LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is coming for the summer and marks the triumphant return of the No.1 LEGO videogame franchise, and allowing players to relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a fun-filled, humorous way that only a LEGO game can offer.
This new trailer not only echoes the movie’s original teaser trailer from November 2014, but also brilliantly spoofs it. I don’t want to spoil the fantastic elements within it, but I have to give a mention to the “BB On Board” sticker 🙂
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.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game is released on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC.
Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games: “We’re extremely proud of the LEGO Star Wars videogames, truly an incredible franchise that has sold more than 33 million copies and helped ignite a passion for numerous fun-filled LEGO games enjoyed by countless gamers around the world. LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens will be pushing the series forward with innovative new gameplay mechanics, while also exploring new parts of the universe that are sure to excite and delight both LEGO and Star Wars fans, as well as newcomers to our games.”
Ada Duan, Vice President, Digital Business & Franchise Management, Lucasfilm: “We are thrilled to be bringing back the LEGO Star Wars videogame franchise, which kicked off such a beloved series of LEGO titles more than a decade ago. LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens allows players to experience the new film in a unique way that only TT Games can provide, combining signature humor with epic Star Wars action. With exclusive story content exploring new details about the movie and its characters, it’s a perfect fit for fans young and old.”
Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group: “We are delighted to return to the Star Wars Universe and continue the journey with the franchise that started it all for LEGO videogames. LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens will offer an amazing gaming experience covering not only the movie but also exclusive content with all the fun and humor you would expect from a LEGO game, while delivering the epic Star Wars adventure fans expect.”
LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens takes players deeper into the new film than any other game with all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while also exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base.
This action-packed adventure introduces new gameplay features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.
PS4 and PS3 players will also have access to exclusive downloadable content: The Droid Character Pack and The Phantom Limb Level Pack.
LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is released on June 28th, 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!
Check out the Launch trailer below, as well as below it – a coverage trailer from Game Informer where the team behind the game explain what makes it great, and follow LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
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