agreement with Dire Wolf Digital to create a new trading card game (TCG) based on the upcoming LEGO® Universe massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG). The agreement grants a license to produce physical TCG products as well as digital products for PC, Mac and mobile devices. The TCG will release in 2011, following the October 26, 2010 launch of LEGO Universe.

"We're obviously very excited about LEGO Universe, and adding a TCG provides additional content, as well as a brand new customizable play experience," said Mark William Hansen, Senior Director, LEGO Universe. "The Dire Wolf team are experts in this space, and their passion for excellence made them a natural choice for this project."

Dire Wolf Digital is a team of industry veterans with a strong track record of success in the digital collectibles space. "Creating a game with the LEGO Group and NetDevil is an exciting opportunity, allowing us to work with a beloved brand and great business partners," said Scott Martins, president of Dire Wolf Digital. "The creativity and 'build anything' spirit of the brand and LEGO Universe fit perfectly with trading card games, where players are limited only by their imaginations."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.