Parents of child gamers and rabid Batman fans, just when you thought your wallets could take a rest… the toys-to-life gaming giant LEGO Dimensions is about to add to its already galactic sized collection of content.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectable expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, that will be available on February 10, 2017.
Coinciding with the release of the upcoming film on which it’s based, The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, will provide a deep, story-driven gameplay experience with iconic DC characters in six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks that allow players to build the Bat-Computer atop the LEGO Toy Pad. The pack comes with buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures and the 3-in-1 buildable Batwing which can be rebuilt into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank. Gamers can play the complete movie and band together with Batgirl and Robin to fight off the Joker and his team of villains. Batgirl’s batarang, glide and stealth abilities can reach areas with high security access and Robin’s agility and dive skills provide sneak access. Players can also transform Robin into the Nightwing, utilize his vine cut, and deflect moves for more crime-fighting adventures. Batgirl and Robin provide access to the new The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.
As if that wasn’t enough Dark Knight, the Batman Excalibur Pack comes with a buildable Batman minifigure and a 3-in-1 buildable Bionic Steed which can be rebuilt into the Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat for additional in-game abilities. Players can use Batman’s Master Builder and Sword Switching abilities to solve puzzles and take down enemies. Batman also provides access to TheLEGO Batman Movie Adventure World and Battle Arena. The Excalibur Batman Fun Pack will release in North America first at Target.
Joining these addition to the Toys-to-life game phenomenon is Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. from the classic 80s TV series, Knight Rider, are also coming to LEGO Dimensions. Players can add the iconic duo with theKnight Rider Fun Pack featuring a buildable Michael Knight minifigure, and a rebuildable 3-in-1 K.I.T.T., that can be rebuilt into the K.I.T.T. Jet and Goliath Armored Semi for upgraded in-game powers.
Buying video games these days often means you’re paying more after the initial purchase. How often have you bought a season pass or “packs” after spending $60-100 on the actual game. Toys-to-life have a notorious rep in that same vein, but Dimensions to their credit have been on one of the only games to not release new versions every year. Whenever you’ve wanted to add something substantial to the game its been less than half the cost of a new title. We might see Dimensions 2 sometime down the road, but for now it’s safe to buy the LEGOs we love and enjoy it. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go tweet at WB to make Batman: The Animated Series LEGO packs.