In a world of Skylanders and amiibo, the latest brand to enter the interactive physical figurine front is LEGO as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO Dimensions is arguably the most ambitious project within the LEGO video game series, where physical LEGO brick building will merge with interactive console gameplay. Not only that, but many characters and environments based on the likeness of movies and original series will for the first time be able to co-exist.
“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.” Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director of TT Games said.
Touted as an all in one games set, LEGO Dimensions will ship as a Starter Pack including the LEGO Toy Pad, figurines and everything else required to import special figurines, objects and more. Booster packs and additional physical content is set to be announced and released in the coming months.
“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, humor and action of LEGO videogames now combined with the fun of LEGO minifigure and model building,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, of the LEGO Group.
LEGO Dimensions is currently slated for relase on September 27, 2015 for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U.
Source: Lego Website