Star Wars fans were left scratching their heads when The Force Awakens arrived last December without a video game spinoff.
Worry no more, because Playstation has just announced Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for release on PS4 and PS3 on June 28.
Accompanying it is a quite brilliant all-Lego trailer that expertly spoofs the iconic first teaser for The Force Awakens. Some of the slapstick treats include BB-8 taking a tumble, bumbling Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren struggling to ignite his crossguard lightsaber.
#WheresRey? Not a problem here, as Daisy Ridley’s heroine makes an appearance in mini figure form having been snubbed in some of the other Force Awakens merchandise.
As well as diving headfirst into The Force Awakens, the Lego game features new storylines exploring the gap between Return Of The Jedi and the latest film.
“Through a strong collaboration with Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create new stories and adventures connecting the Star Wars narrative, both before and tying into the movie,” said Playstation. “As such huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honour to have that privilege.”
This means new characters, locations, droids and vehicles are at gamers’ disposal. Lego also teased future downloadable content in the form of a Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack.
Lego Star Wars began as a video game series in 2005 with a multi-platform title based on the prequel trilogy of The Phantom Menace and co. Since then, the franchise has sold 33 million copies for developer TT Games and parent company Warner Bros.
This Lego version of The Force Awakens looks like it could end up being the perfect time killer while fans await new Star Wars films.
Next up is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in December 2018.
Beyond that, 2019’s Star Wars Episode IX might be going a step further than its predecessors and actually shoot in outer space.