E3 2016: Warner Bros. Reveal Year 2 figures for Lego Dimensions

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Warner Bros. Interactive, TT Games and The Lego Group have just announced the next wave of Lego Dimensions packs and the reveal of many iconic franchises.

Warner Bros. and TT Games announced the other day their second wave of figures for the popular entry in their lego series; Lego Dimensions. Some of the new gameplay features coming to the game through these expansion packs include Battle Arenas; An all new 4-player competitive mode which is new to the Lego series in addition to new story packs which adds brand new story levels to the already vast worlds of Lego Dimensions.

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In addition to these new gameplay features and packs; Warner Bros. announced the barrage of new franchises joining the many franchises of Lego Dimensions year 1 with the following franchises being included when year 2 starts on September 30th 2016:

  • Ghostbusters (2016) – Story Pack
  • Adventure Time – Level & Team Packs
  • Mission: Impossible – Level Pack
  • Harry Potter – Team Pack
  • The A-Team – Fun Pack

It was also announced that future franchises coming to Lego Dimensions Year 2 at a later unspecified date are:

  • Fantastic Beasts & 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
  • E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

It was also confirmed that no new starter packs would be released and all the current figures would be compatible with the new year 2 figures and level packs.

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“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.”

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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 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.

Lego Dimensions Year 2 figures will be available from September 30th 2016 from all good retailers and will require a copy of Lego Dimensions to play.

Lego Dimensions is available now from all good retailers for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One & Wii U. So what are your thoughts on this news? Are you excited to see Sonic the Hedgehog and Gremlins join the roster? What are your thoughts on Story Packs & Battle Arenas? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

 

photo3 Article by Matthew McNamee

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