Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced their answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity with a new release called LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO Dimensions is “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,” according to the publisher. As it kicks off, this new LEGO gaming project brings together several fan-favorite universes, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more.
A LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will be available at launch, which includes the LEGO Toy Pad?the device that allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game?bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle), and the Batmobile.
Warner Bros. also plans to release several expansion packs throughout 2015:
- The 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
- A The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure.
?When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favorite 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 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,? added 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.?
LEGO Dimensions is set to launch on September 27, 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U (and September 29th in Europe). The Starter Pack, mini figures, and other accessories are now up and available for pre-ordering here.