Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens Articles RSS Feed | Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Key Art, New Details Revealed Mon, 04 May 2020 13:28:30 -0400 Daniel Hollis

After months of silence since its announcement at Microsoft's E3 presentation last year, LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga finally strikes back.months of silence, Warner Bros. and developer Traveller's Tales Games have revealed the key art for the upcoming title, which can be seen below. 

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga promises big changes for the long-running formula, with all nine mainline films being playable this time around, all built from the ground up in one massive package. The Skywalker Saga reportedly won't retread content from previous series entries. 

In an interview with, Jonathan Smith, head of production and strategic director at Traveller's Tales Games, and Craig Derrick, managing producer at Lucasfilm Games, gave further insight into the development of the project. There's a promise of more freedom and the ability to start from a trilogy of your choosing.

Smith said: 

Freedom of choice is a really important principle for us! We love stories and storytelling; but we also feel, both as gamers ourselves and with particular concern for young players driven to experimentation and change, that stories exist to be played with, however the player wants.

With Derrick adding: 

We all have our favorites that we want to jump straight into, while others may want to start with the new trilogy first, and yet we find most want to start at the beginning of the saga to see and play from where the story all began.

Aside from a certain freedom of choice, there's also said to be over 500 characters in the game, spanning from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker. Said to be massive with an epic feel in scope, The Skywalker Saga will feature dozens of locales and planets from The Clone Wars to Imperial Era and beyond. 

While there's still no official release date, Warner Bros. is eying a Summer 2020 launch window for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Be sure to check GameSkinny for more on LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga as it comes in. 

Free LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Phantom Limb Level Pack DLC Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:51:22 -0400 Ashley Erickson

The free LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Phantom Limb DLC Level Pack" is now available exclusively for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 players. The "Phantom Limb Level Pack" picks up where the story ends in the Trouble Over Taul Level. Here C-3PO's ship has crash landed on the desolate planet, Taul. Stranded with other survivors, they have to face various alien creatures who love the taste of droid parts.

The DLC allows players to discover how C-3PO came to have his red arm and his homecoming with the Resistance. Introducing various new characters with their own charm and personality, such as the repair droid, MSE-Y, the "Phantom Limb Level Pack" keeps the excitement going. Not only are there new characters, but two new vehicles are included as well. The "Phantom Limb Level Pack" is a great addition to the game and helps resolve questions Star Wars fans may have had about C-3PO's new limb. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about the "Phantom Limb Level Pack".

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review Sun, 03 Jul 2016 17:33:57 -0400 Robert Guthrie

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, in all of its blocky glory, and it's pretty much everything you'd expect it to be. Following in the fine tradition of the fourteen previous LEGO games, LEGO SW: TFA has you smashing, jumping, and puzzling your way through the familiar backdrops of the newest Star Wars film, gathering an absolutely massive collection of characters and companions to your side.

LEGO SW: TFA is very much in the tradition of previous games and doesn't do much to break from the mold, which is both criticism and praise -- it's every bit as fun as the previous games, but unless you're interested in the source material or just hungry for more content, it doesn't offer anything new.

I've got a good feeling about this

Like the previous LEGO games, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes you through the basic plot of the The Force Awakens (though it curiously starts you out at the Battle of Endor). You fight, build, but mostly smash your way through each of the major set pieces of the new film (Jakku, Takodana, Starkiller Base, etc.), gathering familiar faces along the way. In terms of the basics of the plot, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is faithful to the source material, but that's pretty much where it ends. Wherever possible, the game has added ice cream cones, fish, slapstick, gratuitous camera winks, and other visual gags to spice up the cribbed dialogue.

And even if you're a crotchety old Star Wars fan like me, you have to admit that it's usually pretty funny. The game is wacky, fast-paced, does not take itself very seriously, and it works. The combination of original dialogue and dialogue from the films keeps you company during each of the levels, the voices of your favorite characters keeping pace with your advancement through the films. 

Don't get cocky kid

The formula for advancing through the game is pretty much the same as the previous LEGO adventures -- smash blocks, build things to solve puzzles, and fight past LEGO baddies. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens adds multi-builds, which gives you multiple options for each set of bricks, forcing you to think sequentially and adding an interesting level of strategy to the puzzles. It also adds blaster battles, a shoot-out style mini-game where you need to blast away Stormtroopers from behind cover (later on this is usually compounded with the need to solve a puzzle or defeat a dangerous foe at the same time).

Space battles also make a return, and while the controls aren't perfect, they're pretty good, and these are usually some of the more fun and compelling parts of the level. If you liked the puzzles from the previous LEGO games, then you're definitely going to like LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, since it largely follows the same formula.

Trust your feelings

At the end of the day,  it's a little hard to review LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because it feels less like a standalone game and more like a very robust expansion pack for the LEGO series as a whole. There's nothing wrong with the formula, and no reason to fix it, but if you've played one LEGO game, you've kind of played them all.

If you're new to the series though, LEGO SW: TFA is a great place to start. It's fun, irreverent, challenging, and a great game to play by your self or with others. 

DISCLAIMER: The writer of this article was given a copy of this game to review by the publisher.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Carbonite Block Guide Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:06:25 -0400 Robert Guthrie

One of the things that makes the LEGO games so fun and compelling is the huge number of collectibles and easter eggs that reward thorough players, and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens adds a whole new category: carbonite blocks. These blocks are found in the various hubs in the game and unlock classic characters from earlier Star Wars movies. Here's a quick rundown of where those blocks are:


Block 1 (Gray Squadron Pilot)

You'll need a lightsaber and someone with cold resistance to get this one. Cut the glass door inside the cantina with a character that has a lightsaber then use your cold-resistant one to enter the freezer and find the carbonite block.

Block 2 (Admiral Ackbar (classic))

Bring an agile character or a jet pack and an aquatic character. Use your jet pack or agility to get on the fuel storage tank and look for the dive pool on top. Your carbonite block is inside.

Block 3 (Princess Leia (classic))

You'll need an astromech droid and someone with force powers for this one. You can use your droid to interact with another astromech inside the command building and create a hologram. Use your force powers to pull the block out of the hologram.

Block 4 (A-Wing Pilot)

All that is required for this one is a grapple gun, though two characters are required. In the barracks, look for the locker next to the bed with two spots to grapple -- use your guns to pull it down.

Block 5 (Rebel Fleet Trooper)

This one is in the shooting range. All you need to do is hit the target three times to get your block.

Block 6 (Zev Senesca)

Look for the silver containers in and around the shooting range and blow them up with someone who has explosives to find the carbonite block here.


Block 1 (Padme Amidala)

You need a way to smash gold LEGO bricks for this. Break the gold LEGOs near the quicksand pit to reveal grip handles that will help you reach a platform with the carbonite block.

Block 2 (Greedo)

To reach this block, bring a character with a grapple gun and one with force powers. Look for the scaffolding with a grapple handle attached -- use it to get up, then switch to someone with force powers to retrieve the carbonite from a white case. 

Block 3 (Emperor Palpatine)

Bring an aquatic character to the dive pool in town and jump in to find the carbonite block.

Block 4 (Obi Wan Kenobi (classic))

Look for a scaffold near an ice cream dispenser that has two hanging bars -- use an agile character to climb up. Once you're up there, you can use a lightsaber to open the door, but you'll need someone who is resistant to toxic to actually get the carbonite brick.

Block 5 (Jawa)

Look around town until you find the door with two grapple handles -- use two characters to pull it open. Behind it is a door with gold LEGO bricks, and behind that there is toxic gas, so prepare accordingly.

Block 6 (Anakin Skywalker (podracer))

Way in the northern part of the map a room is hidden behind a breakable gate. Defeat 12 Unkar goons to reveal a golden wheel, then use the wheel on the door in the back to get the carbonite brick.

Block 7 (Bith)

Near the Millennium Falcon are a bunch of breakable block -- smash them to create a buildable astromech access port, then activate it. Rebuild the blocks into a set of speakers and activate them again to get your block.

Block 8 (Boba Fett)

In the central building of Niima outpost is a container that you can scan with your fancy space binoculars. Break the containers in the area to build a hat dispenser, then come back and scan wearing a Stormtrooper helmet to receive your brick.

Block 9 (Tusken Raider)

Use force powers to remove some grime from the carbonite in the central building of Niima outpost. 

Block 10 (Luke Skywalker)

This block is in the large crashed ship outside of Niima outpost. Look for the rancor.


Block 1 (Qui Gon Jinn)

Look for the cracked brick wall and bring someone with smashing power to get to this carbonite brick.

Block 2 (Obi Wan Kenobi (Episode III))

Look for the dive pool near the lake and jump in to find the carbonite block.

Block 3 (Rebel Commando)

This block is hidden inside a container that is blocked by a First Order terminal. Use a character with First Order access to pop it open and get the brick inside.

Block 4 (Yoda)

Bringing Rey for this is probably the best idea -- there's a spinner switch in the ruins and a climbing wall at the top once you raise the platform. Your block is waiting for you on the walls.

Block 5 (Queen Amidala)

All you need to get this brick is a lightsaber. Look for the wall near where you start, next to GA-97, and cut through it with your saber.

Block 6 (Princess Leia (Ewok Village))

This is a pretty simple puzzle -- not far from where you find block 5 is a switch that opens a door when you stand on it. All you need is for one character to stand on the brick while another goes through the door and gets the block.

Block 7 (Stormtrooper (classic))

There's a downed troop transport at the edge of the ruins. It has two grapple handles on it, so grab two of your grappling characters and get to work. The carbonite brick is inside.

Block 8 (Teebo)

In a clearing outside the ruins is a sleeping Grummgar -- pull the grapple above him to wake him up, then take him out (watch out, he's tough!). Once he's defeated, use someone with force powers to lift up the cushions of his couch and find your brick.

Millennium Falcon

Near the terminal for the Eravana are a bunch of breakable objects that you can rebuild into a game terminal that BB-8 can activate. Play the arcade game and avoid the space worm to get your brick.

Starkiller Base

Block 1 (Imperial Royal Guard)

Look for a cracked block near the TIE fighter landing pads. Break it down to find the carbonite in the hall.

Block 2 (Darth Maul)

Bring someone agile for this one. Jump between the handles to reach the top of the wall. Jump from the small platform to the twirl poles that end at an even smaller platform. The handles above this platform lead to another platform with white arrows. Ride the air current from the arrows around a corner to find your brick.

Block 3 (Count Dooku)

Find the grapple handle high on the building near the north entrance to Starkiller Base and use it to get on the roof with the turbolaster. Smash the blocks to build a control which you can attach to the turret, then blast the building across the courtyard to knock your carbonite down.

Block 4 (Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)

Use someone with dark side powers to pull the covering away from a power junction on top of a door protected by an energy shield, then power down the shield with the jack.

Block 5 (Han Solo (Stormtrooper)

There's more carbonite behind an energy shield -- get a Kylo Ren helmet from the hat dispenser to be able to interact with the scanner.

Block 6 (Death Star Trooper)

Go to the ledge with the Destroy Starkiller Base replay terminal. Smash everything. Use the blocks to build a mini TIE fighter and mini X-Wing. Enjoy the battle, then pick up the carbonite.

Block 7 (TIE Interceptor Pilot)

Look for the rocky ledge with the block of ice encasing a carbonite brick. Climb onto the ledge then switch to someone who can melt the ice.

Block 8 (Scout Trooper)

From the ledge where you found brick seven, use a jetpack to get across the gap to the snowy area with gold LEGO objects. Smash them to find a steam vent, then use that ride to the carbonite.

Block 9 (Anakin Skywalker)

Find the X-Wing wreckage, then use someone with force powers to move it and uncover a dive pool. Hop inside to get your carbonite.

Block 10 (Snowtrooper (Classic)

Smash open the cracked LEGO block to enter the cave and to get to the carbonite inside.

Know an easier way? Have questions? Just want to say hi? Let us know in the comments!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red Brick Locations Guide Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:58:10 -0400 Robert Guthrie

Red bricks are just one of the many awesome collectibles that you can find in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and they're pretty awesome! They unlock cool bonuses like higher multipliers, fast building, regenerating hearts, and more! Here's how to find all 25 of them.


Use a short character like Wicket or BB-8 to get up on the platform, then use a strong character like Chewbacca to pull the lever and push the cage down to the ground. You can then build a scaffold out of the cage and use it to climb around and get the red brick you see behind.


Find the floating red brick in the corner near the shop stand, then destroy all of the LEGO objects in the village to find hopping bricks. Use the hopping bricks to construct two Stormtrooper dummies then destroy them both to earn your red brick.

The Finalizer

Underneath the control center, use a force-sensitive character to construct a force bridge so that you can walk across the gap and get to the red brick that you see there. 

Niima Outpost

Start at the beginning of the level and blast through all of the LEGO objects on the right side so that you can slide beneath the ship. You'll find an area with a stranded Imperial landing craft and some Stormtroopers -- defeat the Stormtroopers then look for a silver LEGO object in the background. Switch to a character with grenades (like Chewbacca) and blow it up. After a moment, a guy in the background will build a ship out of the pieces and take off, dropping a red brick for you.

The Eravana

There will be a short cutscene where a rathar jumps into the background. A door with yellow markers will lower and you’ll gain control. Move right of this door to find an orange hook spot. Pull it open to reveal the red brick.

Rathar Hunting

In the dark cave you'll find a sliding surface and a door with yellow handles. Use a wookie to pull the handles, then jump on the bouncing platform inside. This will take you to a new area with a staircase that leads around to the red brick. 

Maz's Castle

In free play, from the 'Castle Approach' section, look for the area with a cracked white wall to the left of the castle entrance. Use any giant monster, like the Mantellian Savrip, to break down the wall and access the red brick inside.

Battle of Tadokana

During the battle, use your X-Wing to fly over the ruins of Maz's Castle. You'll find the red brick floating above one of the fallen towers.

The Resistance

Look around on the upper levels of the Resistance base. You should find a cracked white wall like the one outside of Maz's Castle. Break the wall with any large or monster character, then use a small character to crawl through the access hatch.

Starkiller Sabotage

This one is easy to find, but a little annoying to get to. To the left of the massive Starkiller Base door, you'll see a cliff where Snowtroopers keep spawning -- the red brick is in the corner above the cliff. Use any character that can double jump to make your way onto the cliff and to get the brick.

Destroy the Starkiller Base

First, construct and power the elevator so that you can access the upper part of the level. Move into the foreground and look for a grappling hook spot to the right of the screen. This will take you to a new platform with some Stormtroopers -- deal with them, then use the terminal to match the Stormtrooper pieces together. This will cause a whole lot of Stormtroopers to spawn in the next room -- defeat them to earn your brick.

The Finale

You should be able to see the red brick floating above the area where you face off against Kylo Ren. Look for a group of snowmen with a snowball nearby, then use use someone with force powers to roll the snowball into place so that you can jump to reach the red brick.

Epilogue: Luke's Island

The red brick is on a ledge above the island, but it's out of reach. Use Darth Vader to pull away a bunch of LEGO bricks that are covering up an access hatch, then use a small character to crawl through and reach the brick.

Lor San Tekke's Return

In the area where you can see a windy gap to your right, drop down to the left to find a a device that can be activated by BB-8. Turn on the device to reveal a game of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. Hit the green panel until you've won three rounds to receive your brick.

The Crimson Corsair

Work your way through the level until you find a red forcefield device that can be attached to a wall near a gap on the left. Smash the LEGO object near the gap and build the device that will deactivate the forcefield. Once inside, smash the LEGO stuff to find your brick.

Poe to the Rescue

In the long hallway before you encounter the chatty Stormtroopers, you can blast away a section of the hall to reveal Kylo Ren's secret room. After enjoying his awesome Darth Vader posters and teenage angst, switch to someone with dark force powers and use them on the desk to reveal the red brick.

Trouble Over Taul

Drop down the ladder into the rec room with the vending machine and the pool table. Over by the ice cream machine is a cold fog that keeps most characters out, but someone like BB-8 can roll right through. Use them to collect the red brick.

Ottegan Assault

Left of Kylo Ren’s landed ship, you will find a path that leads around the exterior of a brown building. There is one of the white cracked walls here like the one outside of Maz's Castle. Select a creature that can smash cracked walls and go inside to grab this brick.

Know a better way to find a brick? Have thoughts or questions? Let us know in the comments!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Releases Today Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:59:36 -0400 Daniel Lopez

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops today, allowing fans of the Star Wars saga a chance to relive Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in quirky LEGO fashion.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks new ground for the series, as it not only retells the story of Episode VII, but delivers exclusive story content that expands on plot points the film never touched on. Take on the role of the legendary Outer Rim space pirate, the Crimson Corsair, as he foils the First Order's plans. Explore the backstory of Jakku's mysterious explorer and ally to the Jedi, Lor San Tekka. Help Poe Dameron rescue Admiral Ackbar who is captured by the First Order, despite his above average ability to detect traps.

For folks who would like to dive even deeper into the events surrounding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, there will be an accompanying season pass available that will further explore key moments from the film with additional level packs, along with character packs that expand the already massive roster of the galaxy's most famous force wielders, bounty hunters, and droids.

The Season Pass is available for $9.99 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. It includes an exclusive “Jedi Character Pack” which is available today. Each DLC pack will can be purchased individually for $2.99. Check out the complete rundown of the DLC included in the season pass.

In addition to the the standard edition of the game, priced at $59.99, there is also a Deluxe Edition of the game available for $69.99 on PS4 and Xbox One. This edition includes the season pass, an exclusive LEGO Finn minifigure, collectible 3D graphic art, and grants players early access to “The Empire Strikes Back” character pack.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC. PlayStation 4 and PS3 owners will get treated to exclusive DLC, including the Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack.

Rey is in the spotlight of the latest LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:22:15 -0400 Eric Adams

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will release in just four short days and with that impending release comes a new video based on the main character Rey. For anybody who has seen the actual Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, they will know that Rey is clearly strong with the force. Her LEGO counterpart is strong with humor as she chucks fruit at Kylo Ren and also flies the Millennium Falcon, um, badly.

Anyway, Rey and company are sure to force some laughter out of gamers when the game releases. LEGO has been known for mixing intriguing story telling with nonstop humor in their video games and this will seem to be no different. Star Wars fans certainly will not want to miss this latest LEGO installment. If it is anything like the LEGO Harry Potter or Batman games then it is sure to not disappoint.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will release on June 28th, 2016 for PC, PS4, PS3, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. May the LEGO force be with you!

Check Out What LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has in Store for Its Upcoming Release Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:19:20 -0400 Daniel Lopez

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is releasing in just a couple weeks, giving fans of the Star Wars saga a chance to experience Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in the charmingly whimsical way that only the LEGO series can deliver.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not just a simple re-telling of Episode VII. Developer Traveller's Tales is delivering exclusive story content that expands on plot points the film never touched on — such as Han Solo and Chewbacca's dangerous Rathtar hunt and the adventures of the legendary Outer Rim space pirate, Crimson Corsair. So if you were just as confused as me about the old dude who bit the dust in Jakku at the start of Episode VII, don't worry, because the game will shed some light on this mysterious explorer, Lor San Tekka, and his connection to the fallen Jedi Order.

For folks who would like to dive even deeper into the events surrounding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, there will be an accompanying season pass available that will further explore key moments from the film with additional level packs, along with character packs that expand the already massive roster of the galaxy's most famous force wielders, bounty hunters, and droids. The season pass has a $9.99 price tag and will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

There are two editions available for pre-order: the $59.99 Standard edition and the $69.99 Deluxe edition. The Deluxe edition includes the season pass, exclusive LEGO Finn minifigure, and collectible 3D graphic art. Those who pre-order the Deluxe edition will also secure early access to "The Empire Strikes Back" character pack. The Deluxe edition is exclusively available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to release June 28th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC. PlayStation 4 and PS3 owners will get treated to exclusive DLC, including the Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack.

11 Minutes of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:32:08 -0400 Chris Cooper

Stupid, lucky IGN. They got to sit down with one of the more anticipated (in my opinion) of the all the Lego games: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

In this segment they're running around the junker ship Han and Chewie have been using to work various jobs until they "stumble" in the Falcon again while dealing with a debt calling Kanjiklub and some errant rathtars. 

The game is showing off a lot of the core Lego gameplay people have come to expect but there's a few new additions. To make things a little more "Star Wars" they've added segments called Blaster Battles. Throughout the game you'll have shootouts with enemies that require some basic third person cover fire mechanics. 


NEW Finn Vingette in the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spotlight Series Thu, 26 May 2016 07:58:08 -0400 LaurenChart

In the newest release by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes on his LEGO form. Finn’s LEGO character comes to life with iconic, witty LEGO dialogue, cinematic cutscenes, and key gameplay moments. Players can expect to get some game time as the ex-Stormtrooper with the Resistance in the fight against the First Order. John Boyega, the actor who plays the role of Finn in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, recorded original dialogue for the LEGO role. The Finn vignette debuts 33 days before the game’s June 28 release date.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens drums up excitement due to the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise. Players will relive the dazzling action from the blockbuster film. LEGO retells the storyline with their idiosyncratic lens of clever banter and witty slapstick. The game promises exclusive playable content exploring prefatory adventures leading up to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens timeline.

The cinematic universe created in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens immerses the player into the most authentic Star Wars experience. Original dialogue from key members of the theatrical cast elevates the return of the LEGO Star Wars franchise, voices include; John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Hans Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron), among others. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam (Windows PC) on June 28, 2016.

Summer's coming, but these 8 games will give you plenty of reason to stay inside Tue, 10 May 2016 08:46:56 -0400 Ty Arthur


Which of these eight upcoming summer 2016 video games we covered are you most looking forward to?


If none of these are up your alley or don't fit your platform of choice, don't forget there will be plenty of opportunity to pick up a huge library of past games as the inevitable GOG and Steam summer sales arrive.


What series do you think are going to get huge discounts this year around, and what are you waiting to pick up until the big digital sales hit?


King Of Fighters XIV


Release Date: August 23rd, 2016


With Street Fighter V out, there aren't too many big name beat 'em ups on the horizon for fighting game fans, but that changes with the upcoming 14th (!!) installment of this long-running series that started all the way back in '94.


Maintaining a classic feel, this one will include 3D fighters but on a 2D arena and sports fast-paced, high-flying kicks and punches from a huge cast of playable characters.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Release Date: August 23rd, 2016


Another classic series getting a new entry, we're again headed to a dystopian future where you can decide whether you want to sneak your way through each level or gun down everything in sight.


This one will be a direct sequel to Human Revolution, with the heavily augmented Adam Jensen having access to all new abilities and new ways to tackle any level by employing social skills, hacking technology, or just plain old killing everybody.



I Am Setsuna


Release Date: July 19th


Another title based entirely around nostalgia, but this time entirely lacking in vehicular mayhem, SquareEnix's I Am Setsuna aims to draw in that crowd that still regularly plays SNES and GBA roleplaying games.


Everything is put in place to please the Chrono Trigger-adoring crowd, from the emphasis on music to the turn-based combat. All indicators are that this will be a modern classic that will make us all remember why we spent untold hours exploring fantasy worlds when we were kids.



Carmageddon: Max Damage


Release Date: July 8th


This cult classic series based entirely around vehicular homicide is returning to tickle your nostalgia bone and offend pretty much everybody. Woo-hoo!


We all know the best part of a racing game is leaving the track, hitting bystanders, and generally causing mayhem, so why shouldn't a whole game be based around the concept?


For those worrying about the lack of diversity among victims, you can rest easy knowing you get to mow down and terribly dismember both nuns and penguins in this iteration of the series.



Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Release Date: June 28th


Lego editions of every blockbuster franchise now arrive like clockwork every year, and we're nearing Call Of Duty / Assassin's Creed levels here, but these tend to remain crowd pleasers among both kids and adults.


Somehow, these stay incredibly fun, and they manage to nail the humor more often than not. This one looks to be just as fun (and funny) as any of the Lego entries that came before.



No Man's Sky


Release Date: June 21st


Ready to Christopher Columbus your way around the universe (hopefully with a bit less genocide of indigenous peoples) while discovering and claiming several quintillion procedurally-generated planets?


This has got to be one of the most hyped releases of recent memory (although some are less than optimistic the end result will be as good as promised). Space travel, exploration, trade, and combat: this one is set to have it all, along with a unique and iconic art style.


To find out what's ahead, check our our article covering everything you need to know about No Man's Sky, or just watch the 13 minutes of footage below. Hopefully they manage to pull off this randomized universe and fill it with interesting and unique content, because this looks like something that could be really spectacular if done properly.



The Technomancer


Release Date: June 21st


After shifting release dates, this futuristic title that made our list of most anticipated RPGs of 2016 is now slated to arrive at the start of the summer proper. Every new crumb of info that has been released has just increased that anticipation, with some of the latest gameplay footage (see below) looking phenomenal.


Set in the future on the planet Mars, this one is going to strongly appeal to fans of games like Alpha Protocol or Mass Effect that blend action and RPG gameplay with multiple routes to confront any given situation.





Mirror's Edge Catalyst


Release Date: June 7th


Despite some rough spots, Mirror's Edge really turned heads in 2008 with its extremely fast-paced, first-person gameplay that managed to not be a shooter. Once again with Catalyst, you'll be running at full speed along narrow ledges and on high catwalks in this origin story revolving around main character Faith Connors.


Adrenaline junkies will want to jump on this one... but not folks with a fear of heights. If the radio broadcast towers in Far Cry 3 had you breathing rapidly and grabbing a hold of the couch in white-knuckled fear, then this one is not for you.



We're on the cusp of finally hitting summer, which is when the blockbuster movies drop but the gaming landscape is sadly a little more barren.


On top of a sparse release schedule, unfortunately previously planned release dates for several big names were pushed back. Persona 5 for instance is now heading to September, while Horizon: Zero Dawn is slated for some nebulous point in 2017. Torment: Tides Of Numenera's full release date meanwhile remains entirely shrouded in mystery, although early access is available through Stream.


Some really huge titles have either already launched or are about to drop by the end of the month before the official start of summer 2016 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Homefront: The Revolution, Doom, Overwatch, and the massive Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4. These should keep you busy, but for the true game fanatic, they won't last till September.


If you manage to work your way through all of those titles by summer's end (or just don't care for those respective genres), don't fret: there's still some gaming goodness coming that will keep you indoors and out of the heat. Here, we're rounding up eight of the most anticipated summer 2016 video games that will be well worth your time!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Wed, 04 May 2016 04:52:15 -0400 Rachael Johnston

Star Wars Day is starting on a good note with this new trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The game is set to release on June 28th with exclusive story content for the main characters in The Force Awakens film -- and on a timeline that leads up to the movie. It features original dialogue from much of the cast, including Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Harrison Ford (Han) and John Boyega (Finn). 

May the 4th be with you.

LEGO heads to a galaxy far, far away June 28th Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:16:25 -0500 Eric Adams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is returning in LEGO form. TT Games will release a new LEGO Star Wars based on the latest film in the franchise on June 28th for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. This will be the 4th LEGO Star Wars game released and the first since LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was released in 2011.

Jamie Eden, Game Director at TT Games, announced the game via a post on the PlayStation blog. The post describes how TT Games was allowed to work with Lucasfilm for specific characters and locations from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Along with the post came a very humorous LEGO parody of the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer which you can find at the top of this post.

Along with the announce trailer, Eden goes on to say that LEGO Star Wars will give PS4 and PS3 players access to exclusive downloadable content which includes a Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack. No further details were released for the DLC.

More information on LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in the coming months. Until then, May the Force be with you.