On Friday 18th November was launched in London the new Lego Dimensions wave 7.
A selected group of journalists was immersed in a secret location, in the presence of the Head of Design Arthur Parsons from TT Games, for an extreme mash-up in one epic journey across time and space with Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Gremlins, Adventure Time and Mission Impossible.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U™ system.
For the first time in any LEGO videogame, iconic entertainment brands and franchises converge in one thrilling adventure. In the game’s story, a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears and sweeps away characters from various LEGO worlds. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves on a journey through unexpected worlds, teaming up with unlikely allies on a quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.
“This is an entirely new LEGO experience where players can build the physical toys andplay with a mash-up of brands in the videogame just like they would in real life,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games. “We wanted to create a game where players can combine their favorite characters and universes and play without restrictions. They can have Scooby-Doo pilot Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet through Cloud Cuckoo Land from The LEGO Movie if they want to. Literally every character can go into any world and use any vehicle or gadget.”
“LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with innovation, an amazing range of world-class entertainment properties and ever-growing gameplay designed for longevity,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “LEGO videogames are some of the most popular in the world because fans love TT Games’ compelling gameplay mixed with humor. LEGO Dimensions builds on this legacy with a new immersive interactive experience that will evolve the toys to life category.”
Led by the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them™ Story Pack and the Sonic The Hedgehog™ Level Pack, the new packs broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customise their experience by mixing and matching favourite characters and universes with full compatibility. LEGO minifigures included in all of the wave 6-9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. Each Battle Arena has four gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six action-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) atop the LEGO Toy Pad. Players can build the Newt Scamander LEGO minifigure and help him find his escaped magical creatures in New York City and use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos. The pack will also come with a 3-in-1 Niffler which can be rebuilt into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Fans can also add the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fun Pack with a Tina Goldstein LEGO minifigure. She can cast Aguamenti to help solve puzzles and Protego to keep her safe from enemies. Players in need of rescue can build the 3-in-1 Swooping Evil which can be rebuilt into the Brutal Bloom and Crawling Creeper.
The Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack includes a complete level of Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay where players can race as the Blue Blur at lightning speeds through some of his most iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more. Players can build the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO minifigure and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape. The pack also includes a 3-in-1 Sonic Speedster which can be rebuilt into Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and a 3-in-1 The Tornado which can be rebuilt into Crabmeat and Eggcatcher.
Players wanting to bring Gremlins™ to life in LEGO Dimensions can add the Gremlins Team Pack which includes popular rivals Gizmo and Stripe LEGO minifigures. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations and Stripe uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Players can rebuild the 3-in-1 R.C. Racer vehicle into the Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion and the 3-in-1 Flash ‘n’ Finish into a Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne
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