GLaDOS is the Real Star of LEGO Dimensions
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Traveller’s Tales has been showing off its forthcoming “toys-to-life” action adventure game, LEGO Dimensions, which is set for its official release next week. LEGO Dimensions sees some of the most iconic characters from film, television, and video games come together after the masked villain Lord Vortech (played by Gary Oldman) collapses the barriers between different fictional worlds. Using compatible LEGO minifigures and statues, à la Skylanders or Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines, characters ranging from Batman, Marty McFly (Back to the Future), and The Doctor (Doctor Who) team up to defeat Lord Vortech across multiple dimensions.
Amid all the buzz, though, no one realised LEGO Dimensions’ greatest secret: tucked away within the game, using the relevant expansion pack, is effectively a sequel to Valve’s lauded Portal series. While the information ahead is relatively spoiler-free, if you’ve not played the pair, flagellate yourself, buy them for PC, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360, play them, love them, and come back. We’ll wait…
With the $50 Portal pack – on top of the $170 base game – you can once again play as Chell within the Portal 2 adventure level, reuniting with Wheatley (voiced again by Stephen Merchant) and, of course, GLaDOS (a triumphant return for Ellen McLain). Chell is initially tasked with building herself a Companion Cube and a Sentry Turret before negotiating her way through a number of test chambers with the help of her trusty Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.
The following video does contain spoilers for the LEGO Dimensions Portal pack:
As does this one. One big spoiler, in particular. You have been warned:
One final spoilery video shows the level’s end credits, which wouldn’t be the same without a Jonathan Coulton-penned song, performed by Ellen McLain as GLaDOS:
LEGO Dimensions is released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on 27th September in the US and 29th September in the UK.
Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information.