Great news for LEGO Dimensions fans! The game will be expanded with a whole bunch of new franchises, as well as LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs. Make sure you read the press-release below, as it explains everything you need to know about the expanded story-line and new features. I will tell you right now; it’s all very exciting. 🙂
In the trailer below you can see the amazing collection of new characters coming to the game from Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission: Impossible, Harry Potter, The A-Team, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Even More Blockbuster Franchises, All-New Battle Arenas, Bigger Adventure Worlds and the Introduction of Story Packs Offer Gamers New Ways to Play in 2016 and Beyond.
Expansion Pack Assortment Will Add 16 Fan-Favorite Universes for More Mind-Blowing Mash-ups!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group today announced the expansion of LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, with more blockbuster franchises and even bigger gameplay possibilities. New expansion packs broaden the complete selection to 30 of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customize their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility. Game features adding to the fun are all-new, four-player competitive Battle Arenas, a first for LEGO videogames, as well as Story Packs, which provide deep, story-driven gameplay around the biggest theatrical releases and include a fresh LEGO brick building experience.
LEGO Dimensions Packs based on 16 new entertainment properties will begin launching on September 30, 2016 with the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter and Adventure Time Team Packs, and The A-Team Fun Pack. Additional expansion packs based on other highly anticipated films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The LEGO Batman Movie and wildly popular properties The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released in product waves stretching into summer of next year. All expansion packs provide players with continued compatibility to use everything from waves 1-9 interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game. And no new Starter Pack is required, as all new packs will simply enhance the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack game and work with the existing LEGO Toy Pad. “We’ve built upon the existing LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We can now provide players with even more customization and mash-up opportunities, and all are compatible with the existing game and packs. Battle Arenas also introduce a fun new way for friends and family to join the action together and battle as favorite characters, which is an exciting innovation for LEGO videogames.”
“LEGO Dimensions is a significant part of our LEGO videogames portfolio, and we are excited to offer fans many more iconic entertainment franchises combined with new, enhanced ways to play,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “TT Games continues to innovate and expand the game experience, which gives players breakthrough digital and physical gameplay with an amazing amount of world-class entertainment properties connected together.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with TT Games and WBIE and bring even more characters to life through LEGO Dimensions,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “The videogame has allowed our fans to extend their LEGO play experience in a whole new way and the new expansion packs will create even more play possibilities through exciting properties.”
All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO minifigures included in the wave 6 through 9 expansion packs will come with special, golden LEGO Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Free Play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. Each Battle Arena has four different gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.
The Ghostbusters Story Pack, based on the upcoming film, will provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks that allow players to build Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant atop the LEGO Toy Pad. It will also come with a buildable Abby Yates LEGO minifigure with Proton Blaster and 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1 which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto. The pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe. And like all gold-tag minifigures purchased, Abby Yates provides access to a new themed Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena. The Ghostbusters Story Pack is just the first of this new exciting pack type, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the highly anticipated theatrical release, still to come later this year. The LEGO Dimensions packs will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Story Packs also expand the Starter Pack story with deeper gameplay. In the game’s storyline, the evil Lord Vortech has hidden portions of his powers around the LEGO Multiverse. As players progress through Story Pack levels, they can unearth and tap into Keystone Runes to use Lord Vortech’s powers against him through all-new Toy Pad modes.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.
We will likely get a lot more news on the second phase of LEGO Dimensions in the near future, but the first few packs that will be available at the end of September have already been revealed. Just like in the previous waves, LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs include one minifigure and a vehicle/gadget. LEGO Dimensions Team Packs include two minifigures and two vehicles/gadgets. LEGO Dimensions Level Packs include one minifigure, which unlocks new content within the game – including the new Battle Arenas. New additions to the line are going to be the LEGO Dimensions Story Packs, which include a minifigure, a vehicle/gadget, and a new themed LEGO Dimensions Gateway that you can use to build up your LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad. LEGO Dimensions Story Packs also unlock new story content within the game.
➡ #71242 LEGO DIMENSIONS GHOSTBUSTERS STORY PACK: Things just got spookier in LEGO Dimensions with the all-new Ghostbusters Story Pack! Relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. Equip Abby with her Proton Blaster to activate her Charge Transfer ability to move electricity between conduits, and use her Intelligence Access ability for puzzle-solving. Ride around in the Ecto 1, then rebuild it into the Ectozer and The Perfecto for super-charged power. Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.
