Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today that the LEGO® Toy Pad, which comes with the LEGODimensions Starter Pack, will be an interactive part of the LEGODimensions gameplay experience functioning as an additional game controller giving players a unique way to interact with the toys and game throughout the experience. 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 colors to provide hints and puzzles for the player to solve.
In a new trailer giving the first glimpse of this functionality, GLaDOS (GeneticLifeformandDiskOperatingSystem), the fictional, artificially intelligent computer system and main antagonist in thePortal video game series, puts the heroes of LEGODimensions through multiple tests that can only be solved by using the LEGO Toy Pad.
In one example, SHIFT mode is activated when characters need to use colored vortexes in the game to avoid danger or traverse areas, the player must physically move the corresponding LEGO minifigure to the correctly colored 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.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment also revealed aPortal Level Pack with a LEGO Chell minifigure, aThe Simpsons Level Pack with a LEGO Homer Simpson minifigure andThe Simpsons Fun Packs with LEGO Bart Simpson and LEGO Krusty the Clown minifigures, plus aJurassic World Team pack with LEGO Owen and LEGO ACU trooper minifigures.