The toys-to-life genre of games has become quite crowded in recent years, with the likes of Disney Infinity and Nintendo’s amiibo coming onto the scene. That doesn’t seem to have deterred Warner Bros. Interactive though, as it prepares to release LEGO Dimensions this year with a number of accompanying, interactive toy sets.
With well known properties like Scooby Doo and Jurassic World being featured in the title, it certainly has a chance to impact the current market based on the featured IP alone. Evidently, there appear to be more tricks up developer Tt Games’ sleeve than initially thought.
As can be seen in the newest trailer for LEGO Dimensions, players will be able to construct each and every vehicle and gadget in the game in one of three different ways. The Batmobile, for instance, can take on its classic form, transform into a barrelling locomotive, or morph into a scorpion-like tank. Best of all, these transformation are accomplished by literally rebuilding the scannable LEGO creations themselves.
Through some sort of technological wizardry, Tt Games has made it possible for the game to detect how the miniature vehicles and gadgets have been constructed by fans. Admittedly, players won’t be able to generate their own trademark creations in-game, but the fact that the title requires users to rebuild real-world LEGO structures is an interesting feat to say the least.
Considering that there are already a range of iconic vehicles in-game ranging from Scooby Doo‘s Mystery Van to Back to the Future‘s DeLorean, there’s sure to be a number of different takes on recognizable forms of transportation.
With that said, it’s still unknown just how far Warner Bros. Interactive plans on pushing the series post-launch, which likely means that a number of new properties, characters, and vehicles will be joining the game in the coming months. We’ve already thought of five properties we’d love to see join LEGO Dimensions, but it’s likely that the publisher behind the game has been thinking about potential additions and locking them all down well ahead of time long before we even knew about the title.
Keeping all that in mind, there are sure to be more reveals made as LEGO Dimensions builds up to its September release, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more details on the game.
LEGO Dimensions will arrive for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on September 27, 2015 in North America and September 29, 2015 in Europe.