➡ #71245 LEGO DIMENSIONS ADVENTURE TIME LEVEL PACK: Help Finn the Human on his mission to find the Enchidrion and prove to Princess Bubblegum that he’s a hero! Battle foes as you travel through the Forest of Mount Cragdor, the Dark Magician’s Brain World and more in this exclusive Adventure Time game level. Build Finn and use one of his many special swords to cut vines, grapple, and even deflect lasers! When he’s stuck and in need of a lift, add the rebuildable Jake mobile and Ancient War Elephant into the game. Rebuild the Jake mobile into Snail Dude Jake and Hover Jake, and the Ancient War Elephant into the Cosmic Squid and Psychic Submarine to blast your way through enemies and tackle trickier puzzles. Unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and challenge friends in the Pillow World Battle Arena.
➡ #71246 LEGO DIMENSIONS ADVENTURE TIME TEAM PACK: What the jug?! Lumpy Space Princess and Jake the Dog are ready to embark on an adventure in LEGO Dimensions! Get ready for fun in the Adventure Time Adventure World and Battle Arena with extra-awesome abilities like Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift. When you need to take off in a hurry, jump into Lumpy Car or have BMO give you a lift. Then rebuild Lumpy Car into Lumpy Truck and Lumpy Land Whale, and BMO into DOGMO and SNAKEMO.
➡ #71247 LEGO DIMENSIONS HARRY POTTER TEAM PACK: Bring the Wizarding World to life in LEGO Dimensions with Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Build and place the iconic duo on the LEGO Toy Pad and launch them into the multiverse. Unlock the Harry Potter Adventure World and bring the fight between good and evil into the Battle Arena. Use Harry to cast magical spells such as Leviosa, Stupify, and Expelliarmus to solve puzzles and fight off Death Eaters, or play as Lord Voldemort for access to Dark Arts spells. When travelling across the Adventure World, jump onto the Hogwarts Express or Enchanted Car, and then rebuild the vehicles into the Steam Warrior and Soaring Steam Plane, and the Shark Sub and Monstrous Mouth for special attacks and super weapons.
➡ #71248 LEGO DIMENSIONS MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE LEVEL PACK: Secret agent Ethan Hunt is being framed for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF and needs your help to find the true villain! Infiltrate your way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters and more in this thrilling game level. Build Ethan and use his Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise, and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak your way up walls. When you need a quick escape, hop onto the IMF Scrambler or IMF Sport Car, and then rebuild the vehicles into the Shock Cycle and IMF Covert Jet, and the IMF Tank and The IMF-Splorer to access a host of new super-spy abilities. Unlock the exclusive Mission: Impossible Adventure World and Battle Arena.
➡ #71251 LEGO DIMENSIONS THE A-TEAM FUN PACK: Smash your way through the LEGO multiverse with the classic action hero, B.A. Baracus. Add the A-Team’s Mohawk-sporting mechanical genius to the mash-up adventure of your favorite characters! Build and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to send him into the game with his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, or activate his special A-Team Master Build and Laser Redirect skills for those harder-to-solve puzzles. Unlock the Adventure World and Battle Arena and use B.A.’s Van to quickly get him where he’s needed most, then rebuild it into the Fool Smasher and, if B.A. can overcome his fear of flying, rebuild the vehicle again into The Pain Plane for upgraded powers in the game!
As you can see, LEGO Dimensions is continuing to be fresh and exciting for both gamers and minifigure collectors. While we are waiting for the new LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs and gaming experience, you might want to catch up on the previous waves. The packs are available at various retailers as well as directly from LEGO: LEGO DIMENSIONS AT THE ONLINE LEGO SHOP
Also, Amazon has a very helpful dedicated page just for LEGO Dimensions, where you can find all versions of the Starter Pack for different gaming systems, and all the Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs (add-on packs work with all systems). Amazon has many of the packs on sale, so you usually get a better deal, plus you can combine your purchase with non-LEGO items: LEGO DIMENSIONS ON AMAZON
So what do you think? How do you like the second year of LEGO Dimensions Packs? What do you think of the new franchises and game expansions? Do you play the game, or do you only collect the unique minifigs and accessories? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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