The latest trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens showed new gameplay adventures not seen in the film.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on June 28th, and it promises to be much more than a straight film to video game adaptation. The game will feature new adventures that introduce the player to new characters and locations. As an added bonus, all the dialogue was recorded by the original members of the film’s cast.
The playable adventures, aside from the movie storyline, include (via the game’s press release):
"Rathtar Hunting – Follows Han Solo and Chewbacca’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars.Lor San Tekka’s Return – Uncovers secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village.Poe to the Rescue – Details Poe Dameron’s daring rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar.Crimson Corsair– Explores how the notorious Outer Rim pirate, the Crimson Corsair, foiled the plans of the First Order.Trouble Over Taul– Follows the events leading up C-3PO’s acquisition of his new red arm.Ottegan Assault– Reveals a puzzle piece to how the Resistance and the First Order find Lor San Tekka on Jakku."
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I wonder how much of these new stories will be canon, because some of them sound fascinating. Lor San Tekka’s Return and Ottegan Assault are especially pertinent to the beginning of The Force Awakens, and something that piques my curiosity immediately. Lor San Tekka is an enigma; we know he knows Kylo Ren and his family, but we don’t know how, or why he has the missing piece of the map to Luke Skywalker.
The Crimson Corsair adventure excites me. We saw the Crimson Corsair briefly during the sequence at Maz Kanata’s palace; he is the pirate captain Finn was hoping to get a ride to the Outer Rim from. He also appears in a short story by Landry Quinn Walker called “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku,” which part of the (canon) Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens short story anthology. The short story was so much fun to read, and the Corsair instantly captured my heart as an iconic Star Wars character. I’d love to see how he and his crew cause havoc for the First Order.
These new stories will finally see the light on June 28th, when Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released.