The latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens confirms that the film’s cast will do voice-work for the game, including Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley.
As if a Star Wars property could ever pass up a marketing opportunity… Happy May 4, everybody, and may the force be with you. Surprisingly, today’s Star Wars hype doesn’t all come by way of Disney. Instead it’s LEGO and WB jumping at the chance to show off more LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An all new trailer titled “New Adventures” was released today, which also revealed a big exciting feature of the game: the film’s major actors will be doing voice work for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Everyone’s favorite heroes and villains have joined the game’s cast. Hopefully gamers have seen The Force Awakens by now, but if not it’s best to stop here for fear of spoilers. Here are the actors who will be reprising their roles in the upcoming LEGO video game:
- Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)
- Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
- Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa)
- Daisy Ridley (Rey)
- Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux)
- Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
- Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
- John Boyega (Finn)
- Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata)
- Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka)
- Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)
That is to say, everyone’s back. LEGO must have a pretty impressive business relationship with Disney to get such a star studded cast to voice their game.
Regarding the trailer, beyond the voice cast reveal, plenty of gameplay is shown. The trailer’s focus is on “New Adventures,” from which players are supposed to draw the conclusion that the new LEGO game will fill in some of the side-stories left off-screen in the movie — or side-stories that didn’t really happen in the movie at all and are just fun.
This is the point of the story where we have to put on our skepti-goggles. It must be made clear that this trailer and the statements provided by LEGO and WB do not say whether The Force Awakens actors will voice the entirety of the game. In fact, it rather pointedly says they’ll only be featuring original dialogue in these New Adventures. Going back to the original LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens announcement trailer, no character voices were heard. The implication is that no, the main actors will not provide dialogue for the main game.
These “New Adventures” have already been detailed to some degree. They’re unlockable levels which players will discover by collecting in-game “Gold Bricks.” They bridge some of the content in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Perhaps that’s why the original cast came back to help flesh the content out, to give it a bit of extra star power. Star Wars faithful will find themselves forced to play it now.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is planned for release on June 28 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and 3DS.