UPDATE: all the info we have on Lego Dimensions play sets and packs is here, both the leaked stuff and the official news.
It’s always made the most sense for Lego to step into the toy and videogame crossover market, given the fact that the games have been digitising plastic for years. It turns out that it's just been waiting for the right moment. From trusted brick devs TT Games, Lego Dimensions will release on the 29th of September as the latest competitor for Skylanders and Disney Infinity.
Revealed with a buildable ‘portal’, Lego Dimensions is being launched with a starter pack of Batman, Gandalf and Lego movie star Wyldstyle and promises to let you ‘break the rules.’ In keeping with the crossover style of the Lego Movie, there will be characters spanning across the DC Comics universe, The Lord Of The Rings, Back To The Future, Ninjago and The Wizard Of Oz. Break the rules? It also might break the bank…
Tomorrow, get ready to wing it. #BreakTheRules. pic.twitter.com/1iKgN8R5xWApril 8, 2015
The starter pack will include a copy of the game, the Lego pad for character placement, a buildable Lego ‘gateway’, the three characters and a Lego Batmobile vehicle. Additional expansion packs will of course be available. Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide a slew of extra characters, tools and gadgets as well as extra levels and new abilities. TT Games has already revealed a Lord Of The Rings pack including Gollum, Gimli and Legolas as well as DC, Ninjago and Back To The Future expansions. The instant addition of a vehicle means it's not just characters we'll be wanting to purchase. There'll be a world of transport options too.
“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,” says Jon Burton founder and creative director of 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.”
Prices announced on Amazon for pre order so far are £89.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 starter packs and £99.99 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fun Packs (including one with WonderWoman and her Invisible Jet) start at £14.99 and a Back To The Future Level Pack is priced at £28.56. Compared to Skylanders Trap Team and Disney Infinity between £30-£50, this is slightly more painful on the old wallet.
Lego Dimensions will release across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Wii U on September the 29th. See the full trailer below.