In the past few days, TT Games has been releasing images and videos as well as content of some of the upcoming IPs that will be included in year 2 of LEGO Dimensions at E3 2016. In yesterday’s livestream at E3 2016, they showed off some more of images.
If you didn’t see the official announcement last week, there are 16 new IPs that will be coming to LEGO Dimensions including: Adventure Time, Mission: Impossible, The A-Team, Ghostbusters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The LEGO Batman Movie, Harry Potter, The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Like with the previous year, the expansion packs will be coming in a number of waves starting in September, November, January, and March.
One of the main things the’ve highlighted is the new Battle Arenas feature which is a competitive gameplay that consists of up to four players. All of the the upcoming and previous characters will be able to be used in the Battle Arenas which themselves have four game modes including Capture the Flag.
News about the year 2 content of LEGO Dimensions will continue coming out this summer as we head towards the release in September. I wouldn’t be totally surprised if TT Games makes an appearance at San Diego Comic Con next month with more reveals so stay tuned for that.
E3 2016 is still going on and TT Games is still promoting the new wave of LEGO Dimensions content. In today’s interview with IGN, Arthur Parsons has revealed that there will be a couple more Story Packs that will be coming in the the future including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as The LEGO Batman Movie.
We knew there was going to be a Fantastic Beasts pack but it’s cool that it’s a Story Pack to play out the upcoming movie. The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack was really interesting because I would’ve thought that it might be a standalone game but being part of LEGO Dimensions is neat.
Further along in the interview, Arthur also mentioned that in the Goonies pack, you can play as all the Goonies as well as Sloth. Check out the full 9-minute IGN interview below.
Earlier today over on Twitch, Arthur Parsons and James Mcloughlin from TT Games showed of some of the gameplay of the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242). The pack tells the story of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie but you can also see other franchises mixed in with it. In the demo, you can also see some other characters being used like Jake from the Adventure Time Team Pack (71206) and Stripe from a future Gremlins pack. Check out the video in the link above.
Things just got spookier in LEGO Dimensions with the all-new Ghostbusters Story Pack! Relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. Equip Abby with her Proton Blaster to activate her Charge Transfer ability to move electricity between conduits, and use her Intelligence Access ability for puzzle-solving. Ride around in the Ecto 1, then rebuild it into the Ectozer and The Perfecto for super-charged power. Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.
-Things just got spookier in LEGO Dimensions with the all-new Ghostbusters Story Pack!
-Relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay.
-Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.
E3 2016 is going on all week and LEGO Dimensions. has shown off some of the new content that will be coming out later this year. The main thing was shown off was the Battle Arena. The demo shown was sort of a Capture the Flag mode featuring a local 4-player split screen. There are four game modes in each Battle Arena.
Some other details that were given out for the Year 2 LEGO Dimensions content is that all of the new expansion packs will have unique Battle Arenas. All of the first year’s characters are able to be used in the Battle Arenas. Additionally, you can play as a single player if you desire and the other characters will be controlled by the computer.
The release schedule again will be in separate waves with the first being in September, then November, January, and March.
Check out some of the Battle Arenas gameplay below.
The demo for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game is now available for download for the PlayStation 4. The stage is called “Niima Outpost” and it lets you play though the stage on Jakku where Finn meets up with Rey and BB-8. It looks like it’s only available for the PS4 at this time.
Engage in Blaster Battles with Stormtroopers, use Multi-Builds to race through Niima Outpost, and dogfight with TIE Fighters through derelict Imperial Star Destroyers in the Millennium Falcon before escaping Jakku!
The official E3 2016 trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shown at the Sony conference and you can watch it below.
LEGO Worlds has just announced at E3 there are new updates coming to the game with the main feature being multiplayer. Read up on the updates and check the E3 trailer below.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE LEGO® WORLDS ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Players Can Explore, Discover and Create Together
Burbank, Calif. – June 13, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group announced today that LEGO® Worlds, the LEGO play experience made entirely of digital LEGO bricks, is adding online multiplayer. The new online multiplayer functionality allows two players to explore each other’s worlds together, create together, and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves. LEGO Worlds is currently available for PC through STEAM Early Access.
“Building and playing with friends is at the core of LEGO play and we’re excited to bring online multiplayer into LEGO Worlds,” said Jonathan Smith, Head of Production, TT Games. “The online multiplayer experience offers unlimited possibilities for players to explore one another’s worlds, build and share creations, and just have fun together.”
“We are very pleased to see how LEGO Worlds has grown after a year in Early Access,” Says Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “It’s a fantastic way to engage with LEGO play digitally, and we are excited for the added social component that online multiplayer will bring to the gaming community.”
