Earlier today we revealed that details of Lego’s new toys-to-life game Lego Dimensions had been leaked online, ahead of the title’s official release announcement.
Well, no sooner had we hit “publish” on our story than Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment felt compelled to do the same: bringing us a veritable brick boxful of details about a game that promises to combine the world of The Lego Movie, The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, Wizard of Oz, Lego “Ninjago,” and Back to the Future into one drool-worthy gaming package.
Check out all the details, including more photos and a couple of videos after the jump:
The game combines both real world brick-building and in-game Lego action, and will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Nintendo Wii U. Watch the explanatory video below for more details.
“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,” Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director for TT Games, said in a press release.
“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.”
Yep, sounding more and more awesome!
As well as the three mini-figs in the “Starter Pack” (Batman, Gandalf, and The Lego Movie‘s Wyldstyle), other expansion packs including “Level Packs,” “Team Packs” and “Fun Packs” will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets. These can be used interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game, with seemingly no limitations.
Packs scheduled for this year will include (deep breath) a Back to the Future “Level Pack” with Marty McFly minifigure, “Ninjago” “Team Pack” with Kai and Cole minifigures, additional “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 Gollum, Gimli and Legolas minifigures, four Lego Movie “Fun Packs” with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz “Fun Pack” with Wicked Witch of the West minifig.
Other packs will be announced later on. Take all my money, why don’t you?!