LEGO Dimensions Announce Video Stars Batman, Gandalf, Wyldstyle, And Joel McHale

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have announced LEGO Dimensions, a new entry into the toys-to-life game genre that uses LEGO toys based on characters from several popular franchises. The game will launch September 29, with characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and other franchise that have yet to be announced.

Check out the extended announcement trailer, featuring Community star Joel McHale opening up a dimensional portal and letting Gandalf, Wyldstyle, and Batman through.

LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be released for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U.

LEGO Dimensions is the first time that a LEGO video game has allowed players to adventures with characters from multiple franchises. The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the a copy of the game, LEGO Toy Pad, allowing players to use special LEGO minifigures to bring new characters into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle , and the LEGO Batmobile.

"When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favorite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games," said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games, via press release. "Now for the first time in a videogame, LEGO fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world – combining everything without restrictions. Imagine putting LEGO Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the LEGO Delorean in New Ninjago City - the creative play is endless."

"Building on TT Games' track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category," said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President, LEGO Franchise and TT Games, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  "LEGO Dimensions will bring fans innovative and joyful gameplay with an amazing mash-up of huge brands in both the physical and digital worlds."

"LEGO Dimensions is unlike anything that we have ever done. It further extends the LEGO play experience into the digital world with all of the characters, humor and action of LEGO videogames now combined with the fun of LEGO minifigure and model building," said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. "We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TT Games to explore ways in which physical and digital LEGO play can merge in meaningful ways for children."

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Following the starter pack, further LEGO Dimensions expansion packs will be released to allow players to add new content to the game. These will include Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs with buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, and game content with mission-based levels and in-game abilities

Expansion packs expected to release in 2015 include Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure.