Move over Skylanders and Disney Infinity, there is a new competitor in the ring. WB Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group have partnered together to bring brick building and video-gaming. Launching September 29th on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and the Wii U, the game brings together many of our favorite LEGO heroes from 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 announced.
The starter pack for the game will include the game itself, the LEGO Toy Pad, bricks to build LEGO Gateway, LEGO Batman, LEGO Gandalf and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.
There will also be various expansion packs that you can buy to add new characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as new game content.
“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.”