Disney has teamed up with Warner Bros. and developer TT Games to produce an upcoming video game adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that renders its starring cast as Lego miniatures.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due to launch this summer for consoles, portable platforms, and Windows PCs.
In addition to offering a lighthearted retelling of the film’s storyline, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will include “exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” according to publisher Warner Bros.
“Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order,” Warner Bros. adds. “Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.”
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the latest in a series of family-oriented Star Wars games developed by English studio TT Games. The company found its first major success as a Lego licensee with its 2005 co-op action-platformer Lego Star Wars, which put a quirky spin on the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
TT Games quickly followed up with a second Lego Star Wars game based on the original trilogy of films, then later produced Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, inspired by Lucasfilm’s animated television series.
The gameplay formula introduced in Lego Star Wars served as the foundation for multiple Lego-licensed games developed by TT Games over the past decade, including Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Harry Potter, Lego The Lord of the Rings, and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.
The studio’s most recent releases include Lego Jurassic World, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, and Lego Dimensions, a crossover title that merges many of the company’s past license-based works.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and PC platforms on June 26th. Warner Bros. will additionally launch a Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundled with a Finn Lego minifigure and a Season Pass redeemable for future downloadable content.