Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed that the LEGO Toy Pad, which comes with the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, will be an interactive part of the LEGO Dimensions gameplay experience functioning as an additional game controller giving players a unique way to interact with the toys and game throughout the experience. The videos below will demonstrate how the Toy Pad & Chell gameplay work in the Portal 2 Level Pack, although of course everything is inter-changeable to work with each other in all Level Packs.
Watch the LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad Functionality Trailer:
The innovative LEGO Toy Pad – which allows any combination of seven characters, vehicles and gadgets to be simultaneously brought into the game at one time – features three distinct areas of RGB light technology that produce a broad array of colours to provide hints and puzzles for the player to solve.
SHIFT mode is activated when characters need to use coloured vortexes in the game to avoid danger or traverse areas, the player must physically move the corresponding LEGO minifigure to the correctly coloured light section that will enable them to transport the character to the vortex of their choice.
Using SCALE, players can shrink LEGO characters down to micro-size or up to super-size by physically placing the LEGO minifigure on a distinctly colored section of the LEGO Toy Pad. By scaling the character in this manner, the player will be able to access new areas and complete puzzles placed around the level.
Additional modes of the LEGO Toy Pad – CHROMA, ELEMENTAL, and LOCATE – offer further challenges that require a level of interaction between physical and digital play never before seen in the toys to life category.
MUST-SEE! Watch a 17-minutes-long on-stage demonstration of the Portal 2 Level Pack:
You can look forward to Level-, Team- & Fun Packs from 14 announced famous franchises, namely The Simpsons, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Portal, Jurassic World, Midway Arcade, LEGO Chima and Scooby Doo! These fan favourite worlds, most of which have never before been in a LEGO videogame, will converge with the previously announced DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago and Back to the Future worlds in one thrilling adventure playable with the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment also revealed the Portal Level Pack comes with a LEGO Chell minifigure, a The Simpsons Level Pack with a LEGO Homer Simpson minifigure and The Simpsons Fun Packs with LEGO Bart Simpson and LEGO Krusty the Clown minifigures, plus a Jurassic World Team pack with LEGO Owen and LEGO ACU trooper minifigures.
Launching September 29th 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii U systems.