So before you start throwing The Doctor and Marty McFly at your TV screen in rage at the excessive expenditure you may have poured out for the different Level, Fun and Team Packs for Lego Dimensions over the last year (I may have bought a *few*) it’s actually the update of what there is to expect in Year 2 of the game – calm yourself, though there’s no promise you’ll have anything but moths flying out of your money pockets later this year.
But shooting back to last year Lego released the new Dimension format to add to their library of many other games but this time having both a physical copy of characters or vehicles to add to the Lego Multiverse. So far a number of franchises have included some interesting and, at times, hilarious gaming with many original voice actors- Stephen Merchant returning as the beloved Wheatley is far from “Annoying! Annoying” while have Chris Lloyd return from Back to Future add a truly other…dimension to the game. And Year 2 has nothing short of a plethora of other franchises set to join the fun including: WAIT! See if you can name all 16 via the VT:
16! SIXTEEN! Insanity, at least that’s what my overdraft will be saying. Currently confirmed upcoming titles include:
- Ghostbusters (2016)
- Harry Potter
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Adventure Time
- Mission: Impossible
- The A-Team
- The Lego Batman Movie
- The Goonies
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Teen Titans Go!
- Lego City Undercover
- Knight Rider
- The Powerpuff Girls
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
And here’s the thing, the mix of franchises old and new is playing on what Lego itself does best; combining the young and old; getting adults and kids to play together. I’m just wondering you we’ll be bringing the pain with Mr T aka Lawrence Tureaud or whether The Hoff will be voicing Michael Knight. They did such a good job with previous voice actors I can only hope…
With the new packs there are some extras expanding what is playable too. Firstly, a new type of pack “Story Pack” will include 6 new story missions for the related pack which may be better bang-for-your-buck than the prices of the Level Packs currently. Each of these will also give a new theme to your Portal, as physical one in fact to spruce up you TV visual area – the Ghostbuster one can be seen in the below pic. You’ve probably also noticed that all Year 2 Minifigures also have a gold base which unlocks the new game mode Battle Arena where up to 4 players can have some split-screen enjoyment of destroying each other – in a nice and colourful way!
The first of the year 2 sets are due to be released sometime this Fall (that’s Autumn/Winter to us Brits!). As long as I can say “Quit yo Jibba Jabba Fool!” to anyone while playing the game, though I do expect a lack of any expression to anyone else in the room.