There doesn’t appear to be a listing on the Australian Xbox Live store yet and there isn’t a follow up listing on Steam. But if you’ve been waiting for TT Games to make Rey, Finn, Poe and most importantly, BB-8, playable in block form, there is a release date.
According to the Xbox page, the latest iteration to the LEGO action adventure franchise launches on June 28. It’s not known whether this is a global launch, and I’ve reached out to Xbox’s local PR to confirm, but for now June 28 is the only firm date we have.
Apart from all the playable bits you’d expect, the store page also says LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will “feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
That could possibly be a reference to the Battle of Jakku; there might even be some correlation with the DLC introduced into Battlefront post-launch. It seems a firm possibility given that one of the new features is Blaster Battles, something that allows players to “use your surroundings as cover to stand against the First Order”.
Multi-Builds will also let players use bricks to open new areas, which can then be broken apart and constructed again to open up even more paths.
Everyone knew that another LEGO game was in the works as soon as The Force Awakens was announced. I wonder how many will still be keen for another LEGO game, however, given how many iterations of the formula TT Games have pushed out.