Quickly catching up to an online link, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced LEGO Dimensions, a new video game that allows players to mix and match characters from different universes, including DC Comics, The LEGO Movie, The Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future.
Arriving Sept. 27, it's a "toy-to-life" console game, similar to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity. However, in this case, players won't purchase characters but instead LEGO sets that they'll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad.
Developed by TT Games, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The starter pack, which comes complete with the Toy Pad, bricks to build the gateway, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle minifigs and the Batmobile, is priced at $99.99.
Additional packs for 2015 include: Back to the Future level pack with a Marty McFly minifigure; LEGO Ninjago team pack with Kai and Cole; three Ninjago fun packs with Jay, Nya and Zane; two DC Comics fun packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg; three Lord of the Rings fun packs with Gollum, Gimli and Legolas; The LEGO Movie fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty; and a Wizard of Oz fun pack with the Wicked Witch of the West.
More packs will be added as the game moves closer to launch. “There will be not just a few more, but a lot more” at launch,” Jeff Junge, who oversees the LEGO franchise for Warner Bros., told The Wall Street Journal. “The ones we’re going to add are big properties, active properties." And, as the inclusion of Back to the Future indicates, not all of them will be Warner Bros. properties.