If you haven’t heard of it already Lego Dimensions is a brilliant take — and clone — of the Skylanders and Disney Infinity style games. You purchase starter kits and various toys that have an NFC chip inside them, and that allows you to interact with those toys in a virtual environment — read: video games. Essentially, it’s a collectors paradise on crack.
You’re not just collecting the toys to own them. You’re collecting the toys to add them to your game world.
Fans got a look at the instruction sheet for the Back to the Future set and realized it included a catalog with lots of info on future Dimensions sets. The catalog includes toys from Portal 2, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Scooby-Doo, Ninjago, Lord of the Rings and many more.
There are also DC comics themed sets on the way, some of which will surely be compatible with Lego Dimensions.
What Is the Lego Dimensions Video Game?
Assuming it’s a lot like Skylanders or Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions will allow you to build and create Lego themed worlds and then interact with characters within them. If that description seems broad to you, it’s because it is. Disney Infinity players can do nearly anything they want when in the game world, thanks to the unique Toy Box mode that favors full customization, personalization and exploration. It’s not a stretch to assume Lego Dimensions will feature similar mechanics and gameplay.
On the official site, the following is listed:
For the first time ever, characters from different universes join forces in worlds outside their own. A Dark Knight, a Wizard and a LEGO Master Builder traveling down the Yellow Brick Road is just the beginning.
In other words, you’ll be able to take the sets you collect and mix characters from a variety of universes in the game world. Imagine Portal’s Chell fighting alongside Krusty the Clown (Simpsons) and Unikitty from The LEGO Movie.
Sounds like a lot of fun to me!
Lego Dimensions is set to launch on September 27, 2015 on the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii-U.