UPDATE:- The Prices for Lego Dimensions have also been announced.
The Starter Pack will retail for £89.99 ($99.99) on last-gen and £99.99 ($99.99) on current-gen. Level and Team Packs both cost £29.99 ($24.99) each, while Fun Packs cost £14.99 ($14.99).
ORIGINAL STORY:- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The Lego Group today announced Lego Dimensions, the Lego version of interactive toys that Skylanders and Disney Infinity have been taking advantage of for the past few years. Launching 29th September, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favourite universes together, 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.
You can watch the announcement trailer for Lego Dimensions below.
Lego Dimensions, developed by long term Lego game developers, TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
For the first time in any Lego videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game, the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will include the Lego Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special minifigures and other Lego objects into the game, bricks to build the Lego Gateway, three Lego Minifigures, including Batman from DC Comics, 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 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.”
“Building on TT Games’ track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, Lego Dimensions expands our Lego videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category,” said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President, Lego Franchise and TT Games, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “Lego Dimensions will bring fans innovative and joyful gameplay with an amazing mash-up of huge brands in both the physical and digital worlds.”
“Lego Dimensions is unlike anything that we have ever done. It further extends the Lego play experience into the digital world with all of the characters, humour and action of Lego videogames now combined with the fun of Lego minifigure and model building,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the Lego Group. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TT Games to explore ways in which physical and digital Lego play can merge in meaningful ways for children.”
In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, Lego Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional expansion packs. Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. All expansion packs will feature well-known properties and provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game – with no limitations.
Other themed packs that will be coming out for Lego Dimensions 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 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.
Also the press release also mentions that future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the Autumn of 2016. No compatibility chart necessary.
As soon as we hear more of other themes that will be coming to Lego Dimensions we will let you know, also talking about Lego games, the CTG Podcast will be available as audio at Midnight tonight on the site and on iTunes at the same time, where we talk about the series of Lego games that are coming and are available now, also what we would like to see be turned into a Lego game next. The live recording will be made available tomorrow at a later time on the Crave Your Game Youtube Channel