Lego hopes to take down the ‘Skylanders’ & ‘Disney Infinity’ empire piece by piece
This morning, everyone’s favorite toy company revealed that the next iteration in the successful Lego video game franchise would tackle the “toys-to-life” genre. As shown in the reveal trailer below, the game will feature a myriad of different Lego universes mixed together similar to 2014’s Lego: The Movie.
Diehard Lego fans might be disappointed to know that the new video game won’t simply allow you to scan in previous sets and play. Instead, you’ll have to reinvest in new ‘Lego: Dimensions’ themed game packs – and they aren’t cheap. The “starter pack” for Dimensions will set gamers back a hefty $100. From there, Level Packs will be available from $29.99, Team Packs will be $24.99 and $14.99 for Fun Packs. Of course, if you are a long-time fan of physical Lego toys, a steep asking price isn’t unfamiliar territory at all. When ‘Dimensions’ aims for a young audience, though, it starts to feel like nickel and diming parents.
As a slight pad for the expensive expansions, publisher Warner Bros. promise that the Packs will be compatible for “years to come,” so at least parents won’t be buying reiterative editions of the same game for their children each holiday season.
When the game launches later this year, The Lego: Movie, The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, and Lego’s Ninjago franchises will all be present with more series entering the game periodically.
Gamers and Lego enthusiasts alike can play ‘Lego: Dimensions’ when it launches September 27th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and WiiU.