TT Games has confirmed that LEGO Dimensions will be supported with add-on content for at least another three years. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the developer has stated they have “no intention of stopping” when it comes to adding DLC and figurines to the latest addition of the LEGO franchise. Due to launch next week in North America and Europe, LEGO Dimensions pulls together various universes from pop culture and literature – such as Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz and Back to the Future – into one game.
For the starter pack on Wii U, LEGO fans can expect to pay anywhere between £70 and £80 for the game, which includes the toy pad, Portal bricks, three minifigures and the Batmobile. But if you want to experience the game fully, players may want to look into the various figurines launching throughout this year and 2016, with wave one arriving alongside LEGO Dimensions.
Speaking during EGX this week, TT Games’ associate producer Mark Warburton said they were satisfied with the content on offer. The game launches in North America on September 27 and in Europe on September 29.
“We have a three year plan at the moment and we’ve got no intention of stopping there. We’ve created the technology to the degree that we’re happy it meets our needs for the future. We’ve created the toy pad so that it shouldn’t need to be updated. And we can just create new level and character packs to keep expanding that.
“You can 100 per cent the game and get the Platinum trophy just from the base set. People have been playing Lego games for 10 years now, and we shouldn’t be offering anything less than that. You get the game, you get the toy pad, you get 200+ odd level bricks. We think we’re offering a lot of value with that and there’s a lot of gameplay there. There’s also a huge offering [of extra content] if you’re a fan and want to get into that we support that. But if you’re only a fan of particular thing you can only get that.”
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has uploaded an amusing teaser trailer for the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World game on multiple platforms. The teaser, which you can see in the video embedded above, is minimalism at its finest. There’s no toilet humour here, instead fans will have to make do with a LEGO T-Rex and a glass of water in classic TT Games comedy. Following four Jurassic adventures, including the latest film in the franchise due to hit cinemas June 12, the game will be available on Wii U and 3DS, amongst other platforms, in June for North America and Europe. Warner Bros has yet to specify a date, however.
TT Games has divulged new gameplay details for LEGO: The Hobbit after Warner Bros. announced the title’s release for multiple platforms this April. In an interview with Polygon, the game’s executive producer Nick Ricks spoke about a brand new gameplay mechanic which allows the dwarves of Middle-earth to team up.
Ricks emphasised the nature of team work, which sees dwarves lifting heavy objects and even stacking on top of one another to access an out-of-reach platform, saying that it was a “really important” moment to capture in the game.
“We thought that was a really important, emotional moment throughout all the films which we naturally wanted to capture. The fact they they do combine and work together seemed fit for the idea of Lego play. You combine bricks, you build things together. They seemed like a natural fit.”
With LEGO: The Hobbit focusing on the first two films, many fans wondered if extra content would be provided for the third film. It’s certainly something TT Games has considered with Ricks issuing the following tease below.
“At the moment we’re completely focused on making Lego The Hobbit the best it can be. We know there’s another film coming out, and we’ve got very excit[ing] plans about that, but I’m afraid there’s nothing I can say today.”
The new trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes
has just landed, and it promises some of the usual comic book comedy from TT Games. It’s certainly going to be a week of madness during E3, but let’s hope the Hulk doesn’t come to the party by showing his true colours. Lego Marvel Super Heroes will be available this fall on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC.
LEGO is about to get a spritz of feminine couture in TT Games’ new title announced for the Nintendo 3DS and DS. LEGO Friends is based on the building set collection of toys, which was launched in 2012, and has proved very popular for the younger generation of girls.
LEGO Friends, based in the tranquil area of Heartlake City, will allow players to explore their unique sense of style, dance until their feet drop off and take pictures with the 3DS camera at the studio, as well as focus on building relationships with their group of friends. And even if you’re a bit of a tomboy, LEGO Friends has got you covered, as you can have a kick-around at football practice.
TT Games Managing Director Tom Stone said in support of the title:
“We are very proud to welcome even more girls into the world of LEGO videogames with a title based on the best-selling LEGO Friends line. LEGO Friends allows players to build personal fun adventure while expressing their individual style and personality along the way.”
The game is set for release this Autumn. Is it good news that the LEGO franchise is expanding to another audience? Let us know your thoughts below.
With the success of LEGO City Undercover on the Wii U, LEGO fans may be itching to play a new IP by this summer and that’s where LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey enters. Set in a fantasy world sporting eight animal tribes, foes battle it out to claim control of ‘Chi’ – a powerful element which is a both a source of life and ultimate destruction. In Laval’s Journey, you play as a warrior (Laval) and, along with a band of allies, must fight for justice in Chima.
So far, details are scarce on the action-adventure game developed by TT Games, but it’s set to release for both the Nintendo 3DS and DS in the coming summer months. Will you be adding it to your collection?
I’ve received a number of emails this afternoon from disgruntled people who pre-ordered a copy of LEGO City: Undercover which was meant to be released today in North America. Several people who contacted GameStop have been told that the game won’t be in stock until Wednesday, March 20th. It’s thought that a shipping error is to blame. Did you get your copy of LEGO City: Undercover today?