The LEGO series has an odd relationship with Nintendo hardware. In the current generation we've had the rather good LEGO City: Undercover as a Wii U exclusive, but multiple major releases in the franchise have left the Nintendo system out of its DLC. Yet LEGO Marvel's Avengers on Wii U provided a welcome change with a full season pass and DLC line-up, only missing out on PS4-exclusive extras.
Unfortunately LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going back to old form with a Season Pass that's evidently skipping Wii U. The press release announcing the content lists "PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Steam (Windows PC)"; that also means the 3DS misses out, but the portable entries in the series have often followed their own path.
For those with supported systems the season pass will cost $9.99 / £7.99 and have three level packs along with five character packs; each level pack will otherwise be $2.99 / £2.50 with character packs being $1.99 / £1.70. Those with the season pass will also get The Jedi Character Pack included on launch day.
We're rather disappointed, all told, especially as the level packs seem to have some decent content; details are below.
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)
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)
Finally, PS4 and Xbox One are getting Deluxe Editions that include a season pass and more besides.
We've reached out to Warner Bros. Interactive for comment, and will update this article should we get a response.
Ultimately the inconsistency of DLC support in the LEGO games is ongoing - the Wii U's limited userbase is likely the reason for this, though that doesn't make it any less disappointing.