Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens release date, details
Warner Bros. and Lego are ready to travel to a galaxy far, far away once again.
WB announced Tuesday that TT Games is developing Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be available on June 28. The first teaser for the game employs the Lego series of games’ penchant for injecting even the most serious movie moments with some humor as it recreates many of the scenes glimpsed in The Force Awakens‘ first theatrical trailer. From BB-8 rolling through the deserts of Jakku to Kylo Ren’s lightsaber malfunctioning, the trailer capitalizes on a number of memorable moments from the box office juggernaut.
The game will allow players, as past Lego games have, to build different Lego-based items to complete levels, though Lego Star Wars will open that formula up with multiple build options scattered throughout the game as players explore Jakku, Starkiller Base, and more.
Of course, this is not TT Games’ first trip into the Star Wars universe. The developer first began its more-than-a-decade history developing Lego games with Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, which allowed players to experience the prequel trilogy in brick (and much less melodramatic) form. Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy then followed a year later. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was also developed, making this TT Games’ fourth trek into the franchise.
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Descriptions of the game indicate it will go beyond the singular film in its title, with the promise of content bridging the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens has previously been represented in games via Disney Infinity 3.0, and teased via the “Battle of Jakku” content for Star Wars Battlefront, though that EA-developed game is otherwise focused on the original trilogy of film. Lego Star Wars has also been revealed as the March cover story for Game Informer, which includes a pair of possible covers featuring Kylo Ren and Rey.
Expect more details before the game’s release in June, when the title will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. TT Games just released Lego Marvel Avengers in January, along with the franchise-colliding fun of Lego Dimensions last year.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens