Lego’s reply to Skylanders and Amiibo arrives this September
Activision’s Skylanders franchise has been an enormous success, combining heaps of colourful toys with an evolving online game platform that gamers can simply manipulate with their private assortment. Disney and Nintendo have adopted with barely totally different takes on the toys-to-life idea, and now Lego is leaping into the fray too. The corporate is partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure and Traveller’s Tales, the writer and studio liable for a lot of the present Lego video games, to create a brand new collection referred to as Lego Dimensions.
A $ninety nine.ninety nine “Starter Pack” will launch on September twenty seventh within the US (September twenty ninth within the UK) for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U. It’s going to leverage a number of Lego themes, together with its unique creations and quite a few film tie-ins, comparable to DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and Again to the Future. Just like Disney Infinity and Activision’s Skylanders, Lego is focusing first on a “Starter Pack” which features a copy of the sport, a Lego “Toy Pad” and three particular minifigures: Gandalf, Batman and Wyldstyle from The Lego Film.
Based mostly on the field artwork, it appears gamers will have the ability to merge totally different properties in basic Lego fashion. The corporate has already confirmed a few standalone expansions for 2015, themed round Again to the Future and Lego Ninjago. They will be joined by “Enjoyable Packs” that includes different Lego-themed properties, in addition to additional expansions properly into 2016. Whereas the beloved brick-constructing firm is clearly leaping on the bandwagon right here, it is arguably one of many higher-positioned manufacturers to develop a toys-to-life platform. Our solely query is whether or not, sooner or later, the particular minifigures might be customisable. If we might construct our personal creations and import them into the sport…that may actually be one thing.