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!
GameSpot has released a new trailer for the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game – The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack. This DLC Pack is included with pre-orders of the Deluxe Edition of the game on Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.
The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack includes playable characters of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia in cold weather gear; Lobot and the Ugnaughts from Cloud City, and the bounty hunters of Bossk, Dengar and White Boba Fett.
The past few weeks Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released short character vignettes of some of the playable characters in the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game. So far, they have released videos of Poe Dameron, Finn, and BB-8 which shows off some of the in-game scenes and gameplay. The game also features original dialogue by the actors so it’s not just a straight-on movie port over.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game will be available in just a few short weeks on June 28 and if you get the Season Pass, you’ll be getting a lot of additional content along with the game. If you haven’t checked out what will be included, head on over to my other post.
I’m guessing WB will be continuing to release videos of more playable characters so I’ll update this post as they come out.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the details for what will be included in the Season Pass for the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game which comes out next month. If you pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition of the game, the Season Pass will be included already. Check out the full details below.
LEGO® Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass Details Announced
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced further details on the LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Season Pass, which grants players access to a variety of downloadable content (DLC), including new game levels and story-driven content, as well as additional characters from across the Star Wars ™ galaxy.
The Season Pass features three brand new Level Packs that extend the LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens adventure with exciting new content not seen in the movie. Each add-on pack will allow players to experience key events from the film in different ways, including Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base after crash landing on Jakku, the assault on Maz Kanata’s castle through the eyes of Kylo Ren and the collapse of Starkiller Base from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. The Season Pass will also include five Character Packs featuring well-known Star Wars™ heroes, villains and Droids.
The LEGO Star Wars ™: The Force Awakens Season Pass will be available for £7.99 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Steam (Windows PC). Players can also purchase each DLC Pack individually for £1.70 for Character & Vehicle Packs and £2.50 for Level Packs. As an added bonus, Season Pass holders will gain exclusive access to The Jedi Character Pack, which will be available at launch on June 28, 2016. For the timing and release of all other DLC content, keep an eye on the LEGO ® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for details.
Players can now pre-order the LEGO ® Star Wars ™: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for £57.99, which includes the main game and Season Pass, as well as early access to The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack.
A complete breakdown of the Season Pass content is included below.
Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack
· A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for BB-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet in an effort to find his way home.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle), Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle)
First Order Siege of Takodana Level Pack
· Experience the thrilling assault on Maz Kanata’s castle in a new way. Storm the shores of Takodana with Kylo Ren and the First Order in a quest to capture Rey and BB-8 to crush the Resistance forever.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo, Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
Escape from Starkiller Base Level Pack
· After crash landing on the surface of Starkiller Base, join the battle from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. With the help of a loyal astromech droid, outmaneuver the First Order to escape the planet before it explodes.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: C’ai Threnalli, Colonel Datoo, Lieutenant Rodinon, Lt Wright, R3-Z3, Assault Walker (Full-size Vehicle), Assault Walker (Microfighter Vehicle)
The Jedi Character Pack – Season Pass Exclusive / Available June 28, 2016
· Features powerful members of the Jedi Order. Available exclusively to Season Pass owners.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Jedi Interceptor (Full-size Vehicle), Jedi Interceptor (Microfighter Vehicle)
The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack
· Play as select characters from Star Wars™: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars™: Episode II – Attack of the Clone s and Star Wars™: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Anakin Skywalker (Damaged), Captain Panaka, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padm é Naberrie, Watto, Zam Wesell, Naboo Starfighter (Full-size Vehicle), Naboo Starfighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack
· Showcases the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers from the upcoming LEGO ® animated series.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Baash (Iktotchi), Graballa the Hutt, Kordi Freemaker, Naare, Raam (Iktotchi), Roger (Battle Droid), Rowan Freemaker, Zander Freemaker, Star Scavenger (Full-size Vehicle), Star Scavenger (Microfighter Vehicle)
Star Wars: Rebels Character Pack
· Play as the crew of the Ghost from the popular animated series.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Ahsoka Tano, Chopper, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Seventh Sister Inquisitor, Zeb Orrelios, Ghost (Full-size Vehicle), Ghost (Microfighter Vehicle)
The Clone Wars Character Pack
· Exciting characters from the acclaimed animated series.
· Playable characters and vehicles include: Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, Republic Gunship (Full-size Vehicle), Republic Gunship (Microfighter Vehicle)