LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is just two weeks away and the E3 2016 trailer has been released, but not only that, there’s now a free demo available!
The Niima Outpost Demo allows fans and newcomers to join Rey, Finn and BB-8 as they evade the First Order in their daring escape from Jakku. As part of this exciting content, players can experience new features coming to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including taking on Stormtroopers in intense Blaster Battles, utilising Multi-Builds to explore the wreckage of Imperial Star Destroyers and piloting the Millennium Falcon in dogfights against First Order Tie fighters.
And I still maintain that this game looks a lot more engaging as a game than The Force Awakens did as a film, following the BB-8 Vignette and Official Announcement Trailer! In fact, there’s definitely a lot more humour in this trailer than the main film itself and it shows that what we need is the team behind this to do more of the writing in the main films, or at least, a LEGO Star Wars movie! I know I’d enjoy that a lot more!
However, do we really have to wait until May 18th 2018 for The LEGO Movie Sequel? I want it now!!! At least these trailers go someway to fulfilling us. The LEGO Movie 3D was great fun.
There will be brand new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy like never before, as well as new story content exploring the time between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.
The Niima Outpost Demo is available now exclusively for PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and from 11pm tonight (UK time) for Xbox One owners via the Xbox Marketplace.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is released on June 28th on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC, which is good timing as it’s another six months (nearly) until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in the cinema on December 16th, and so we need something to keep us busy. We’ll have had our one day of summer in the UK by then, so as the rain returns, it’ll be time to switch the console back on and fire up the Millennium Falcon!
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