Anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was pretty intense for fans, but definitely worth the wait. These days, you know you’ve made it when you’re given the LEGO treatment. And that’s exactly what the latest installment in the Star Wars saga is getting, but you’ll have to wait until June 28, 2016 to get your filthy Rebel mitts on a copy of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Bummer, right? Well, yes and no. The wait might be lengthy, but there’s plenty of joy in the hilariously goofy trailer for the game, which has me believing it will be better than the film itself. Sure, the film was a lot of fun, with BB-8 being the cute, comic relief, but in the game you can be BB-8! Not into cute droids? Then choose to be Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewie, C-3PO, Kylo Ren … basically, you can be almost anybody that appeared in the film.
And this is a lot more than building things and solving puzzles – you can have X-Wing dogfights in space! IN SPACE!! Think you can shoot down TIE fighters and defeat Stormtroopers with ease? The developers are promising a lot more intelligence in the AI, so don’t expect these troopers to miss quite as much or to go down without a fight.
Okay, so watch the trailer and when you’re done wiping away the tears of laughter and the drool of desire, check out the entire press release about the game. If you’re any kind of Star Wars fan, you will be so very sold on this game.
The No. 1 LEGO® videogame franchise has returned! Watch the announcement trailer for LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ and pre-order your copy for June 28: http://bit.ly/1PO8VLg
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that takes players on adventures between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.
• Relive the Blockbuster Action – Blast off into a new and improved LEGO Star Wars experience that takes fans deeper into the new film than any other game, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens.
• Exclusive New Story Levels – Experience untold adventures set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens through exclusive new story levels that takes place between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the new film.
• Variety of Characters, Vehicles & Locations – Play as all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and the Starkiller Base, and utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way.
• Build… and Rebuild – Through the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, players must choose from multiple building options – to puzzle solve, or just for fun – all advancing the game in different ways.
• Experience the Galaxy Like Never Before – Experience the thrill of high-speed, action-packed flight gameplay like never before, including arena-based battles and dogfights in space.
• Exciting New Blaster Battles – Use your surroundings as cover during intense blaster battles and drive back the relentless First Order.
• More “I” in A.I. – Enemy fighters can now build using LEGO bricks to support their fellow Stormtroopers, calling in air support, reinforcements or heavy artillery – taking the fight to the Resistance with the power of LEGO!
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available June 28, 2016
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