Developed by TT Games, LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks where players create anything they can imagine. Entire worlds and creations are brought to life with characters and creatures that interact with each other as well as the player in unexpected ways. From cowboys riding giraffes to vampires scaring polar bears, to steamrollers, racing cars, and colossal digging machines, there are always interesting and exciting ways for players to explore the vast worlds. Go on a quest for a king, protect a farmer from a zombie invasion or build a home for a caveman, there are always new things to uncover as you explore each new world.
The game is in STEAM Early Access with the goal of allowing the gaming community to provide feedback for continual improvements and the integration of additional content over time. Players who want to join the Early Access experience can download the STEAM client at http://store.steampowered.com/ then visit the LEGO Worlds product page at the following link to download the game: http://store.steampowered.com/app/332310. The game is available at a reduced price of $14.99 during Early Access with a limited time offer to buy one and get one free from Monday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. PDT to Friday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. PDT. What better way to introduce a friend to LEGO Worlds and start playing together.
Well it’s finally here. The thing you’ve all been waiting for; the Grapple Gun! Oh yeah, and a First Person Camera…. AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER!!!
That’s right, starting right now, you can opt into a Beta branch on your Steam library that allows you and one of your friends on your Steam Friends list to play in each-others Worlds together for the very first time! Race, Build, Explore, Destroy, Paint, Decorate and battle across your varied landscapes and designs!
To opt-in to the Beta, you’ll need to do the following:
In the Library, right click on LEGO® Worlds and choose ‘Properties’.
From here go the Betas tab. In the drop down menu, select the ‘Beta’ option.
Allow your game to update.
Load up LEGO Worlds!
You’ll see the options for starting or joining an Online World under the Settings menu on the World Selection Screen. Simply choose ‘Start Online Game’ and then press the Green Tick so it says ‘Enabled’. Then close that box and load a World as normal. Congrats! You now host an Online Game. Any of your friends can then join the game by either using the ‘Join Game’ button in that same menu, which will open the Steam Friends list for you, or going direct to the Steam Friends list themselves. Then click on the name of your friend playing LEGO® Worlds, and press ‘Join Game’. Give it a moment to load, and then enjoy!
So what else in new in the Beta?
First Person Camera
Well, after huge demand, we have finally given the people what they wanted! A first person camera is now available under the pause options. You can also quickly cycle between camera modes by pressing ‘C’ on the keyboard, or by clicking in your left stick on your Xbox One or Dualshock 4 controllers. The camera will help those who want to explore the various depths of their Worlds caves, and offer added freedom with building too!
We’ve also added a nifty Grapple Gun! Zoom around your map in new ways as you zip from point to point with your handy grapple gun. One of our demo Worlds at E3 will actually be a Grapple Gun course, so hopefully we’ll get some fun footage of people trying it out!
New Vehicle Controls (Rotational Controls)
Another update that is hopefully well received, is a new controls setup for Vehicles. The current setup is what was referred to in our last Dev Diary (found here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/332310/discussions/0/350532536104894292/) as ‘Directional’. We’ve added a much simpler ‘Rotational’ controls setup, where movement is defined by a button press, rather than pointing in a direction. This means that on an Xbox controller for example; A is forwards and X is reverse.
Updated Biome Atmospherics & Large Scale Ambient Occlusion
Those of you that read our Dev Diaries will have seen these two aspects mentioned recently. We have added several key changes to some of the visuals within certain biomes, as well as some much needed lighting improvements. The full scope of these changes can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/332310/discussions/0/357284767255140967/
We’ve added a few of the official LEGO City Road tiles into the Brick Building tool! Set up your cities and towns road networks (and help solve the problem that is the British M6 whilst you’re at it for bonus points!)
We’ve also thrown in a couple of new quests as well for you to try out (as always though, these are for you to find!) and a couple of updates to our characters and creatures behaviours to make them feel a little more alive.
Whilst we have you, we’d all like to take the chance to thank you for what has been an incredible year. Early Access is far from over for us, but that we’ve finally managed to bring the Online Multiplayer to you is a huge boost to all of us. Over time this will evolve and many changes will come in as we hone in any of the final tweaks needed before we shift everything across the main game branch.
LEGO Dimensions has released another teaser video and this time it features Gollum with jumping at what appears to be the One Ring. Nothing too suspicious about that except the caption which says, “When it comes to rings, you don’t get in Gollum’s way. Unless you’re the new guy on the block! Find out who’s headed to Lego Dimensions this Thursday.”
If you rewatch the video, you can see the ring spin slowly similar to how the rings from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise spin. Coupled with the caption, this is hinting towards that Sonic the Hedgehog is confirmed the be part of LEGO Dimensions for Series 2. This was rumored before as expansion pack 71244. Just one more day until we see what LEGO Dimensions will be announcing!