Warner Bros. Interactive, LucasFilm, and TT Games have announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after its existence was leaked last night.
The game follows the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but with the LEGO games' trademark goofy humour. There's also some extra content that "bridges the story gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens," according to the game's official site.
While it will largely follow the same formula as other LEGO games, TT Games are touting a few new gameplay features, including "the enhanced 'Multi-Builds' system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game", and "Blaster Battles", which sound like LEGO's take on 3rd-person cover shooter mechanics.
“We’re extremely proud of the LEGO Star Wars videogames, truly an incredible franchise that has sold more than 33 million copies and helped ignite a passion for numerous fun-filled LEGO games enjoyed by countless gamers around the world,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be pushing the series forward with innovative new gameplay mechanics, while also exploring new parts of the universe that are sure to excite and delight both LEGO and Star Wars fans, as well as newcomers to our games.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due out on June 28 this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. PS4 and PS3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content, in the form of a Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack.