Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will lend his vocal talents to LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO Dimensions is Traveller’s Tales long-awaited toys-to-life competitor, and it leverages LEGO’s many licenses for what sounds like a glorious mish-mash.
Warner Bros. seems determined to do it right, too, and has expended goodness knows how much in securing Capaldi’s services for the game, voicing his version of Doctor Who.
Entertainment Weekly reports Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Michelle Gomez (Missy) are also on board. EW also has a full sized version of the Doctor Who character model pictured above, if you’re keen to see it in all its glory.
Update: Warner Bros. sent over a new trailer and some details of the Doctor Who content in LEGO Dimensions. The basic LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack includes a Doctor Who level featuring Daleks, Cybermen and “other adversaries from the Whoniverse”.
If you want more, the Doctor Who Level pack add-on includes a LEGO minifigure of the 12th Doctor, LEGO models of the TARDIS and K-9 (both playable), and an additional mission-based Doctor Who level. In this pack, the Doctor will regenerate through all his incarnations if he is defeated, with the TARDIS interior changing to match. A jukebox in the TARDIS offers your choice of Doctor Who theme music, and the TARDIS and K-9 models can each be physically built and then rebuilt twice “to do entirely different things”.
There’s also the Doctor Who Fun Pack, a smaller add-on with a playable Cyberman minifigure and Dalek model which can also be physically built and then rebuilt twice.
LEGO Dimensions is coming in late September for PlayStation 3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you’re not sure why you should care, please check out the E3 2015 trailer, which features characters from Portal, The Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons The LEGO Movie and DC Comics.