Warner Bros., TT Games and The LEGO Group joined forces to reveal a new venture for the LEGO gaming franchise. Titled LEGO Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. It’s basically LEGO’s take on the Disney Infinity and Skylanders franchise.
Set to release on 29th September 2015, LEGO Dimensions will release for PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and combine multiple universes together such as DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be revealed.
Characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces in order to do battle in worlds outside of their own. The Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport LEGO minifigures and objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.
“When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favourite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games. “Now for the first time in a videogame, LEGO fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world – combining everything without restrictions. Imagine putting LEGO Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the LEGO Delorean in New Ninjago City – the creative play is endless.”
“Building on TT Games’ track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category,” said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President, LEGO Franchise and TT Games, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “LEGO Dimensions will bring fans innovative and joyful gameplay with an amazing mash-up of huge brands in both the physical and digital worlds.”
“LEGO Dimensions is unlike anything that we have ever done. It further extends the LEGO play experience into the digital world with all of the characters, humour and action of LEGO videogames now combined with the fun of LEGO minifigure and model building,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TT Games to explore ways in which physical and digital LEGO play can merge in meaningful ways for children.”
Along with three minifigure heroes available in the Starter pack, LEGO Dimensions will also receive additional expansion packs. Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as additional game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. All expansion packs will be based on well-known properties.
Here’s a small sample of packs set to be available during the remainder of 2015:
- Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure
- LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures
- Three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures
- Two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures
- Three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures
- Four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters
- Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure
Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced within the next few months. Additional expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and well into 2016. The Starter Pack will provide endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come as future expansions will continue to work with the Starter Pack.