LEGO is taking a big risk on an unknown property later this year. The independent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a LEGO game in June despite its measly reputation as only the third highest grossing film of all time. It’s great to see LEGO tackle a project as iffy as this one. What’s more, the upcoming game will feature six missions that serve as canonical backstory to The Force Awakens, including the mysterious mystery of how C-3P0 got his red arm.
“…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. There’s lots of exclusive stuff there, and we’ve drawn from the content in some of the other additional materials that Lucasfilm have been involved in.
“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.” — Mike Taylor, Head of Design at TT Fusion
I hope LEGO tackles how Captain Kirk destroyed Hogwarts too.
Source: Game Informer