Though the add-on pricing and overall cost for collectors can make adults cry when they think about LEGO Dimensions, Warner Bros. and TT Fusion have lived up to the promise that the game would be a 'platform' in its own right. Resisting the urge to release a direct 'sequel' so far, we've had continual updates and new packs to bring more and more content to the game.
That's going to continue into 2017, with the announcement of a few new sets due to arrive on 10th February next year. The most notable is The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, which will allow you to play through that film's story; presumably this will take the place of a standalone game. You can see some blurb and PR images below.
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.
There'll also be another Batman fun pack that unlocks "The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World and Battle Arena".
In particularly exciting news for Nintendo Life editorial director Damien McFerran, a Knight Rider fun pack will unlock the iconic (and transformable) K.I.T.T. as well as a Knight Rider Adventure World. Presumably because a LEGO Hoff is what the world wants, the assets for these announcements showed him off more than anything else.
Our chums over at Family Gamer TV have also taken a look at these details.
So there you have it, are you planning to buy any of these packs in early 2017?