LEGO has released new information on their upcoming toys-to-life game LEGO Dimensions.
Dimensions will have 14 different levels that explore LEGO-affiliated universes. The adventure will begin in Oz (of Wizard of Oz fame, not the prison) and continue through Superman’s Metropolis, Ninjago, Middle Earth, and Hill Valley, among other locations.
As we explained previously, LEGO Dimensions will have a ton of accessories including weapons, vehicles, and extra characters. These can be used in any level at any time. The Fun Packs and Team Packs provide more characters and accessories, while the Level Packs also include additional levels for the game.
So far, LEGO has revealed packs related to Ghostbusters, Portal, Doctor Who, and Scooby Doo as well as the franchises above.
The Level Packs each cost $29.99, Team Packs cost $24.99, and Fun Packs cost $14.99. The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, which will be necessary to play the game, will cost $99.99, making it the most expensive of the toys-to-life games this year. It comes out after Skylanders SuperChargers and Disney Infinity 3.0, and lacks the established fanbase of those games. However, the LEGO games are consistently popular, and the gameplay in LEGO Dimensions is expected to resemble them.
Appropriate for a LEGO game, Dimensions will have players interacting with their physical figures quite a bit. Players will be able to construct the portal on the Toy Pad, which serves as the game’s NFC reader. They can also customize vehicles depending on the demands of the gameplay.
The goal of the game is to save the LEGO Multiverse from Lord Vortech, who is opening portals between the worlds so that all the villains can be used in his dastardly schemes. Gandalf, Wyldstyle, and Batman all get pulled in to stop him from ruining everything after their sidekicks get kidnapped.
LEGO Dimensions will be released on September 29 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.