LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens officially announced

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This morning we ‘awoke’ to news of LEGO’s next game – and as predicted during a lunchtime discussion at work – Star Wars The Force Awakens will be next on LEGO’s movie to game list.

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LEGO Star Wars remains top of my list as the best in the series, so news that the latest Star Wars film is set to be the next film to brick game is excellent news – better still is that we won’t have long to wait – launching June 28, 2016.

Unlike the latest LEGO game, Star Wars The Force Awakens will be bringing new game mechanics to a series that has rested on its LEGO laurels for too long. Multi-Builds will allow a choice when it comes to building solutions to get past the next section of the game. Blasters will feature a new combat system to make firefights more intense – pushing back the First Order. Batman brought a new dynamic to flying sections and The Force Awakens will build on this with “high-speed flight gameplay” set in arenas.

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.

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