UPDATE: LEGO Dimensions, a new toys-to-life game set to rival Skylanders and Disney Infinity, will release on September 29 on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U, Warner Bros has announced.
Developed by TT Games, Dimensions promises to merge physical LEGO brick building with console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. Fan-favourite universes, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced, will fuse together in one title.
Available at launch will be the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack which will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman, LEGO Gandalf and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.
"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," said Jon Burton, founder and creative director, 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."
Players will be able to expand the experience through the purchase of Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs which will offer new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as new game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities.
Packs coming in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure.
Additional 2015 packs will be announced in the coming months with further packs set to launch regularly into 2016.
Warner notes that future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even late next year.
The Starter Pack is available to pre-order now priced £99.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, or £89.99 on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Level Packs are around £30, with Fun Packs priced £15.
ORIGINAL STORY: The first details on Warner Bros' upcoming toys-to-life game LEGO Dimensions have leaked online ahead of its official reveal.
Similar to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions will let players use physical toys to beam new characters into the game, with three figures - Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle - allegedly set to be included in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack.
According to the leak, the Starter Pack also includes a LEGO Toy Pad, a LEGO Batmobile vehicle and building bricks to build your own LEGO Gateway.
References to Back To The Future and LEGO Ninjago appear in the game's leaked product description, too, although it isn't yet clear how they'll fit in.
"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," reads the game's description.
"Let your creativity be your guide as you build the LEGO Gateway to adventure, journeying through unexpected worlds and teaming-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with characters you never thought you could see in a LEGO game together, using vehicles and weapons you never thought possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine? Why not?! The Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman...yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.
"The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is all you need to begin - build your base and embark on a fantastic quest. Included in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack:
- LEGO Dimensions videogame
- LEGO Toy Pad
- LEGO Gateway building bricks
- 3 LEGO minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle)
- LEGO Batmobile vehicle
The leak follows a report on VideoGamer.com last month rumouring LEGO Dimensions. An official announcement is expected later today.
VideoGamer.com has contacted Warner Bros for comment.
Source: Warner Bros. reddit.com