After much internet rumour and speculation, a listing on Walmart for some Lego Dimensions packs (that was hastily removed) has confirmed a Portal and The Simpsons level pack for Lego Dimensions. It also included listings for character packs on Scooby Doo, Jurassic World and Chima.
The news comes after many Lego fan sites have pawed over the Xbox One retail image that included the top of the box listing every character for the game, albeit in super blurry form. Family Gamer TV were quick to claim that Chell from Portal was clearly visible in this packaging (if you squinted your eyes just right and looked from an angle).
It now seems that this was more than wishful thinking and the video game gods are smiling upon us. The idea of bringing Portal video-game mechanics into a Lego game is mouth watering enough, add to that the final realisation of a physical Lego kit for Portal and this is surely the perfect storm.
The other franchises included in the Walmart listings were Scooby Doo and Jurassic World. Both of these appear to be character packs rather than levels, which would make sense due to the existence of a standalone Jurassic World game and the diminutive size of the Scooby Lego collection.
Warner has not confirmed the existence of these brands in Lego Dimensions, although the trailer included some clear hints at some of them. For instance the massive donut is surely suggesting we will see Homer as part of The Simpsons levels?
Lego Dimensions releases on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on September 29th.