“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?”

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have felt an awakening in the force, and have officially announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the next chapter in the ever popular LEGO Star Wars video game franchise.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature 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. The game will also allow players to obtain a deeper look into the new film with intricately designed set pieces that will give players the opportunity to explore iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also debut several new gameplay mechanics such as:

  • a new and enhanced “Multi-Builds” system where players can choose from multiple building options to advance through the game,
  • engaging in new “Blaster Battles” where players use the surrounding environments to drive back the First Order,
  • experiencing the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space whilst using vehicles like the legendary Millennium Falcon. [I am looking forward to this the most]

The LEGO Star Wars franchise has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, which is why Niels Jørgensen, Vice President of Digital Games for the LEGO Group, is “delighted to return to the Star Wars Universe and continue the journey with the franchise that started it all for LEGO video games”.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases on 28 June 2016 and will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and Windows PC. It should be noted that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will have access to two pieces of exclusive downloadable content: the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack.

Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.