Set in a world where an evil force has created rifts between the various Lego worlds, the title effectively allows developer TT Games free reign to pick and choose from Lego's vast selection of licenses, and pull them all together in one place.
Warner Bros. has issued the following statement regarding the franchise, which will be coming to the Wii U, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One:
A small sample of packs available in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a Lego Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with Lego Gollum, Lego Gimli and Lego Legolas minifigures, four The Lego Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a Lego Wicked Witch of the West minifigure.
Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.
Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year. No compatibility chart necessary.
The game's Starter Pack contains a copy of the game, the Lego Toy Pad (for interacting with the NFC toys), three minifigures (Batman, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie), some bricks and a Lego Batmobile vehicle. The game launches on September 27th in North America and September 29th in Europe.