LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Includes Exclusive Backstory Content

No, no. Don’t get too excited. You’re not going to learn anything about Rey’s parents (obviously), but it’ll still be cool information for Star Wars fans eager to dive deeper into the universe.

TT Games / TT Fusion will be including six levels that are based around backstory content inside their recent announcement of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You’ll be able to play these levels after each two (or so) core stages, and you’ll need to collect golden bricks in order to unlock them.

The backstory content will draw from lore that you may have already noticed being hinted at in the films and tie-in material—ie. how Han & Chewie capture the Rathtar, for example—as well as drawing on sources that are still upcoming, like the Marvel comic still to be released.

The head of TT Fusion, Mike Taylor, and game director Jamie Eden talked to Game Informer about these choices :

“Eden: 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.

Taylor: It’s pretty mind-blowing really to think that we’ve had the opportunity to do that. It’s fantastic to be able to look at all these fantastic new characters from The Force Awakens and speak to Lucasfilm about how we can sort of look into their backstory and how they’ve been led to the events of The Force Awakens, I still struggle to believe that it’s actually possible to do that.

We’ve covered – or 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. It’s pretty amazing.”

Even without reveals on Rey’s parentage, we have a feeling this will be an insta-buy for many, many players and Star Wars fans.

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