LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets voice acting, new combat mechanics

If you've ever played any of the LEGO Star Wars games, then you're accustomed to their special blend of humor and storytelling. They're changing things up a little for their next installment for The Force Awakens. However, it's looking like the changes will be for the best.

Up until now, all of the characters in the LEGO Star Wars games have been silent. Well, mostly silent, anyway. This time around, they've tapped some of the actors from the film to help breath life into their LEGO counterparts. What's more, they'll be exploring some stories that take place before the movie.

Developer TT Games recently revealed that roughly a third of the game will be spent exploring stories set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. We'll learn about how Han and Chewie managed to capture the rathtars, and how C-3PO ended up with that strange red arm that made him so unrecognizable.

They've also added some new mechanics to the game, including a cover system, and the ability to choose from multiple objects that can be created from the same pile of bricks. The game will be out later this summer, with a release date of June 28, 2016.

VIA: The Verge