“EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!”
The toys for videogame market is about to have another entrant. After the success of Skylanders, Disney Infinity and more recently Nintendo Amiibo, Lego are throwing their creation into the mix. Lego Dimensions.
It’ll be hitting Wii U/PS4/XB1/360/PS3 for $99 (So expect similar price in EU)
From Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/9/8376101/lego-dimensions-release-date-back-to-the-future-wizard-of-oz
Following this morning’s leak, Warner Bros. Interactive today confirmed Lego Dimensions, a toys-to-life console game that hits Sept. 27 and will blend a variety of universes together including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago and Back to the Future.
More properties will be announced in the future, according to the press release. The game is in development by Travelers Tales Games and is coming to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The starter bundle will cost $99.99, according to Toys R Us.
In addition to the game, the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack 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 from DC Comics, Lego Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings 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 favorite 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 Time Machine in New Ninjago City — the creative play is endless.”
Packs planned for release in 2015 include:
A 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
A The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a Lego Wicked Witch of the West minifigure
Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.
Future expansion packs will work with the starter pack “even in the fall of next year,” according to the press release.