Since its release in 2005, the original Lego Star Wars leads the way to adapting many blockbuster franchises for gamers to enjoy being a part of their favorite scenes. Actually, there has been 20 games so far, including movies such as Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, along with DC and Marvel titles, but it is clear that they have not forgotten where they came from as they continue to release Lego Star Wars games.
The developers, The Traveller’s Tales, are now bringing to us the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise by releasing it later this year, and we are keeping an eye out on the shelves for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The trailer for the game shows that it will follow the common Lego path by using the storyline and then adding some fun, offbeat humor to it. Although, it also seems that the storyline from the movie is not going to be all that there is.
GameInformer’s promotional trailer also showed that Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to cover things that are “occurring prior to the movie that people will find interesting and significant.” We can only assume that this means that for the first time, a Lego game is going to add to an already established canon. That is both strange and exciting.
During the time between Return of the Jedi and the time The Force Awakens takes place, there are many characters that can be included that are unique for the character roaster that is already ridiculously long. Although, there is much more content to be expected instead of just additional characters. The fundamentals of Lego games have not changed much, and are not expected to stray very far on this release either.
There are rumors that the Lego franchise may be using the Star Wars release to introduce a “multi-build system” allowing players to decide what to build from the many Lego brick pieces they encounter. It will be a staple in the series since 2006’s Lego Star Wars II.
The specifics are not well known to us yet, but what is known so far is that the release date is set for June 18, and the game is scheduled to be released on the following platforms:
PC, Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
That pretty much covers, well, everything worth covering.
Although we are fans of both Lego and Star Wars, the fusion has us a little worried. The Traveller’s Tales’ formula has produced 23 Lego games without much change occurring between each. There is no doubt that they are perfectly good games, we enjoy having the ability to play as mini-version of our on-screen heroes, such as TR-8R, but we are not sure about having another Lego game with a co-op run-and-smash style gameplay.
It’s likely that the development of the title had begun last year, as two Lego games had just got finished, so we are remaining cautiously optimistic here.