Published on April 9th, 2015 | by Mica Rose0
LEGO Dimensions Game Announced
Worlds collide in new LEGO Dimensions Game
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced a new game: LEGO Dimensions. The first game in the LEGO series to break the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with console gameplay. It will bring the much loved worlds of LEGO fans together for one exciting entertainment experience. The game will feature the universes and characters of DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future and lots more that are yet to be announced ( my fingers crossed for Harry Potter!).
LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment will be launching on 29th September 2015 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
In addition to the game disc, the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other objects into the game, bricks and instructions to build the LEGO Gateway, and three LEGO Minifigures: Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie, Batman from DC Comics (along with the Batmobile) and Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings.
The game is inspired by the idea that when kids play with LEGO they don’t stick to the boundaries set by the instruction manuals, they think out of the box and mix all their favourite characters and universes and let their imagination run wild. Jon Burton, founder and creative director of TT Games said “For the first time in a videogame, LEGO fans can play in the virutal 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 the initial three minifigures included in the starter pack, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their gameplay with expansion packs. Collectible level packs, team packs and fun packs will offer buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as additional game content with new mission-based levels and unique in game abilities.
The first wave of packs available in 2015 will include 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. More packs will be announced in the months leading up to the launch of LEGO Dimensions, with further waves regularly released following the game and into 2016.
LEGO Dimensions offers both a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play and introduces a digital system of play with great long-term value for LEGO gaming. The initial starter pack offers endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come. Future expansion packs will also of course work with the starter pack.
Check out the official LEGO Dimensions trailer (featuring the lovely Joel McHale) and mark September 29th 2015 in your calendars!
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