‘LEGO Star Wars the Force Awakens’ Will Expand ‘Star Wars’ Canon

By February 5, 2016

Couple days ago we showed you the announcement trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, there are details coming out about the game that will have hardcore Star Wars fanatics like #FarFarAway’s Mark Reilly and John Rocha super excited (courtesy of Game Informer).

For instance, if you wanted to know how C-3PO got his red arm and are not willing to read the comics or books, you will soon have an opportunity to experience that incident first hand with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (available on PS4/3, XBOX One/360, and more June 28th, 2016). Developer TT Fusion will be telling these side tales and is also being allowed to develop new content (that will be considered canon) according to Mike Taylor, head of design at TT Fusion:

“Obviously, each IP gives us some very specific content that adds interest to the titles, the obvious one in Jurassic World was dinosaurs, we got to play around with dinosaurs, which is great. The thing with The Force Awakens is that 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.”

There will be six bridges of content missions that will come around after a player completes every couple story missions. These optional missions will unlock after the player acquires a certain amount of gold bricks. One of those missions will lay out exactly how C-3PO got his red arm. Another mission will show how those tentacle bound Rathtar’s were captured and put on Han’s ship. According to Mr. Taylor the whole experience has been pretty awesome:

“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, it’s pretty amazing.”

This Star Wars fan is pretty damned excited about this, but I know what some players of EA/DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront are thinking…. Why does TT Fusion get to play in the sandbox and create cannon for Lego and not EA? The simple answer (and this is a complete guess) is trust. The first LEGO Star Wars game came out in 2005. Lucasfilm has had over a decade to develop a certain amount of trust with TT Fusion and I don’t blame Lucas Film/Disney or EA for playing it safe and testing the relationship before making a splash with new canon.

With all that being said. HOLY COW!!! So much new content and a whole lot of back story that we get to play first hand? That in and of itself is worth the price of the game. This is what we Star Wars fans want, a complete engrossing experience, from every angle of the film possible.

And so for everyone out there in the nation, are you as excited as I am or are you still expecting a bit more? Sound off below and stay tuned to GeekNation for all your Star Wars and Gaming news!

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Cory Naught
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