Back to the Future has taken on a life of its own as a modern classic in the thirty years since its release, and one of the major reasons is actor Christopher Lloyd’s perofrmance as Dr. Emmett Brown, aka “Doc.” Since there hasn’t been a new Back to the Future film since the release of Part III in 1990, new material from Doc has been few and far between. Lloyd reprised the role in a music video, as well as a pretty substantial starring voice role in Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game from 2011, but still: who can get enough of that beloved character?
Well, it looks like we’ll be getting more very soon. Christopher Lloyd recently reprised the role of Doc Brown in a trailer for the upcoming Lego Dimensions video game in a live-action portion, and it looks as though he’ll be lending his voice to the character’s Lego form in the full game. See the trailer below.
Lego Dimensions looks like it will be an expansion of the tried-and-true formula for previous Lego games, but instead of focusing on one franchise or license, it will be combining a lot of different ones. The cover art alone prominently features Batman from DC Comics, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie. Other licenses that will be featured include “The Simpsons,” “Doctor Who,” Valve’s Portal 2 video game, Jurassic World, and Scooby Doo. Also included, obviously, is Back to the Future.
The current Lego game series from TT Games began in 2005 with the release of Lego Star Wars, telling the stories of that series’ prequel trilogy through characters, sets, and vehicles inspired by real licensed Lego products. Since that game hit it big, a plethora of licenses have gotten the Lego treatment, including The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Marvel Superheroes, and Harry Potter. The most recent game in the series is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which we reviewed upon its release late last year. The series has evolved gradually over the years, but the repetitive gameplay is often outshined by the wonderful sense of humor that every game in the series has. Making things a bit more unique, Lego Dimensions will come with an actual Lego starter set, following in the footsteps of the Skylanders series, Disney Infinity, and Nintendo’s amiibo line to try and make a case to collectors to acquire different physical sets to alter how the game can be played.
Lego Dimensions will release on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U this coming September. For more on the game as it takes shape, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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