Extreme Mash-up in One Epic Journey Across Time and Space
Fans of the World’s Biggest Brands Are Going To Need a Bigger
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group
announce today’s launch of LEGO® Dimensions, the all-new
entertainment experience that allows players to expand their
imaginations beyond traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick
building and interactive console gameplay with 14 fan-favorite
universes. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for
PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox
One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U™ system.
For the first time in any LEGO videogame, 14 iconic entertainment brands
and franchises – DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO
Movie, LEGO Ninjago™, Back to the Future, The
Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo!, LEGO Legends of Chima™, Doctor
Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons,
Portal and Midway Arcade – converge in one thrilling
adventure. In the game’s story, a mysterious and powerful vortex
suddenly appears and sweeps away characters from various LEGO worlds. To
save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the
vortex and quickly find themselves on a journey through unexpected
worlds, teaming up with unlikely allies on a quest to defeat the evil
“This is an entirely new LEGO experience where players can build the
physical toys and play with a mash-up of brands in the videogame just
like they would in real life,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative
Director, TT Games. “We wanted to create a game where players can
combine their favorite characters and universes and play without
restrictions. They can have Scooby-Doo pilot Wonder Woman’s Invisible
Jet through Cloud Cuckoo Land from The LEGO Movie if they
want to. Literally every character can go into any world and use any
vehicle or gadget.”
“LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with
innovation, an amazing range of world-class entertainment properties and
ever-growing gameplay designed for longevity,” said David Haddad,
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment. “LEGO videogames are some of the most popular in the
world because fans love TT Games’ compelling gameplay mixed with humor.
LEGO Dimensions builds on this legacy with a new immersive
interactive experience that will evolve the toys to life category.”
“We are excited to introduce LEGO Dimensions, a unique gaming
experience that brings the versatility of LEGO play into the digital
world. For the first time, beloved characters from LEGO building sets
are introduced into a gaming experience where fans can mix and match
characters and universes just like they do in the playroom,” said Niels
Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “We are
thrilled to continue our close partnership with TT Games & Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment and to bring a new and different way of
digital LEGO play to children and gaming fans alike.”
The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack includes the videogame, bricks
to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, Batman, Gandalf and
Wyldstyle, plus the LEGO Batmobile, and the revolutionary LEGO Toy Pad,
which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and models
into the game, as well as direct in-game action all with the movement of
the physical toys. And just as kids have enjoyed growing their physical
brick collections with everything working together, the LEGO Dimensions
Starter Pack is the entry point for a gaming system of play that will
offer continued compatibility for the years ahead – everything bought
today and expansions added tomorrow will continue to work together. No
compatibility chart necessary!
The LEGO Toy Pad is an interactive part of the LEGO Dimensions
gameplay experience functioning as an additional game controller giving
players a unique way to interact with the toys and game throughout the
experience. The innovative LEGO Toy Pad allows any combination of seven
characters, vehicles and gadgets to be simultaneously brought into the
game. More than simply a spawning device, it features three distinct
areas of RGB light technology that produce a broad array of colors to
provide hints and puzzles for the player to solve, bringing physical and
digital play more intertwined than ever before.
Incorporating the tangible fun and creativity of LEGO brick building,
every LEGO vehicle and gadget, including the LEGO Batmobile, in LEGO Dimensions
can be physically rebuilt twice, for a total of three different objects,
each with unique in-game abilities, which add massive variety to
gameplay. And not to be over-looked, a hallmark of LEGO videogames,
two-player, local co-operative, drop-in/drop-out gameplay is also part
of LEGO Dimensions, allowing friends and family members to join
the adventure at any time.
In addition to the 14 levels found in the game’s main story, players can
also access one distinct, freeplay Adventure World for each of the 14
fan-favorite entertainment properties in the game. Each world can be
unlocked with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that
brand, providing players access to additional gameplay content and
exploration throughout some of the most iconic locations from each
brand’s universe. And just like the story levels in the game, any
character can use any vehicle or gadget in any Adventure World.
LEGO Dimensions also allows gamers to customize their experience
with expansion packs from all brands featured in the game. These highly
collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs provide new buildable
characters, vehicles, and gadgets with special in-game abilities. All
expansion packs provide gamers the opportunity to use everything
interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game.
Back to the Future, The Simpsons and Portal Level
Packs, Scooby-Doo! and Jurassic World Team Packs and DC
Comics, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Ninjago, The Lord
of the Rings, LEGO Chima and The Wizard of Oz Fun
Packs are available now as part of the wave one release of product.
Additional expansion packs will be released in the November 2015,
January, March and May 2016 product release waves.
Also launching this week is a LEGO Dimensions companion app which
provides players with a free, easy to use tool that can track personal
LEGO Dimensions expansion pack collections, create wish lists,
and provide additional information about the game and all related
products. With detailed information on the LEGO Dimensions
storyline, instructions for various gameplay features, and a listing of
the in-game abilities and release timing for each expansion pack,
players are able to use the app as a destination to expand their LEGO Dimensions
knowledge and capabilities, and to track the availability of
future expansion packs alongside their own collection. The LEGO Dimensions
companion app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices is
available for download on the App Store and Google Play™.
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Follow the weekly LEGO Dimensions YouTube series at: http://www.youtube.com/LEGODimensions
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and
PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About TT Games
TT Games (www.ttgames.com)
is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO
videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™,
LEGO® Batman™, and LEGO® Harry Potter™. Incorporating renowned UK
developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on
console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at
young gamers and their families.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with
headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA,
London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk
Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the
world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company
spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the
development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of
tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold
worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial
performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman,
Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and
MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its
content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and
interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest
English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About Middle-earth Enterprises
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises, is the holder of
worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other
rights in the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of
the Rings and The Hobbit. SZC has been producing and
licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien
works for more than 35 years. Its headquarters are located in Berkeley,
California and its website may be found at www.middleearth.com.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s
consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC
Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel. This dedicated division
is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television
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merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a
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Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture
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creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and
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of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build
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consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions
British creativity globally.
In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and
headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC.
For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review
About THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS
exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the
most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises,
recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its
record-annihilating 27th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 32 Emmy Awards, 32
Annie Awards, a 2015 People’s Choice Award, was the first animated
series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in
2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The Simpsons Movie
was a hit feature film, their mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at
Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the
addition of ‘Springfield’ and the show was honored with a Star on The
Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the “Best Show of the
20th Century” by Time Magazine, and called the “Greatest American
Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th
Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are
the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division
develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman, a
Starz Company, is the animation house.
About TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS
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lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television,
the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and
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