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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – All 200+ Characters Revealed!

Yes, BB-8 is the best character of the bunch, but I think you'll be surprised by the other characters that rise to the surface. Athgar Heece? Ever hear of him? I used him just as much as Rey, Finn, and Han Solo. What about Crusher Roodown? He rocks as well. The gargantuan roster of 200-plus characters included in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is loaded with surprises.

So consider this your SPOILER warning. The video below shows off each character in action for a few seconds. There are a handful of strange additions that I think you'll get a kick out of. Also, check out my review for a rundown of what you can expect from this title.

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Test Chamber – See How Han And Chewie Captured Those Rathtar Things In Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out this week, giving Star Wars fans a chance to play through the events from the movie. It also plays host to several canonical missions that expand on the film's lore. In this episode, Jeff Cork and Andrew Reiner play through a level that explains how the fierce rathtar creatures ended up on Han and Chewie's freighter. Spoiler: It involves a tiny model of the Millennium Falcon?

As you might expect, TT Fusion strikes a balance between reverence and silliness, highlighting what makes the films and characters so memorable while adding plenty of slapstick moments. The episode highlights some of the access that the studio was able to get, which included rounding up the original cast and getting them to record new dialogue just for the game. Surprisingly enough, Harrison Ford seems into it, too. Acting!

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available starting June 28 on PlayStation4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Vita, 3DS, and PC.

 

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Rey Loves Her Vegetables In The Latest Lego Force Awakens Character Vignette

TT Game's latest Lego adventure is almost assembled. Check out how the game is handling the film's biggest heroine in the following character vignette.

TT Game's videos are always full of fun gags, such as Rey fixing a television or tossing vegetables at Kylo Ren. Watch the whole thing below. Don't worry it's not a huge commitment, only 30 seconds.

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on June 28, with an optional Season Pass. For those who want to try out the game before it launches, a demo featuring the Niima Outpost level was made available at E3.

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Report: You Can Finish Watch Dogs 2 Without Using Deadly Force Once

The official PlayStation blog recently interviewed Game Director Danny Belanger about how Watch Dogs 2 was separating itself from the original game. The biggest change? Apparently you'll be able to go through the entire game without killing people.

It's worth noting that it's the author of the post that says this, and not a direct quote from Belanger itself, but the quotes immediately following the statement seem to support it:

“The player has the freedom to play the way they want,” explains Belanger.

“We’re using three playstyles to talk about the game. The combat hacker — who is more proactive and uses hacks to take down people. There’s the ghost hacker — they can use hacks to distract and make noises. And then there’s the trickster hacker. They can finish a whole mission without actually physically being there.”

You can read the entire post here on PlayStation's official blog. And be sure to check out our preview of Watch Dogs 2.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
I did not like the original Watch Dogs. In fact, I think it's pretty fair to say I outright hated it, mostly because of its failure to live up to its promising premise of a game about a hacker vigilante. Also, Aiden. Aiden is the worst. That said, it sounds like Watch Dogs 2 is shaping up nicely, refining what worked about the original game while addressing the criticisms it received. 

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Free Droid DLC Is Coming To PlayStation Versions Of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Traveller's Tales announced today a free droid DLC pack will be coming to those playing Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on PlayStation consoles. The DLC will be available at launch on June 28.

Available will be R5-D4 from A New Hope, IG-88 from The Emperor Strikes Back, the battle droids from the Clone Wars television show, Captain Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid, the Captain Commando Droid, their commander General Grievous, and the protocol droids ME-8D9 and W1-LE. Check out a new trailer for the droids below.

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The new content will be available for free on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out out cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

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Kylo Ren Gets The Spotlight In Latest Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches next week, bringing an adaptation of the latest film with the traditional Lego charm. The latest teaser for the game shows off the villainous Kylo Ren in action.

In this footage, we get to see some moments directly from the movie recreated with Lego characters. Kylo Ren is still voiced by Adam Driver, and we see his interrogation of Rey and a humorous twist on his interaction in a village on Jakku. Check out the new footage below.

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on June 28, with an optional Season Pass. For those who want to try out the game before it launches, a demo featuring the Niima Outpost level was made available at E3.

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Nintendo Details What Amiibos Do For You In Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force was viewed as a largely disappointing reveal at last year's E3 by fans who wanted a new entry in the Metroid series that mirrored the games that made the series so great in the first place. While the title was completely absent at this year's E3, the game is nearing the end of its development as it gears up for launch in just under two months. Nintendo has filled us in with new details regarding how its Amiibo figures will augment play in Federation Force.

