Rey, Finn, BB-8 and company will be coming to video game devices after all, as TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive have triumphantly announced the existence of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Currently in development, the humorous, block-based project will expand the film’s universe come June 28th.
In the works for every platform out there, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens promises to push its franchise forward with new gameplay mechanics and a host of content, including additional story segments that will branch the narrative between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, itself.
As such, fans can expect to fly, shoot and slash their way through varied galactic locations, as their favourite members of both the Light and Dark sides. In fact, the game’s press release promises enhanced multi-builds, alongside arena-based flight battles, epic dogfights and “intense Blaster Battles.”
“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 previously untold story content exploring new details about the movie and its characters, it’s a perfect fit for fans of all ages.”
As was the case with LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, those who purchase LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 will receive access to exclusive downloadable content, that being the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack. The game will launch for everything under the sun, though, so expect to see it available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.