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One of the concerns I had about the latest entry in the Lego Star Wars series orbited around its seemingly small scale. Where previous entries compiled the events from several movies or seasons of a show, I assumed that Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be solely devoted to what you saw from that movie. It's a fun film, to be sure, but it didn't seem like a bounty of content. As it turns out, that's only part of the story. TT Fusion is indeed retelling the story from that movie, but it's also using the events as a launching point for a slew of side content, including exclusive story missions that add to Star Wars canon. We've got a few examples, too.
"Obviously, each IP gives us some very specific content that adds interest to the titles," says Mike Taylor, head of design at TT Fusion. "The obvious one in Jurassic World was dinosaurs, we got to play around with dinosaurs, which is great. The thing with The Force Awakens is that we've had the privilege of being able to create some additional content, some additional levels that take place before the events of The Force Awakens and allow us to explore some of the backstory of the characters, which is an absolute dream for any fan of Star Wars. There's lots of exclusive stuff there, and we've drawn from the content in some of the other additional materials that Lucasfilm have been involved in."
Not all of it is exclusive, since Star Wars lore is distributed across a wide spectrum of media. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will likely be the way that smaller fans learn about some of it, as game director Jamie Eden explains. "I think we package it in a way that younger audiences can get to see those. Younger kids getting to play those levels that are based on books or comics that they might not have access to but they can play through as part of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
There are six missions that TT Fusion describes as bridge content. These pop up after completing story missions based on the film, after every two or so. They're optional, and require that players collect a certain amount of gold bricks before they're unlocked - similar to how Traveller's Tales' Deadpool missions worked in Lego Marvel Super Heroes. One key difference is that these are full-fledged missions, not the smaller experiences that the Merc with a Mouth delivered.
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LEGO® Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that takes players on adventures between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.
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