Skylanders-Style LEGO Game Announced [UPDATE]
[UPDATE] Confirmed: LEGO Dimensions will include characters from Lord of the Rings, Batman, Wizard of Oz, and other popular franchises.
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[UPDATE] Warner Bros. has now officially announced LEGO Dimensions. You can watch a trailer above. The first details about the game follow below.
- Launching September 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.
- Developed by series steward Traveller's Tales.
- Will fuse together characters from many franchises, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and more to be announced later.
- The $100 Starter Pack includes Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle toys, but more minifgures are on the way, including Gollum and Gimli from The Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman, Marty McFly from Back to the Future, and The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, among others.
- In-game expansion packs will also be released alongside the new toys in 2015 and 2016.
TT Games founder and creative director Jon Burton says LEGO Dimensions will deliver "endless" creative play, as gamers will be able to mix franchises like they never could before.
“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," Burton said. “Now for the first time in a video game, 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."
The original story is below.
Piling on to previous rumors, the first details about Warner Bros.' rumored Skylanders-style LEGO game emerged today on Reddit. According to this post, the name of the game is LEGO Dimensions.
A Starter Pack will reportedly include the game, a Toy Pad (what sounds like a Portal of Power from Skylanders), three LEGO minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle), and a LEGO Batmobile car.
The game's reported official description is just the best:
"When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, and the LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex to rescue their friends and fight to save all of LEGO humanity."
Players will journey through "unexpected worlds" and partner with "unlikely allies" in their effort to defeat the nefarious Lord Vortech. The game won't be limited to Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle, as its description also references Back to the Future characters, along with Wonder Woman and Ninjago.
"Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules," reads a line from the description. This matches up with the teaser campaign that Warner Bros. has been running this week. See below.
Bear in mind that Warner Bros. has not yet officially announced LEGO Dimensions. The company has teased that some kind of announcement is coming today, April 9, so we may be getting official details soon.
Other popular "toys-to-life" games include Disney Infinity and Nintendo's Amiibo.
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