With the end of May the 4th and the rush of brand new Star Wars content light-speeding its way across the galaxy and onto our consoles, new light has been shed on what’s soon to come for Star Wars fans. Lego Star Wars fans get to celebrate a brand new game based off the beloved film franchise, but moviegoers maybe getting the shaft with Traveller’s Tales newest game.
There are three things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and Lego Star Wars games. What is not guaranteed, however, is what content will be in those games exactly. Fortunately for us, there is an entire day dedicated to Star Wars and some valuable information regarding the game and its content was revealed to us Lego fanatics. According to Traveller’s Tales, there will be six extra missions that will take place between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and all the content that will take place during this time period in the Lego games will be considered as concrete canon for the overall universe. This is extremely exciting being both a Star Wars and Lego Star Wars fan because for the first time we will all be able to play though a game based off the movie and not already know everything that will be coming up ahead of us. There will be brand new content, dialogue and stories expanding the universe that we have never heard or seen before to further extend the story of The Force Awakens, while also answering some questions to mysteries that film left unanswered.
On the downside, however, Star Wars fans who are not gamers or into the kid friendly and often times downright sill, Legoization of the series will be missing out on some important information that will be canon. The Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Adventures Trailer revealed a list of levels and stories gamers will be playing though. Although, most of this canon information is kind of throwaway (but nonetheless interesting) like Rathtar Hunting, Poe to the Rescue and Trouble Over Taul, episodes likes Lor San Tekka’s Return are major installments to the universe, characters and lore and most Star Wars fans will be missing out on it completely. One of the bigger questions that The Force Awakens had left its audience wondering about long after the credits had rolled was who was that old man was who gave Poe the map to Luke Skywalker?
I can’t even begin to tell you out of the five times I went to go see the Force Awakens how many conversations of strangers leaving the theater were centered around Lor San Tekka and his part to play in the film other than handing over a map. Some thought he might have been Rey’s father or uncle, others thought he was a plot device and even one person was convinced it was an older version of Ezra Bridger from Star Wars Rebels. While mostly if not all of these theories have already been proven wrong, those who do not follow the Lego games or even give them a second thought might never know who Lor San Tekka truly is, which of course will be explored in his episode in the game.
(spoilers if you haven’t seen the Force Awakens yet) Lor San Tekka is dead, he dies fairly shortly after being introduced, meaning we wont be seeing or learning a lot about him going forward. The possibility of him appearing in a flashback or appearing as a ghost or something in future installments, however, is not out of the question, as he was living peacefully on Jakku, which was the same planet our newest Star Wars hero, Rey, was left abandoned on and that can’t just be any old coincidence. Whether these questions will be addressed in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens exclusively or are further explored in upcoming film installments is left unknown, but we do know for a fact that his secrets will be revealed in the game later this June and I for one cannot wait.