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The Force Awakens in This Upcoming LEGO Game

Traveller’s Tales LEGO series are some of my favorite videogames, filled with comic mischief and adorable mini-fig versions of fandom’s best characters. And now this great game series has just become even better: Traveller’s Tales has announced that their next game will be LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be released on June 28, 2016.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, which hit all the current and last-generation consoles on February 26–a mere week ago.

But that’s not all. According to the Traveller’s Tales press release, “[T]he game will introduce brand new gameplay mechanics…as well as new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.”

Additional insight into the new movie? That’s exciting news itself. Considering Traveller’s Tales recently gave us new levels of Portal in LEGO Dimensions and new Batman storylines in LEGO Batman 2 and 3, there may be more to the new content than quick cuts. Here’s hoping.

StarWars.com released the teaser trailer, which gives us some of the gentle humor that makes the LEGO series so enjoyable: BB-8 failing to navigate the sands of Jakku. Poe Dameron having trouble with his cockpit. Kylo Ren having trouble with his lightsaber.

Unfortunately, what we don’t get is a sense of the gameplay. But Traveller’s Tales promises gameplay aplenty—particularly for PlayStation 4 and 3 gamers. The press release tells us that fans of Sony’s game system “will have access to exclusive downloadable content, the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack.”

What the heck is a phantom limb level pack? The PlayStation blog says it can’t go into details, but I can imagine quite a bit. And right now, I’m imagining all of the limbs lost along the way to saving the galaxy.

Check out the first teaser. Even BB-8 gives it a thumbs up.

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