Much like the Amiibo functionality in games like Yoshi's Woolly World, it seems as though most of the figures provide cosmetic changes to Federation Force. When you scan an Amiibo, your mech sports a paint job similar to that character. While we don't know which Amiibos will work with this function, Nintendo used the examples of Mario (see above) and Bowser (see below) to demonstrate what the mechs look like.

In addition, when you use either of the Samus Amiibos (regular or Zero Suit Samus) on Metroid Prime: Federation Force, you unlock helpful items and in-game upgrades. Nintendo did not detail what those upgrades are, but it did show the new paint jobs you unlock when you tap Samus and Zero Suit Samus on your 3DS.

As a reminder, in order to scan Amiibos to your 3DS, you need be using one of the New 3DS handhelds, or you need to buy the 3DS NFC Amiibo Reader that gives the original 3DS and 3DS XL devices the ability to read the Amiibos' NFC.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases on 3DS on August 19. The see the game in action, head over to our episode of Test Chamber.

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Lego Star Wars: Force Awakens Demo Available Now On PSN

During PlayStation's E3 conference, the publisher played a trailer revealing new footage of Lego Star Wars: Force Awakens. The end of the trailer revealed that a demo for the game is now available for players to check out on PSN, two weeks before the game's release.

As of right now the demo looks like it's only available for the PS4 version of the game.

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The Empire Strikes Back In Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition Pre-Order

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a Deluxe Edition, and those who pre-order it will get early access to the Empire Strikes Back Character Pack which contains Boba Fett, the Hoth versions of the obligatory heroes, Lobot, and more.

Those who pre-order the Deluxe Edition get early access to the pack on launch day, but it's not known when it will be made available to the general public. The Empire Strikes Pack Character pack includes: Boba Fett in white armor; Luke, Leia, and Han Solo in their Hoth gear, Lobot, Ugnaughts, Bossk, and Dengar.

For more info on the game's character packs, click here. You can also discover more about it by clicking on the banner below to take you to our cover story hub.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out for multiple platforms (trust me, it's coming out for whatever you own) on June 28.

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Season Pass Includes Three Levels, 50+ Characters

Warner Bros. Interactive has provided the details on what Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' season pass includes. As it turns out, it's three new level packs and five character packs – including an exclusive bonus Return of the Jedi one for passholders.

Below, you'll find the complete breakdown for the $ 9.99 pass (with text straight from Warner), which is also included in the $ 69.99 deluxe edition of the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Each pack can be purchased individually, too, for $ 2.99.

 

Level Packs

Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack

  • A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for BB-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet in an effort to find his way home.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle), Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle)    

First Order Siege of Takodana Level Pack

  • Experience the thrilling assault on Maz Kanata’s castle in a new way. Storm the shores of Takodana with Kylo Ren and the First Order in a quest to capture Rey and BB-8 to crush the Resistance forever.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Strono "Cookie" Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo, Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)

Escape from Starkiller Base Level Pack

  • After crash landing on the surface of Starkiller Base, join the battle from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. With the help of a loyal astromech droid, outmaneuver the First Order to escape the planet before it explodes.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: C'ai Threnalli, Colonel Datoo, Lieutenant Rodinon, Lt Wright, R3-Z3, Assault Walker (Full-size Vehicle), Assault Walker (Microfighter Vehicle)

 

Character Packs

The Jedi Character Pack – Season Pass Exclusive / Available June 28, 2016

  • Features powerful members of the Jedi Order. Available exclusively to Season Pass owners.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Jedi Interceptor (Full-size Vehicle), Jedi Interceptor (Microfighter Vehicle)

The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack

  • Play as select characters from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Anakin Skywalker (Damaged), Captain Panaka, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padmé Naberrie, Watto, Zam Wesell, Naboo Starfighter (Full-size Vehicle), Naboo Starfighter (Microfighter Vehicle)

The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack

  • Showcases the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers from the upcoming LEGO animated series, debuting June 20th on Disney XD.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Baash (Iktotchi), Graballa the Hutt, Kordi Freemaker, Naare, Raam (Iktotchi), Roger (Battle Droid), Rowan Freemaker, Zander Freemaker, Star Scavenger (Full-size Vehicle), Star Scavenger (Microfighter Vehicle)

Star Wars: Rebels Character Pack

  • Play as the crew of the Ghost from the popular Disney XD animated series. 
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Ahsoka Tano, Chopper, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Seventh Sister Inquisitor, Zeb Orrelios, Ghost (Full-size Vehicle), Ghost (Microfighter Vehicle)

The Clones Wars Character Pack

  • Exciting characters from the acclaimed animated series.
  • Playable characters and vehicles include: Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, Republic Gunship (Full-size Vehicle), Republic Gunship (Microfighter Vehicle)

 

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