Watch the first teaser trailer and read all about the new game here
Warner Bros. and TT Games will explore the story between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its newest entry into the Lego games franchise, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Announced today with a teaser trailer, following a leak on Xbox.com, the game will launch June 28 for PS4, PS3, Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U and 3DS. According to the publisher, the new game introduces new features including multi-build, which allows players to choose from different builds when putting pieces together during levels.
“Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order,” said Warner Bros. “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.”
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this game is that it will tell more of the story between the original trilogy and the new films.
“One of the most amazing parts of all of this is being able to work with Lucasfilm to create new game content with the characters and locations from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, told in a way that only LEGO Star Wars can,” said Jamie Eden, game director for TT Games, in a post on the PlayStation Blog. “Through a strong collaboration with Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create new stories and adventures connecting the Star Wars narrative, both before and tying into the movie. As such huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honor to have that privilege.”
Of course, it was Star Wars that kicked off the Lego games franchise — in terms of licensed tie-ins, there were other Lego games before it — way back in 2005 with the original Lego Star Wars. Star Wars has been a staple of the franchise ever since with several other titles being released over the years.
“We’ve covered the Original Trilogy (LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy), Prequel Trilogy (LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game) and The Clone Wars (LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars) in great detail before, but now we get to jump ahead to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which brings a whole host of incredible new locations, characters, Droids, and vehicles,” Eden said in the PlayStation Blog post.
PlayStation gamers will also get two exclusive DLC packs, Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack, though no further details were shared as to what those will include.
Warner Bros. also mentioned today that the Lego video game franchise has sold 33 million copies across all its titles, to date, including the recently released Lego Marvel’s Avengers. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment and it doesn’t look like Warner Bros. or TT Games are slowing down anytime soon.
Check out the trailer for the newest installment of the Lego Star Wars series below.