Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Travelers Tales Games have announced its entry into the toys-to-life category of games with Lego Dimensions, which will blend a variety of Lego universes together, including The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, and Back to the Future with more to be announced in the future.
The Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will include a Lego Toy Pad that will allow players to transport their special Lego minifigures and objects into the game, the Lego Gateway, three Lego Minifigures, which includes Lego Batman, Lego Gandalf, and Wyldestyle, and a Lego Batmobile.
In addition to the starter pack, Lego Dimensions will offer additional expansion packs that will include level packs, team packs, and fun packs that will feature new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets. These expansion packs will offer new game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. The packs WBIE plans to release this year includes a Back to the Future Level Pack that includes a Lego Marty McFly minifigure, two DC Comics Fun Packs that include Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, and three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with a Lego Gollum, Lego Gimli, and Lego Legolas minifigures, among others. Additional packs will be announced in the months leading to Lego Dimensions’ launch.
Lego Dimensions will be headed to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U on September 27 with its starter bundle retailing for $99.99.
It was only a matter of time until WBIE jumped into the toys-to-life waters as their Lego games have been consistant hits over the past few years. Just last year, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham really impressed us with how expansive the game felt compared to previous Lego Batman games, and now that Lego Dimensions will allow us to play across a wide variety of Lego Universes, we look forward to becoming toy hunters once again this holiday season.
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Looks pretty cool. $99 is a bit high for a starter kit though. I'm sure the kids will love it.
I hope this doesn't replace normal Lego console games. It's fine as an addition but honestly it sounds very premium priced and I'm not sure I want to go down that rabbit hole with another ecosystem.