A new Lego collectible-toy game combining characters and worlds from DC Comics, Lords of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz and Back to The Future will arrive in late 2015. You might need to free up some space.
The Lego Dimensions reveal is the culmination of a teaser campaign from earlier this week, which had images of Batman, Gandalf and The Lego Movie's Wyldstyle tagged with "#BreaktheRules". An apparent leak this morning showed that the teasers are all about an upcoming collectible toy-based video game called Lego Dimensions.
Lego Dimensions will be coming out on September 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Word of the game hit ahead of schedule when a user on the Lego sub-Reddit shared an image and description for the game, which looks like it will follow the same collectible-toy model set up by Skylanders and Disney Infinity. If this winds up being legit, it looks like Lego Dimensions will be mashing up game characters from DC Comics, Lord of the Rings and other properties that have gotten the Lego game treatment.
The portal-like toy piece in the leaked image matches the shape of the recurring element in teasers that have gone out this week:
And here's the official trailer, which has hit now that the broken embargo is up:
Here's a few more details from the official press release:
For the first time in any LEGO video game, 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 LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO BatmanTM from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO BatmobileTM.
In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customise 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 compelling 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.
A small sample of packs available 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 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.