11:35am PT by Graeme McMillan
Meet the Bad Guy Trying to Smash 'Lego Dimensions' Together
What kind of threat could bring Gandalf, Batman and Marty McFly together? The latest trailer for Lego Dimensions introduces Lord Vortech, the big bad behind the attempt to collapse the multiverse and bring about the multiple-franchise videogame.
Quite why Vortech is trying to bring different realities together isn't quite explained in the trailer, but his attempts lead Robin and Frodo Baggins disappearing in wormholes, leading to the Dark Knight — or, as is revealed in the trailer, Dark Knights — teaming with Gandalf, The Lego Movie's Wildstyle and other familiar faces as they try to set things right.
The videogame mixes characters and concepts from a whole host of popular franchises, including Doctor Who, The Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters and The Simpsons, in addition to existing Lego properties like Ninjago, Chima and The Lego Movie. Consider it a videogame recreation of all the fantasies you had as a kid, only slightly blockier.
The game will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on Sept. 27. Watch the new trailer below.