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There’s a new Star Wars movie, so that means it’s time for the Lego game franchise to circle back around to that well one more time. Get ready for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens to arrive later this year. And, wouldn’t you know it; they’ve got a new trailer, too.
Hailed by many to be the best games in the Lego series, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm have announced that players will once again be traveling to a galaxy far, far away when Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives for pretty much every platform under the sun on June 28.
As you can see from the above trailer, the team behind these games hasn’t lost its jolly sense of humor, inserting goofy antics into some of the film’s more dramatic scenes. I especially liked Kylo’s misfiring lightsaber and the Stormtrooper who wouldn’t stop messing with the lights. Those were pretty brilliant moments.
Also, quick question: How do you make BB-8 even more adorable? Apparently the answer is to just put a little Lego nub on top of his head.
While lighthearted and fun, the Lego games usually do a good job of telling the source material’s main story while inserting their own unique brand of entertainment. In other words, if you still haven’t seen The Force Awakens by June 28, you’ll want to approach this particular game with caution.
Even cooler is the fact that Warner Bros. has announced some sort of “brand new gameplay mechanic” will make an appearance on top of the usual “build, battle and fly” antics. Also, some brand new story beats will kick off the game, actually bridging the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
As has become a standard practice in these Lego games, you can expect to play as just about every character in the film, including the dynamic trio of Rey, Finn and Poe, along with Han Solo, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren General Hux and, of course, BB-8. As for me, I’m most excited to take control of Captain Phasma, who will finally be given her moment to kick butt (one of the few things the Awakens film was sorely lacking).
Perhaps taking a nod from Lego Dimensions, players will now have more options when it comes to the series’ trademark building mechanics. “Multi-Builds” will allow you to choose what you want to create, thus having an impact on how you proceed through portions of the game. You’ll also enjoy arena-based battles, dogfights in space, Blaster Battles and more.
Finally, if you’re gaming on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, you’ll gain access to exclusive content not available on other platforms, including a Droid Character Pack and the mysteriously titled Phantom Limb Level Pack.