USA Today have been given the exclusive reveal of the next phase of LEGO Dimensions. The multiplatform video game LEGO Dimensions will roll out a fresh set of characters starting September 27, including The new Ghostbusters, Harry Potter and The A-Team, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed Thursday.
The new characters — joining the current roster which includes Batman and Scooby-Doo — will hit stores as separate game packs tied to the main Dimensions game available since last September for multiple platforms including PlayStation and Xbox.
To date, Warner Bros. has sold more than 165 million Lego games, between Dimensions and a series of standalone titles featuring franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Although the company did not disclose sales figures specifically for Dimensions, Haddad says it remains a big part of their business.
“We continue to view it as a very important and sizable market and one that we and our partner Lego should be participating in,” says Haddad.
Other franchises featured in the upcoming expansion include Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Adventure Time, Goonies and Gremlins. Each franchise will launch as its own separate expansion pack.
The expansion also introduces Battle Arenas, a competitive game mode where up to four players brawl in a series of matches like Capture The Flag.
“We want more people to be able to play together,” says Jonathan Smith, head of production at Dimensions developer TT Games. “When you get toys together, we keep thinking of more fun ways to (play) with them the way you would in your bedroom.”
Instead of launching a new game every year, Dimensions will supplement 2015’s game with a host of brand expansions. The game will boast 30 entertainment properties once this expansion rolls out, and Smith says the studio is exploring plans for future releases. “We’re incredibly lucky because Lego can be anything and anything can be Lego.”