By Matt Peckham
February 2, 2016

Strange but true: Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived without an official video game tie-in, leaving EA’s original trilogy-themed Star Wars Battlefront to do the heavy lifting.

That’s about to change, sort of, with longtime studio Traveller’s Tales rolling out a Lego-fied version of J.J. Abrams’ runaway blockbuster this summer.

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is doing its best to bracket its umpteenth Lego game with tantalizing extras, banking on fans’ fever-pitched interest by teasing “deeper insights into the film’s most memorable moments.” There’s also some talk of “new gameplay mechanics” (like multiple build options to advance the plot – Choose Your Own Lego-venture!) as well as “new story content” set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

So “deeper insights”? You know, like castle-crashing droids, perspiring Legos and fishing Ithorians. Check it out in the trailer above.

 

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