Lego Dimensions November 2016 Expansion packs revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive have revealed the upcoming expansion packs coming to Lego Dimensions this November.

At San Diego Comic Con this weekend; Warner Bros. Interactive officially revealed new details on the six upcoming expansion packs releasing for Lego Dimensions this November with some pretty big names leading the mix. As with the announcement at E3 it has also been confirmed that every character released as part of waves 6-9 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.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – Story Pack & Fun Pack

First up is the Story Pack for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which brings a complete movie based gameplay experience with 6 brand new levels and new Lego gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) on the lego toy pad. Players can build and play as 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. In addition to this, Players can also purchase the Fantastic Beasts fun pack which comes with a Tina Goldstein mini-figure for players to build and play as. 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.

Sonic the Hedgehog – Level Pack

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.

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Gremlins – Team Pack

Players wanting to bring Gremlins™ to life in LEGO Dimensions can add theGremlins 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.

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial – Fun Pack

The E.T.™ The Extra-Terrestrial Fun Pack includes an E.T. LEGO minifigure with Illumination and Fix-It abilities, as well as special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make his way around the LEGO multiverse.  Players can build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.

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Adventure Time – Fun Pack

Fans of “Land of Ooo” can add a Fun Pack based on Cartoon Network’s  Adventure Time™ with a Marceline the Vampire Queen LEGO minifigure. Players can activate her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and then rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster for extra in-game powers. The pack will release in the UK first at Argos.

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Lego Dimensions is available now for PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 & Xbox One. The Expansion packs listed above will be released on November 18th 2016 and will be compatible with all the consoles listed.

So what do you guys think? Are you excited to cast spells in Lego America with Newt? Will you be zooming through the Green Hill Zone with Sonic? Which is your favourite pack out of those listed? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on  Facebook,TwitterYouTube. In the meantime, Check out Sonic the Hedgehog in action in Lego Dimensions.

Article by Matthew McNamee

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