When Warner Bros and TT Games announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they said it would include exclusive new story content set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. In an interview with Game Informer, the developer revealed what we can expect.
As Mike Taylor, Head of Design at TT Fusion, explained, “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.” This means that some of the missions will be based on books or comics, which Game Director Jamie Eden says they package in a way younger audiences can get to see.
In total, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have six missions they describe as bridge content. Completely optional, they each open up after completing two or so story missions based on The Force Awakens, and require a certain amount of gold bricks to fully unlock. Unlike the Deadpool missions in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, these missions are full-fledged.
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As for what you’ll see in those missions, one will explain how C-3PO got his new red arm, while another will show how the Rathtars were captured and brought to Han Solo’s ship, the Eravana. Taylor also teased that they 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.”
Eden talked about getting the chance to tell these stories:
I can remember the first day on the project and we said that we’d be doing those sort of levels and content, and I couldn’t believe that we were going to get to make our own content that was going to be part of the Star Wars universe. We tell the story through the sort of LEGO viewpoint as well, so the crux of the story is what happens is true to the IP, obviously we put gags in with characters holding sausages or riding around on pigs, et cetera.
If you were hoping to learn more about Rey’s parents, you’ll be disappointed. “Certain things are too sacred, I’d say, and too secretive,” Taylor said.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases on June 28 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.
[Source: Game Informer]