Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lego Dimensions, the trailers

The latest trailer for the forthcoming toy-to-life video game, Lego Dimensions, is out, and as I've yet to post about said game, I thought I'd play catch up and look at all the trailers so far.

If you've somehow missed news of the game, Lego Dimensions will bring together a host of Lego themes, both original Lego creations and numerous licensed properties (some making their Lego debut), in a single video game, allowing characters and vehicles from different Lego worlds to interact.

The core of the game is the toy pad, which allows different characters and vehicles into the game. The starter pack (available on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, X-Box 360, X-Box One, and WiiU) includes the toy pad, plus Batman (DC Comics), Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), and Wyldstyle (The Lego Movie), as well as the batmobile.

Additional characters, vehicles, gadgets, and game content will then be available as separate expansions, in the form of level packs, which include new levels in the game, plus a new character and vehicle/gadget. Other expansions will just add extra characters and vehicles/gadgets; either team packs, which contain two characters and two vehicles/gadgets, or fun packs, which add one extra character and vehicle/gadget.

To kick off promotion of the game Lego released a couple of rather cinematic trailers, focusing on the drama and scope of the licenses involved (continue after the jump to watch them all).

The second trailer featured Christopher Lloyd (aka Doc. Brown from Back to the Future). Great scott!

There's also a hint of the scope of the game in the blurb:
There is an ancient planet at the center of the LEGO Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO civilization. Some have agreed. Others have rebelled. And only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO heroes can stop him.

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex. As they journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations in search of their friends, they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO humanity.
More recent trailers have focused on the unique game play features, for instance the ability to rebuild any vehicle/gadget into three different forms, to allow different in-game uses.

Here are the rebuilds for the first few vehicles available in early expansions packs:

Finally the most recent railer, focused on Portal, reveals how the toy pad itself is a controller in the game, allowing a variety of different play features, including opening wormholes and changing scale:

Check back soon for a look at all the expansions so far released!


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  5. Wow, the concept of Lego Dimensions bringing together various Lego themes into a single video game is absolutely fascinating! I've always been a fan of Lego, and seeing characters from different Lego worlds interacting is a dream come true. The cinematic trailers truly capture the essence and drama of the licenses involved. I'm particularly excited about the Portal features and how the toy pad itself becomes a controller in the game. On a side note, I've been working on a research paper about the evolution of video games, and I stumbled upon do my essay for me fast that offers assistance in writing. Has anyone tried it for their academic needs? Would love to get some feedback!