Update: And now there's a leaked trailer from a retailer to boot.
Original Story: WB Games and the LEGO company have cooked up a new video game that clearly looks to compete with other NFC enabled titles like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. LEGO Dimensions has leaked ahead of its announcement, and it features all sorts of stuff that will likely make nerds and kids jump for joy.
The boxart for the Starter Pack that you see above came from Reddit as just2good dropped the thread in /r/LEGO. Inside that thread, the Redditor presented what we assume is the copy-paste of the incoming description.
When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO® worlds, different characters from DC Comics™, Lord of the Rings™ and the LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman™, Gandalf™ and Wyldstyle™ bravely jump into the vortex to rescue their friends and fight to save all of LEGO humanity.
Let your creativity be your guide as you build the LEGO Gateway to adventure, journeying through unexpected worlds and teaming-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with characters you never thought you could see in a LEGO game together, using vehicles and weapons you never thought possible. LEGO Bad Cop™ driving the DeLorean Time Machineâ¦why not?! The Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman™…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.
The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is all you need to begin – build your base and embark on a fantastic quest. Included in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack:
- LEGO Dimensions videogame
- LEGO Toy Pad
- LEGO Gateway building bricks
- 3 LEGO minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle)
- LEGO Batmobile vehicle
It looks like the Toy Pad will read the building bricks, and I imagine LEGO will release a ton of add-ons down the line that feature NFC chips.
With the LEGO brand alone, this physical toy/video game combination could be huge. I already know my kid will go nuts if he sees this, and I imagine a lot of parents will say the same thing.
The Reddit thread has a link to a Toys "R" Us search result page for LEGO Dimensions. It does not indicate the launch date, but it does offer the price point and systems. The starter pack will sell for $99.99 for the Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.