It's February, so you might've assumed we were done talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Stupid assumption. All entertainment websites are contractually obligated to talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens for at least another six weeks, at which point we will be contractually obligated to launch the Rogue One campaign. This will go on for the next decade, minimum, so do try and pace your excitement.
That said: Hey, this LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game looks pretty fun.
Not lying, either: that looks fun. People often tell me these games are fun. Our own Brian Collins is happy to go on at length about how much he enjoys them. But while I always enjoy seeing the trailers (they're undeniably entertaining; even a known player hater such as myself can admit that), I've never been able to get into one of the LEGO games. Something about the cutsiness of it all becomes overwhelming once it's expanded beyond the constraints of, say, a two-minute trailer.
But again, these games are really, really popular, so what do I know? Here's a description from the press release, an excerpt I'm lifting verbatim from Slashfilm because I did not receive a copy of the press release myself (no worries):
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes players deeper into the new film than any other game with all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while also exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base.
This action-packed adventure introduces new gameplay features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. 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 arrives on June 28th.
Are you into it? Ambivalent? Inexplicably angry and looking to vent? Hit the comments below.