LEGO is joining Skylanders and Disney Infinity in the toys-to-life space with the launch of LEGO Dimensions.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have joined forces on LEGO Dimensions, a video game title that merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay.
Launching on September 29th, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favourite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago and Back to the Future.
The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include a copy of the game, the LEGO Toy Pad which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway and 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.
“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 will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U.
“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.”
Niels Jørgensen, vice president, digital games for the LEGO Group, added: “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.
“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.”
Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities.
Packs available in 2015 will 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 and two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures.
There will also be 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.
Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.
Check out the trailer for the game, as well as some stills, below: