A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away some people thought they had escaped the brunt of the horrors of the fourth day of the fifth month. But they were wrong. Dead wrong. For while May The Fourth may have been a phrase that was beaten into the ground and then some, nothing could prepare them for the counter-assault that would be known as…the revenge of the fifth.
Yup, it’s May 5! And if you thought Star Wars mania ran a bit too rampant yesterday, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I’ve skipped moisturising today, thrown on my blackest robe and dubbed myself Darth Scrotum as my skin begins to wrinkle under the effect of Sith magic and the really dry air outside. Keeping things Star Wars, there’s some new news regarding that other big game set in that universe. The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens one of course. Here’s a new trailer and some flavour text describing it, which already has engines set to hyperbole:
The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Adventures Trailer delves into untold tales within the Star Wars galaxy all with a LEGO twist, including Han and Chewie’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars, how the mysterious Crimson Corsair foiled the plans of the First Order, secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village, Poe Dameron’s daring rescue of Admiral Ackbar and more!
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also feature original voice work from key members of the theatrical cast: Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and other top stars from the film.
According to the press release, there’ll be five levels to explore. Only one of them actually matters, because that’s the level where you get to play as dashing Resistance pilot Poe Dameron:
- 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.
The Ottegan Trail Assault will apparently also feature original dialogue from the main cast of the Force Awakens. Hopefully there’ll also be a character unlock in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Matt, the technician on Starkiller Base who totally isn’t a poorly-disguised Kylo Ren.
Last Updated: May 5, 2016