With 18 LEGO movie games released since 2005, the developers at TT Games are constantly finding new ways to spice up the standard stud-collecting adventures. The first gameplay trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens shows off the three they’ve come up with this time around.
The game’s new Blaster Battles essentially add third-person cover-based shooting to the series, giving Poe Dameron a bit more to do in that initial firefight on Jakku from the opening of the movie. It looks like that initial escape from the First Order ship is going to be a bit more exciting as well.
Dogfights add a bit of zest to space battles. Similar situations in previous games have been incredibly basic affairs, little more than on-rails turret affairs. These look much more involved.
I’m most excited about the Multi-Builds feature, giving players multiple options when building bricks into problem-solving devices. The demonstration in the video is cute, though I worry the mechanic won’t be used all that much in the game proper.
We’ll know for sure once LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in June on every platform possible.