Warner Bros have announced a new game to the LEGO video games franchise, titled LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO Dimensions will feature characters from iconic franchises (such as DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future) where they come together and battle in worlds outside of their own. The game will also feature physical LEGO brick building which merges with the interactive console gameplay.
Founder and Creative Director of TT Games, John Burton mentions that “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”.
“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 Time Machine in New Ninjago City – the creative play is endless.”
LEGO Dimensions is included with a starter pack which features the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special minifigures and other objects into the game, along with bricks to build the LEGO Gateway and three 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. Further expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.
More information about LEGO Dimensions can be found on the official site. The game is set to release in Australia on 28 September 2015 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Let us know what you think of it!