Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have announced the next new LEGO game, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The game will launch on June 29, 2016 in Australia and New Zealand (June 287 for North America), and lets players experience The Force Awakens in LEGO format. The game will also have new story content that explores the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.
“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.”
The new gameplay features in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens include something called “Multi-Builds”, which will allow players to choose from multiple building options to advance the game. There will also be new Blaster Battles, which require players to utilise surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Arena-based battles and dogfights in space will make an appearance too.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and Windows PC.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content, the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack, but neither Warner Bros. or Sony are providing any details on these yet.”
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.”