LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs Based on The Goonies, Harry Potter, and LEGO City due in May

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectable new expansion packs for LEGO® Dimensions™, the LEGO® toy and videogame hybrid that will be available in the UK on the 12th of May 2017. The Goonies™ Level Pack, the Harry Potter™ Fun Pack and LEGO® City Fun Pack will broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands available for the game, allowing players to customise their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility. In addition, LEGO® minifigures included within each of these expansion packs come with special golden Toy Tags which unlock a free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand, as well as a Battle Arena that can be reached through Vorton. Each Battle Arena is unique to the world of the character used to unlock it and features competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players, with four exciting gameplay modes including Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!.

The Goonies™ Level Pack includes a complete level of The Goonies™ gameplay where players can help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure. Players can use Sloth’s Super Strength to smash through walls or play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle. The rebuildable One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship will sail on water and can also be built into the Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon; while the rebuildable Skeleton Organ has Sonar Smash abilities and can also be built into the Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play capabilities. Sloth provides access to a new The Goonies™ Battle Arena, and also the Adventure World where players can explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove and the Goon Docks. Once the level is complete, players will be able to replay through the game and other levels as any of the seven other Goonies™ characters to solve additional puzzles and access more collectibles in their journey through the LEGO® multiverse.

Players can extend their wizarding adventures in LEGO® Dimensions™ with the Harry Potter™ Fun Pack which includes a Hermione Granger LEGO® minifigure. She can cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places. She also allows players to unlock the Harry Potter™ Battle Arena for a competitive match, along with the Adventure World where they can explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Players can build the 3-in-1 rideable Buckbeak the Hippogriff and use its Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO® bricks, then rebuild it into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.

Players can help stop crime in the LEGO® Dimensions™ multiverse with the LEGO® City Fun Pack featuring a Chase McCain LEGO® minifigure. Chase can become a Miner to break Silver LEGO® bricks or a Fireman to use his Water Beam to put out fires. Gamers can use his LEGO® City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities. In the LEGO® City Adventure World, there are new areas to explore like Blackwell’s moon base and the LEGO® City Police Department. Players can also compete with up to three of their friends in the LEGO® City Battle Arena. Additionally, Chase’s 3-in-1 Police Helicopter can be built to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plane for additional in-game abilities.


I still wonder if LEGO Dimensions will come to the Switch [perhaps in time for the holidays]?

Easily, LEGO and WB wouldn't pass up a chance for an additional stream of revenue. They just have to make the game once, as opposed to Skylanders and Disney Infinity who often opted to remake the same game several times in a generation.

Thu Feb 02 17 06:57pm
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Huh.... Looks like Chase McCain and the gang happened to settle with Nintendo and stick entirely to WB and TT Games (Nintendo previously had publishing rights to LEGO City: Undercover and the new characters made for it).

I'm honestly curious to know what happened there, I mean, I was under the assumption that Nintendo funded the game, thus, making it a perma-Nintendo exclusive, I'm gonna guess WB paid to get it in all its entirety.

That's my guess, but it begs the question, if this is what happened, is SEGA willing do the same with Bayonetta 2?

Technically Nintendo and WB teamed up (think similar to Squaresoft+Nintendo on Mario RPG). They made the game together, that specific game goes nowhere. In tandem, Chase and gang, along with the Undercover universe, are technically owned by Nintendo (like Geno and Mallow are Square's), so WB and TT Games cannot make the game without Nintendo (like Geno and mallow cannot appear in other games without Nintendo). Likewise, Nintendo cannot do anything with Undercover cause it's set in the LEGO universe (similar to why Nintendo cannot use the world Mario RPG, nor its name, by themselves). So reality is, the games cannot be done without both sides involved. WB could still make LEGO City games, just not Undercover universe, technically.

So my guesstimate is that LEGO and WB came to an agreement to garner the characters and the Universe from Nintendo, so they can use them in the future with a namesake that has been already founded. The original game was involved with Nintendo so I doubt the game itself is going anywhere, just the genuine universe.

And there's the only thing LEGO Dimensions-related I really want, May can't come soon enough to get my Chase McCain.


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