Just when you thought LEGO Dimensions couldn’t get any better, it just did. If you’re unfamiliar with LD, it is a new upcoming game peripheral in the same style of Disney Infinity and Skylanders, with a unique docking station and an assortment of figurines that allow you to play different worlds and areas of the game. Only LEGO Dimension is better because the base and figures are LEGO pieces that you build. Oh, and the not so little premise of featuring pop culture characters from various genres like Back to The Future, Batman, Lord of The Rings, and Doctor Who. You can also take any character into any world. Yes! In your face Disney Infinity!
Still not convinced? Well there’s another game expansion that should interest you. At least if bustin’ Ghosts makes you feel good, that is.
A new Ghostbusters expansion pack has just been revealed, and they include LEGO versions of characters that weren’t included in the official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO set that was released awhile back, including Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
There are two different kind of expansion packs here. One is the Fun Pack and the other is the Level Pack. There are two Fun Packs, one with Slimer and a Slimer Shooter and the other with Stay Puft and one of the Terror Dogs. Meanwhile, the level pack itself comes with a mini-Ecto-1 and a ghost trap.
In addition, LEGO Dimensions also revealed a new trailer for the game, showing off the unlockable Adventure Worlds:
It sort of boggles my mind that one company can have the license to bring all these differently-owned properties together in a single product. DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, BTTF, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, and more. Even if the game itself sucks, the figures are too cool not to collect.
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 LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.
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 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.
LEGO Dimensions arrives on September 27th.