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Warner Bros. Joins the Toys-to-Life Genre With LEGO Dimensions


Jason Clement

First there was Skylanders. Then came Disney Infinity. And now, gamers are in the midst of Amiibo madness. But you'll soon be able to welcome another series to the genre: LEGO Dimensions.

 

The idea behind this particular game has many different LEGO properties combining into one, such as The LEGO Movie, The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, and the LEGO Ninjago line. And like Skylanders and Disney Infinity before it, players will use a special platform peripheral to bring interactive LEGO minifigs to life on-screen.

 

LEGO Dimensions will roll out with a starter pack costing $99.99 and which includes the game, the LEGO Toy Pad (which brings characters to life), and three minifigs (Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle from the LEGO Movie). There will also be Level Packs costing $29.99, Team Packs costing $24.99, and $14.99 Fun Packs that contain a variety of interactive characters, vehicles, and gadgets.

 

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Interestingly enough, the Starter Pack will continue to work with future expansion packs, negating any need for compatibility charts, according to Warner Bros.; something that will no doubt be a huge plus for many people.

 

Compared to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions is definitely sitting at a premium price point, but no doubt Warner Bros. Interactive is looking to capitalize on LEGO's huge franchise appeal to draw people in despite the extra $20 people will be paying for the starter set.

 

You can expect to see the game hit stores this Fall on September 27 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Wii U.

 

Source: WIRED

 

Are you interested in or excited for LEGO Dimensions?

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