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During their presentation at this year’s E3 conference, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the release of a new “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” demo. The Niima Outpost Demo, which is available as a free download, allows players to dive into the action alongside Rey, Finn and BB-8 as they run from the First Order and escape from Jakku.
The demo will also feature a few new features debuting in “The Force Awakens.” Players can engage in Blaster Battles with stormtroopers, explore Star Destroyer wreckage via Multi-Builds and even pilot the Millennium Falcon.
The demo is now available exclusively for PlayStation 4 players and can be downloaded via the PlayStation Store. Xbox One players will be able to access the demo via the Xbox Marketplace beginning on June 14 at 3 PM PT.
Following plenty of rumors and a last-minute leak, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced the addition of 16 new properties to LEGO Dimensions, ranging from Harry Potter and Adventure Time to Mission: Impossible and The Goonies.
The Year 2 rollout begins Sept. 27 with the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter and Adventure Time Team Packs and The A-Team Fun Pack. (Yes, The A-Team.)
“LEGO Dimensions” just got a little bigger. Thanks to the release of three new Fun Packs, Batman villain Bane, “Ghostbusters'” Slimer and Lloyd from “LEGO Ninjago” have joined the fray, complete with buildable characters, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with special in-game abilities. These three Fun Packs will conclude Wave 5, though more expansion packs are on the way.
With the Bane Fun Pack, players can activate the character’s Hazard Protection, Big Transform or Super Stealth abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies, while his 3-in-1 Drill Driver — which can be rebuilt into the Bane Dig ‘n Drill and the Bane Drill ‘n Blast — boosts gameplay and enables in-game ability upgrades.
On the eve of the nationwide release of Dawn of Justice, LEGO Dimensions offers its own take on “Batman versus Superman” in this latest trailer.
With the arrival last week of the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can actually team up the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has debuted the first gameplay trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will not only retell the storylines from the blockbuster but also fill in some of the backstory.
The trailer offers a peek at some of the brand-new features, including Blaster Battles, in which players can use nearby objects and structures; Multi-Builds, in which players can use “available LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again to open up another”; and Flight Gameplay, which allows players to pilot iconic ships like the Millennium Falcon through arena-based battles and dogfights in space.
Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.
Updated (6: 14 a.m.): Warner Bros. Interactive and Lucasfilm have now officially announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The original story continues below.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is heading our way in June, according to an apparently inadvertent listing on Xbox.com and a leaked trailer (below).
The news obviously shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, neither Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment nor developer TT Games had revealed the project was in the works. Expect official world later this morning, as Warner Bros. had tipped off media outlets that it would make a “massive announcement” today.
When Batman: Arkham Knight was finally re-released last week for PC, both players and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment hoped their troubles were over. Alas, that wasn’t the case.
After a four-month absence from Steam, during which the glitches the led to the game’s abrupt removal were expected to be fixed, Arkham Knight returned still broken. Seemingly conceding defeat, Warner Bros. announced over the weekend it will offer full refunds through the end of the year to anyone who purchased the PC version.
To mark the long-awaited return of Batman: Arkham Knight to Steam today, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment is showing its appreciation to patient PC players with giveaways — including free digital copies of games from the Arkham series.
Anyone who’s purchased Batman: Arkham Knight for PC prior to 11:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 16 will receive Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate in their Steam user libraries by December.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be available once more on Steam beginning Wednesday, four months after its disastrous PC launch forced Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to suspend sales.
As the publisher announced early this month, all downloadable content released for the console versions will be available for the PC edition — everything from augmented-reality challenges to story packs to skins and Batmobiles. Warner Bros. has a complete content rundown in a statement issued over the weekend.
Despite a troubled rollout that saw the rapid withdrawal of the PC edition, Batman: Arkham Knight has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide since its June 23 launch.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s fighting game Mortal Kombat X, which debuted in April, has also passed that milestone, The Wall Street Journal reports. LEGO Jurassic World, which also premiered in June, has sold about 4 million copies.
Batman: Arkham Knight is expected to be available again for PC by the end of October, nearly four months after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment suspended sales.
“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago,” the publisher said in a statement released last night. “While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase.”
Batman: Arkham Knight may have brought Rocksteady Studios’ blockbuster series to an end, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is, unsurprisingly, far from finished with the Caped Crusader.
“Batman is one of the cornerstone IPs for Warner Bros.,” Ames Kirshen, who oversees development of DC Comics games, tells the PlayStation Blog. “With the Arkham series, we were finally able to realize the full potential of the character.”
Community star Alison Brie reprises her LEGO Movie role as Unikitty in a new trailer for LEGO Dimensions that also sees Harley Quinn cheerfully stroll with the Doctor. Seriously. It’s that kind of game
Brie is joined in the voice cast of Warner Bros. Interactive’s toy-to-life game by the likes of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Pratt, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and a host of others.
No sooner did Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment trumpet the all-star voice cast for LEGO Dimensions than it’s back with the launch trailer for the franchise-spanning toy-to-life game.
Debuting on Entertainment Weekly, the trailer lays out the game’s basic premise — the evil Lord Vortech seeks to rule all the LEGO worlds — while offering a sampling of the franchises involved: The LEGO Movie, DC Comics, Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo and Ghostbusters, for starters.