Lego Dimensions has proven to be a huge hit for WB Games. In addition to taking advantage of the Lego brand, the game enables players to expand their adventures with secondary packs based on films such as Back To the Future and Ghostbusters. Other properties range from TV shows to classic Midway arcade games such as Defender and Gauntlet.
The publisher recently announced that it will be extending Lego Dimensions‘ life with a second season. Instead of requiring players to purchase new versions of the game, as other toy-to-life games such as Disney Infinity have done, WB Games has opted to make new packs based on new properties available, and it’s opening the door for a number of brands to take center stage.
The Warner Bros. franchises that will benefit from the new Lego Dimensions packs over the next year include The Lego Batman Movie, which opens next year; the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which opens later this year (along with a pack for Potter fans); and older favorites such as The Goonies, Gremlins and Beetlejuice, featuring iconic characters like Gizmo and Sloth.
WB has also opened the door for other studio properties to enjoy a Lego Dimensions promotion. Sony, for example, is working alongside the developer at Travellers’ Tales to make a story pack based on its recently released Ghostbusters movie, while Paramount’s Mission: Impossible series, featuring Tom Cruise, will also be featured. The Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go will get their own add-on, along with classic Universal-produced shows like Knight Rider and The A-Team (complete with a Mr. T figurine).
Even unlikely partners will be adding characters and environments to Lego Dimensions, including Universal’s cinematic classic, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Sega’s champion mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog—although WB Games hasn’t discussed to what extent they’ll be featured.
Lego Dimensions is a franchise that welcomes all types of brands to add to its ever-expanding universe. More importantly, as a brand that has been around for 67 years, Lego is a family-friendly brand that appeals to multiple generations. It’s also one that continues to grow and with new characters based on different properties, making it the perfect way to introduce shows, games and movies from different eras to families.