It will come as no surprise to some people that I am a bit of a Star Wars fanboy. Let me correct that, I am a renewed Star Wars fan after JJ brought back the faith back in December and having had a Christmas that may of had a theme to it…
Star Wars is back in my life big time and whilst Star Wars Battlefront, and its future DLC, scratches that original trilogy itch, there is not a game for The Force Awakens (that does not involve the purchase of more plastic figures that I cannot hide from the family). Thankfully, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens was announced for pretty much every platform available. The game is coming out on 28th June 2016. Which is around the same time as the home release of the film itself. The game will not only bring the story of The Force Awakens to the Lego universe, it will focus on content exploring the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Once again the hardest working studio in Video Games, TT Games, returns to the franchise that launched their Lego game series back in 2005. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the studios 29th Lego title since then.
I find it amazing that TT still keep coming up with new features to put in every new game, but there are more new game play features in The Force Awakens too. This action-packed adventure introduces new game play features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamer’s will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight game play through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.
As well as all of the usual content piled into a Lego game, there are some exclusive additions for PlayStation Owners. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content, the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack. More details of these add on’s will be announced closer to release. I would hazard a guess that the Phantom Limb levels will might shed some light as to how Luke’s Lightsaber ended up in a box under a bar.
The game will be available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems and Windows PC on 28th June 2016.