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[Updated with gameplay trailer on 3/23/16]:
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The leak from Amazon yesterday was true! It’s been years since the last Lego Star Wars game, but we won’t have to wait very long for the next installment. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to release in the U.S. on June 28, 2016.
The official Xbox store put up a bunch of screenshots early this morning, so I’ve included them here. The Wii U version of the game should look close to these, but I will update with console-specific screens as they become available. The official description of the game from the Xbox store page is as follows:
“The Force is strong with this one… The No. 1 LEGO® videogame franchise triumphantly returns with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster Star Wars film. Play as Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and the rest of your favorite characters from the movie!
In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, players relive the epic action from the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens also introduces Multi-Builds and Blaster Battles to the LEGO videogame universe. With Multi-Builds, use available LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again to open up another! And another! During Blaster Battles, use your surroundings as cover to stand against the First Order. “
I’m excited to give this one a shot. I am a big fan of the movie and love the Lego games, so this should definitely be one to watch out for. I’ll update this preview as we get more screens, videos, and information.