LEGO Dimensions promises to Break The Rules in toy-to-life category
Birthed with Skylanders and later joined by Disney Infinity and amiibo, LEGO Dimensions is the latest effort to build on the toys-to-life category’s success.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have been hard at work crafting their own take on the genre, which, for the first time in any LEGO game, will see characters from different franchises collide within worlds outside of their own.
That will launch in September, the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack containing everything that you need to get started – the LEGO Toy Pad, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, a LEGO Batmobile and three LEGO Minifigures – LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie.
Players can then expand their experience with additional Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs that provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as new mission-based levels and in-game abilities without any limitations.
Those releasing this year include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a 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, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure. There will be more announced in the run up to launch, with more arriving throughout 2016.
“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.”
LEGO Dimensions will launch on Wii U in North America on September 27th, and in Europe on September 29th.