Four Reasons To Get Excited For Lego Dimensions

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Four Reasons To Get Excited For Lego Dimensions

One of the best parts of playing with Lego is the lack of boundaries. You can spend your time trying to recreate the set on the box or use your imagination and build something completely different. Sometimes it's a mix of the two and you add your own mark to it. Either way, Lego has always encouraged creativity, never establishing a right or wrong way to play with them. That's why we often see children mix and match their playsets, combining the likes of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Lego to create a new and exciting world.

This idea is the driving force behind Lego Dimensions. What if you didn't have boundaries between any franchise and its world, allowing even the most unlikely licenses to collide? How would it be to see Batman following the yellow brick road? Traveller's Tales (TT Games) takes on this interesting possibility in one of its most ambitious projects to date: Lego Dimensions, which features 14 different licenses.

We got hands-on time with the game at a recent Warner Bros. press event in Santa Monica. From the great humor to the nostalgic franchises to its tried-and-true gameplay, Lego Dimensions feels like a combination of everything Lego has done well in recent years. Here are some reasons why we're excited for it.

Every Vehicle In Lego Dimensions Has Three Different Models You Can Build

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Every Vehicle In Lego Dimensions Has Three Different Models You Can Build

This wouldn't be a Lego game without some serious building. That also pertains to your vehicles in Lego Dimensions. Every model can be built into three different versions.

As noted in our recent hands-on preview, from the DeLorean to the Batmobile, you can transform all the iconic vehicles into different forms by rebuilding them.

The picture below gives you a glimpse into this; the Cyber-Guard can turn from a towering man of machinery to a destructor on all fours to a blinding laser walker . 

Learn More About The Story Of Yuji Naka And Zin Hasegawa's Upcoming Title

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Learn More About The Story Of Yuji Naka And Zin Hasegawa's Upcoming Title

NIS America has revealed new information surrounding Rodea the Sky Soldier, the upcoming title from Yuji Naka, the man behind the original Sonic games, and Zin Hasegawa, who is best known for his work on the Fatal Frame series. In the newest batch of information, players can learn a little more about the story and characters in this speedy adventure.

The story takes place 1,000 years following an attempted invasion of Garuda, a floating kingdom, by Naga, a technologically advanced earthbound empire. Princess Cecilia, the daughter of the ruler of Naga, attempted to escape Garuda during the invasion, but she was trapped. In response, she entrusted Rodea, her robotic bodyguard, with half of the Key of Time, an item that is important to the success of Naga's invasion of Garuda. Princess Cecilia uses the power of her remaining half of the Key to teleport away, making Naga's invasion unsuccessful.

As the years passed, the historical significance of the invasion by Naga was written off, but when a girl named Ion in a small village in Garuda discovers a deactivated Rodea, the adventure begins. Rodea is reactivated by Ion, only to remember nothing outside of his last mission to save Garuda and the face of Princess Cecilia, who Ion happens to look like.

New Developer Diary Dives Into The Majestic Score Of King's Quest

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Developer The Odd Gentlemen is back to discuss how important striking the right note is with the musical score for the upcoming King's Quest reboot.

In the latest developer diary for King's Quest, composer David Stanton reminisces about how important the soundtrack was for the original series, and how the team hopes to adapt those feelings for the themes in the reboot. You'll also get a sneak peek listen to Graham's musical theme.

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Hand-Painted Not-So-Endless Runner EarthNight Gets New Trailer, Release Window

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Last year at E3, Cleaversoft introduced its not-so-endless runner, EarthNight. The beautiful hand-painted art gave us a look at the world from atop the backs of dragons.

The title was originally scheduled for release this year on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Unfortunately, the team is looking at a 2016 release now.

However, we do get another trailer and a better understanding of how EarthNight works. Players will alternate between a free-fall segment and running along a dragons' backs as they endeavor to reach the surface, representing the final level, EarthNight.

WB Games Latest To Use Steam Early Access As Lego Worlds Joins Program

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WB Games announced today the arrival of Lego Worlds on Steam's Early Access platform. The game is touted as a "limitless collection of procedurally generated worlds," bringing Minecraft and Lego one step closer to becoming a singularity. 

Tt Games, which is also developing two standard Lego titles and the upcoming Lego Dimensions toys-to-life game, is also working on this new title. Early Access players can unlock digital representations of some of Lego's physical building sets. More are planned in the future.

Lego Worlds will eventually support multiplayer and sharing features, though those are not available yet. WB Games anticipates the title remaining in Early Access until early 2016, at which time it will finalize a release candidate.

2K's Advent Future Revealed As PC-Only XCOM 2

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2K's Advent Future Revealed As PC-Only XCOM 2

Sorry console fans, it looks like you're not going to be fighting against the Advent forces. XCOM 2 was announced today exclusively for PC, picking up 20 years after the conclusion of Enemy Within.

We lost. The aliens have created an oppressive society under the guise of a better life for all humans (the source of the recent Advent Future teaser site). XCOM is now on the offensive, working from the shadows. 

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Lara Tumbles Down A Mountain In New Rise Of The Tomb Raider Trailer

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Lara Tumbles Down A Mountain In New Rise Of The Tomb Raider Trailer

If there's one thing I remember from playing Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot in 2013, it's the falling. Lara Croft and gravity have a difficult relationship, and it seems that will continue in the sequel coming this holiday.

The trailer below seems to have slipped out early, with French subtitles on an unofficial channel. If you're itching to see it without the text at the bottom, we'll update this story should Square Enix release it in North America.

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Lara Croft Does Her Best Temple Run Impression In Relic Run On Mobile

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Square Enix has released an exclusive mobile Tomb Raider title, and it will be familiar to anyone who has played Temple Run.

With the jungle aesthetic and endless runner mechanics, the comparisons to Temple Run are hard to ignore, but the game does add quite a few wrinkles. The game has a story with Lara searching for her partner Carter Bell (who appeared in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris) and as her doing more than just running, jumping, and ducking. You will jump of four-wheelers periodically, perform impressive parkour feats, fire your gun at enemies, and move in slow-motion to show off impressive near-misses.

You can check out a trailer for the game below.

Now We're Cooking! Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Arrives In North America This August

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Now We're Cooking! Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Arrives In North America This August

Atlus has announced when we can expect the second of its 3DS Etrian Odyssey remakes. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is coming late this summer, but while we wait we can have a snack.

A new trailer shows off the complex cooking mode featured in the game. You'll need to find and decipher recipes for Regina to make in her cafe. Doing so will allow to order up dishes that give you buffs while adventuring.

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