The New LEGO Star Wars Will Add Elements Beyond the Film

Posted by | February 08, 2016 | News, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One | No Comments
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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on its way to every console you can imagine. But although the game will be based on and follow the plot of the film, there will also be some new elements that will only be seen in the game. Game Informer recently interviewed Mike Taylor the head of design on the game, for all of the details.

“The thing with The Force Awakens is that we’ve had the privilege of being able to create some additional content, some additional levels that take place before the events of The Force Awakens and allow us to explore some of the backstory of the characters, which is an absolute dream for any fan of Star Wars,” Taylor said in the interview.

Taylor said the game will feature six optional missions that will be unlocked after the story mode and if you’ve collected enough gold bricks. One of the missions will take place before the scene in the movie where Han Solo makes his appearance. Remember those nasty giant monsters he was trying to transport? You’ll get to see how they were captured in the first place.

“We’ve covered – or are in the process of covering – some pretty significant events that happen before the film that give people more information about why certain things in The Force Awakens happened and why certain characters have ended up where they are,” Taylor says. “It’s pretty amazing.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on June 28.

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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.