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Traveller's Tales and the Lego Group along with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment let loose a new promotional video featuring Doc Brown from the Back to the Future franchise as he takes the DeLorean for a spin around the multiverse.
The video mixes the video game with a live-action short featuring Christopher Lloyd, the original actor who portrayed Doc Brown in the popular Back to the Future movie series. You can check it out below.
The video starts off with Lloyd playing the Doc Brown character; a shot of the DoLorean makes a cameo as it's partially covered in the corner of the workshop where the Doc resides.
The Doc receives a mysterious package that opens up to reveal Lego pieces and a character of himself. He puts the pieces together and after placing the Lego version of himself on the portal, it activates and gives us a glimpse into the multiverse. From here we get to see how Doc Brown looks traveling around within the world of Lego Dimensions, the upcoming game from Traveller's Tales.
The video clips showcases various worlds that players will be able to explore as Doc Brown, with various vehicles and weapons at the disposal of players.
Lego Dimensions takes a similar cue from games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Gamers can purchase Lego character packs that come with a vehicle and a character. Plugging in the character – as showcased with the video trailer above – enables gamers to make use of that character within the game world.
If you're familiar with the Amiibo or the other games where figures can be placed onto NFC platforms to access in-game content then you'll be right at home with Lego Dimensions.
The game itself will feature crossover worlds from a number of different Warner Bros, DC Universe, Fox and MGM properties. It seems insane but it's true. In fact, some of the worlds that will be available in the game will include Jurassic World, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Lego Ninjago, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Portal 2 and even the collection of Midway arcade games.
The last of the group may not make a lot of sense to some people but after Midway dissolved Warner Bros., picked up the properties and took hold of them. However, I tend to doubt that we'll see Mortal Kombat characters in the world of Lego given that they're a little too violent for Lego. However, don't be surprised if you see games like Rampage or Gauntlet make an appearance in the Lego Dimensions universe. I also wouldn't be shocked if Spy Hunter also makes an appearance.
Anyway, fans of Back to the Future will likely enjoy seeing Doc Brown and Marty McFly making a return to form in the upcoming game for home consoles and PC. Lego Dimensions is due for release on September 27th next month. You can learn more by visiting the official website.