LEGO Dimensions – New Trailer, Screenshots and Details

Warner Bros. Interactive released a new LEGO Dimensions trailer today, in addition to a new batch of screenshots.

You can check them out below:

Besides the promotional material above, we also got a good amount of information thanks to a preview by Game Informer.

Here’s a breakdown of the details:

  • 14 different licenses have been confirmed for the game, including: Ghostbusters, Portal, Back to the Future, The Wizard of Oz, DC Comics, Scooby Doo, Doctor Who, Lego Chima, The Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons, The Lego Movie, Jurassic World, Midway Games and Lego Ninjago;
  • Warner Bros. doesnt’ want to talk about Midway Games’ representation yet;
  • There are 14 levels in total and each has four different areas;
  • TT Games wants to please children and adults;
  • DC Comics’ Batman, The Lego Movie’s Wyldstyle and The Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf star in LEGO Dimensions;
  • The three need to stop Lord Vortec, who is making the dimensions collide;
  • The game is said to contain plenty of humor;
  • When Batman steps into the Wizard of Oz world, he says “We’re not in Gotham anymore. It’s so…colorful.”;
  • When meeting the Wizard of Oz gang, Batman says “The Scarecrow… I knew it!”;
  • You can beat the full game with the Starter Pack, but extra characters, vehicles and weapons can be purchased. This opens up additional content in the levels;
  • TT Games teased that you may see ghosts flying around a level and might need the Ghostbusters to take them out;
  • You can use Scooby to dig and open up new areas;
  • Basic gameplay consists of collecting studs, building and rebuilding within the world, and switching between characters to get past obstacles remains in tact;
  • You can use Batman’s grapple hook to tear down big obstacles or drive the Batmobile to run over poppies (flowers that put characters to sleep if they’re near them);
  • When fighting the Wicked Witch of the West, throw the batarang to injure her while she flies through the air;
  • There is more emphasis on using the plastic LEGO Gateway outside of the game to avoid obstacles. For example: when the Wicked Witch casts a magic spell to lock you in position, the LEGO Gateway flashes red, save for one white safe area. physically move the figure over to it to break the spell;
  • The team didn’t want the pad to just be a spawning device;
  • Every vehicle has three different forms;
  • You need to build and rebuild vehicles throughout the adventure to get by;
  • Starter Packs: $99.99, contains Batman, Wyldstyle, Gandalf, Batmobile and Lego Gateway;
  • Level Packs: $29.99, contains an additional new mission-based game level along with a minifigure, a vehicle and a weapon;
  • Team Packs: $24.99, provide two minifigures and two vehicles or weapons, all with their own unique abilities;
  • Fun Packs: $14.99, provide a new minifigure and a vehicle or weapon.

Moreover, while speaking with GameSpot, TT Games founder and creative director Jon Burton said that Warner Bros. won’t be bringing out a new Starter Pack next year. Instead, fans can look forward to new content, likely in the form of different packs.

Burton also mentioned that there are plans to support LEGO Dimensions for the next three years.

Here’s Burton’s comment:

We absolutely see Dimensions as a platform. There’ll be no new Starter Set next year, but lots of new content that will be compatible with everything we release. We already have plans for the next three years and plenty of companies have approached us to get involved. We’ll have lots of exciting new announcements in the new year.

LEGO Dimensions is coming to Wii U on September 27 for North America and September 29 for Europe.