The Force Awakens is getting the Lego games treatment, giving Star Wars fans the chance to epic relive action from the blockbuster film.
The games developers say players will also get to explore the gap between Return of the Jedi and the franchise’s latest blockbuster, gaining new insight about the movie and its characters.
Launching on June 28, 2016, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens will be developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS™ and Windows PC.
In-game characters include Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma,.
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, utilising 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 utilising a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.
“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,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.
“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.”
“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,” said Ada Duan, Vice President, Digital Business & Franchise Management, Lucasfilm.
“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.”
“We are delighted to return to the Star Wars Universe and continue the journey with the franchise that started it all for LEGO videogames.” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group.
“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”