While at first Lego Dimensions appeared to be yet another NFC figure game built to cash in on the success of Activision's Skylanders series, but in the months since it's been revealed to be a game built to cash in on Skylanders' success with some interesting improvements to the formula. With the concept of having to actually build all the figures and vehicles, Lego Dimensions offers enough difference from its competitors at the onset to make it appealing. Factor in the inclusion of just about every license under Lego's belt, and you've got a game that lets you team Scooby-Doo and Batman with Doctor Who, while they try to stop an invasion into Springfield. After months of lead-up, the arrival of the ultimate fan fiction mash-up game is almost here.
I don't know if you know this, but Star Wars is kind of a big deal 'round these parts. It's such a major event, we got the gang back together for a special episode of your favorite listicle video to talk about the greatest hero the Star Wars universe has ever known. No, I'm not talking about those Skywalkers. I'm talking about a man with a vision and a purpose; a man so smoooooooooth he could talk a bantha into eating its own dung. I'm talking about the one, the only, Lando Calrissian.
For some, the only good part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy was the introduction of Darth Maul. A truly fearsome looking Sith, Maul had a sick dual lightsaber and a scowl made all the more imposing by his skin pigmentation. Despite only appearing in The Phantom Menace, the character achieved tremendous popularity, in part due to how under-utilized he was in the only film he ever appeared in. While not quite attaining Boba Fett levels of fandom, Darth Maul was the character from the prequel everyone wanted to be. Like Boba Fett, Maul, too, was resurrected posthumously in order to better serve the fandom in the expanded universe. If you'd been watching The Clone Wars animated series, you'd know that Darth Maul was brought back during this trying time during the prequel timeline. Along with a branded bunch of Mandalorian warriors and his brother, Savage Opress, Maul returned late in the series to wreak more havoc on the Jedi forces and the Clone Army they commanded. Now the most feared foe returns once more in Disney Infinity 3.0's base game, Twilight of the Republic.
Poor Scooby-Doo and Shaggy; those guys can never catch a break when it comes to getting a decent meal. Maybe if they actually got paid for some of the cases Mystery, Inc. helped solve, the refrigerator in their home wouldn't be filled with cobwebs. I mean, honestly, these guys have helped bring the Black Knight, the Indian Witch Doctor, Redbeard's Ghost and the Ghost of Bigfoot to justice, to name a few. You'd think that would at least earn them enough scratch to stock the house with Scooby Snacks or Lunchables or something. Also, why are these guys always so hungry? Fortunately for the hungry heroes, a familiar friend drops some pizza and a mystery box off on Scooby's and Shaggy's doorstep. Unsure of what this glowing blue box means, the duo set to work uncovering the mystery therein. It's almost like these guys treat solving these kinds of quandaries like a job. Once completed, we see that this box was no ordinary box at all, but was actually a Lego Dimensions portal complete with minifigures of Scooby and Shaggy. Cue the theme music, boys.
Sony will join the dark side of the Force with a Star Wars-themed PlayStation 4 console that will be bundled with Disney Infinity 3.0 and Star Wars Battlefront.
This past October, Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Jade Raymond left the company after 10 years of developing and management. Now, she's opening her own studio under EA and working on Amy Hennig and Visceral's new Star Wars game.
The ragtag group of heroes opposing the Empire in Star Wars Rebels are joining the roster of Disney Infinity 3.0.
The Star Wars portion of Disney Infinity 3.0 returns to a galaxy far, far away in Rise Against the Empire, which will span Episodes IV-VI.
The upcoming mobile role-playing game, Star Wars: Uprising, will help bridge together the stories of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
We get an awesome look at The Clone Wars-inspired models for Twilight of the Republic, the prequel trilogy Star Wars game coming to Disney Infinity 3.0.