LEGO and Star Wars fans have been patiently awaiting the release of the highly anticipated LEGO: Star Wars The Force Awakens video since the game was announced back in early 2016. Well, today is the day that it’s available for purchase and actor Harrison Ford will make his video-game debut, reprising his role as Han Solo in minifig form. Read on for more.
Our coverage of the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game is coming to a close and we’ve got one final character vignette to share with you. The final character vignette features Harrison Ford and his Wookie sidekick Chewbacca.
According to People magazine, fans may not know the famous captain of the Millennium Falcon recorded original dialogue which is featured in the new video game. Ford reprises his role as the swashbuckling Han Solo and joins several other actors who also make vocal cameos which include Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.
The game, available now, boasts several exciting new adventures as well as containing the epic battle scenes that made the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens the blockbuster smash hit with fans across the globe.
Just a few day’s ago a press release from the game’s creators, and details about gameplay and playable characters was announced via Warner Bros. The official press release included a few comments from some pretty big players regarding the games launch.
Managing director of TT Games, Tom Stone made an special announcement to celebrate the all-new video game:
“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has given us a wonderful opportunity to express once again the play themes of LEGO and Star Wars in a way that only those two properties can. All of the classic play mechanics that make up a LEGO videogame are included in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus we’ve added some new and innovative features to entertain and enthrall the whole family. This marks the beginning of an exciting new journey.”
Also, Director of Lucasfilm Franchise Management, Douglas Reilly spoke about the humor that only LEGO games have:
“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces fans to familiar and new Star Wars adventures packed with the charm and humor that LEGO games have become known for. Players will take an entertaining trip through the Star Wars galaxy, interact with the all-star cast and discover new story elements tied to the film.”
And finally, Vice President of Digital Games for The LEGO Group, Niels Jørgensen talked about how this game is a companion piece to the new film:
“Star Wars has a special place within The LEGO Group, and we are delighted to continue the journey with the franchise that started it all for LEGO videogames. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer the definitive game of the blockbuster movie, with all the fun, humor and epic gameplay you would expect from a LEGO game, along with brand new stories that have never been seen before.”
The Han and Chewie – LEGO Star Wars – The Force Awakens Game – Character Vignette can be seen below – and the game is out today.
One More Thing: Over at official Star Wars website is a new piece called “The Bricks Are Calling to You: Inside LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Go behind the scenes with Starwars.com as they sit down with Game director Jamie Eden as he talks about the latest entry in the bricks-meets-blasters saga.
“We have the lines from the films; we have the authentic lines that we use, and then there’s a whole host of new dialogue written exclusively for the game. Especially for the levels we have set outside The Force Awakens, “The New Star Wars Adventures.” Those all have full VO from the characters — Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Oscar Isaac.”
You check out the full interview here.
The LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is available to play on pretty much all platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC.
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May the Force be with you…