Telltale Games entered a very competitive market when making “Lego Dimensions,” and it looks the developer is in for the long haul as the game currently has a three year plan for more levels and characters. This is a completely different approach from what has been seen in “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity”, which should lead to some interesting results.
Mark Warburton of TT Games told Eurogamer that the developer has plans to continuously support the game until 2018, with no plans to stop anytime soon. It will be interesting to see which characters make the cut and how many content packs are planned for the game, especially since TT Games and Warner Bros. have so many licenses to work with.
Polygon brought up the fact that “Lego Dimensions” doesn’t only have to compete with other games, but other toys as well. From the vehicles and dragons of “Skylanders” to the thousands of Amiibos from Nintendo, it’s clear that this will be a tough battle to stay in.
Thankfully for TT Games, Warner Bros. has the license to popular franchises like “Scooby Doo”, “Back to the Future”, “Portal” and “Batman”. Time will tell if “Lego Dimensions” becomes a worth competitor to this new genre of gaming, but the effort is probably appreciated by fans of the “Lego” games series.
It’s clear that TT Games and Warner Bros. know that “Lego Dimensions” is special, especially since the companies got plenty of a-list talent to voice over most of the characters. Actors like Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox and much more have joined the fray, voicing characters that they previously played in their movie roles.
The trailers for the games were also fairly impressive and humorous, getting these actors to build Lego versions of the characters they portrayed and seeing them in action. One of the more noteworthy trailers for “Lego Dimensions” was the one that featured “Scooby-Doo”, since it had been awhile since most people saw the character in animated form.
“Lego Dimensions” is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U. The first waves of add-on packs are also available and include characters from “The Simpsons”, “Back to the Future” and more. Meanwhile, additional add-on packs are coming next year.