Thursday 9th June 2016
Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expansion packs are coming very soon to the LEGO Dimensions video game, and you can watch the E3 trailer right here.
The wizarding world is coming to LEGO Dimensions – the video game where some of your favourite characters come together in an expansive LEGO Multiverse. It’s basically the ultimate mash-up game.
16 new worlds are coming, including a new Harry Potter expansion pack on 27 September, to be closely followed by Fantastic Beasts.
LEGO Dimensions is built around the principal of a LEGO Multiverse where characters and worlds from the likes of The Lego Movie, DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and The Simpsons co-exist and mingle. So you’ll soon be able to play as Harry Potter in a level where the Daleks are your enemy – how cool is that?!
With the addition of the Harry Potter Team Pack, you can now play as Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort in the game’s main story. The expansion pack also unlocks a Harry Potter themed Adventure World with a Battle Arena where you can challenge up to 3 friends in action-filled competitive split-screen games.
Managing director of game developers TT Games said: ‘Battle Arenas also introduce a fun new way for friends and family to join the action together and battle as favourite characters, which is an exciting innovation for LEGO video games.’
Fancy a trailer? We thought you might:
The trailer shows Harry on his broomstick helping the cast of the new Ghostbusters movie bring down Slimer, no less. The Lego Movie’s Wyldstyle shoots down Diagon Alley on a motorcycle almost knocking over Harley Quinn, Marty McFly and (eep!) Lord Voldemort. But not before E.T. helps her recreate a certain iconic moment, this time over Hogwarts.
LEGO Harry can cast an adorable LEGO version of his stag Patronus, and there’s also pretty magnificent looking Quidditch pitch-themed Battle Arena to look forward to.
Even more thrilling is the first glimpse of Newt Scamander, right at the end. Newt will star in his very own Story Pack, based on the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The trailer comes just days before the opening of this year’s E3 conference (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in L.A. where the new work-in-progress modes will be playable on the show floor.
LEGO Harry Potter will soon be able to travel to the Adventure Worlds of The Lego Batman Movie, The Goonies, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins and loads more besides. Just think of the endless mash-up possibilities.