BBC One’s Doctor Who, Scooby Doo and the Ghostbusters team have been added to the line-up for LEGO Dimensions, an upcoming “entertainment experience” which merges physical brick building with interactive console gameplay.
They’ll appear alongside characters from Jurassic World, The Simpsons, Midway’s iconic arcade games and the previously announced DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, LEGO Movie, Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago and Back to the Future worlds.
For gamers who want to customise their LEGO Dimensions experience, Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs based on these fourteen brands will provide new buildable characters, vehicles and gadgets, as well as compelling game content with mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities.
All expansion packs will provide players the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game.
It was also revealed in a new trailer that every LEGO vehicle and gadget can be physically built and then rebuilt twice for a total of three different objects that do entirely different things in the digital game for massive variety.
Once players earn a building achievement, they will get in-game instructions that show them how to use the same physical LEGO bricks to rebuild vehicles and gadgets into different objects that provide all-new abilities.
For example, the LEGO vehicle bricks that come in the Starter Pack can be used to build the LEGO Batmobile that enables players to activate accelerator switches.
The Batmobile can be rebuilt and transformed into the LEGO Batblaster which adds Sonar Smash, a sonar gun that has the ability to break LEGO sonar bricks.
The vehicle can then be rebuilt again as the LEGO Sonic Batray which adds a special attack in the form of a missile barrage.
Players can fuse an upgraded vehicle to the LEGO Toy Tag, enabling them to take it and any new abilities with them to a friend’s game or wherever they’d like to play.
Launching September 29th, 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii U. Pre-order your copy today.