Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group announced Lego Dimensions, an entertainment experience that allows the Lego brand to enter the toys to life category by merging physical brick building with interactive console gameplay. Launching September 27, the game fuses kids’ favorite licensed worlds together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, and Back to the Future. More compatible franchises will be announced later in the year.
For the first time in a Lego video game, characters from different franchises can join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own (Imagine: Batman taking on Mordor!). The Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will include the game, the Lego Toy Pad—which is the magical piece that allows players to transport minifigures and other Lego objects into the game—bricks to build the Lego Gateway, three minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle), and the Batmobile.
In addition to the three minifigure heroes included in the Starter Pack, Lego Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with expansion packs, such as Level Packs, Team Packs, and Fun Packs, which will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools, gadgets, and game content with mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. These expansion packs feature the aforementioned properties, with more assortments to be announced for the end of the year and 2016 in the months leading up to the official launch. Lego is the first company to bring construction into the toys-to-life category.
Lego Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation4, PlayStation3, and Wii U.
Check out the awesome trailer here: