The recent Star Wars resurgence (thanks to Disney's acquisition of the franchise) spearheaded by The Mandolorian and the new sequel trilogy of movies has caused an explosion in the number of Star Wars fans around the galaxy. Many of these newer fans didn't grow up on the original Star Wars, but this generation of younglings can still experience them in other ways. When a dated movie just doesn't cut it, video games can step in to help. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is aiming to do just that.
And let's be honest. Adults love the LEGO video game series too. I'm sure it will be on my personal list of the best PS4 games.
What is LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an upcoming video game that adapts the main nine Star Wars films that comprise the Skywalker Saga: The original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the sequel trilogy.
- The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Attack of the Clones (2002)
- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- A New Hope (1977)
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Return of the Jedi (1983)
- The Force Awakens (2015)
- The Last Jedi (2017)
- The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
According to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, all nine films will be compiled into one brand-new video game package, not unlike LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which bundled up levels based on the original and prequel trilogies.
So far, we know that there will be a total of 45 levels, with each episode receiving five story missions each. Previous versions of this game included a main hub where characters jumped off to experience separate missions. This game will be set up similarly, but will have a specific hub for each episode rather than simply sharing one hub for all the episodes.
If you're wondering whether or not you'll be able to play as your favorite Star Wars characters that appear in the main Skywalker story, the chances are pretty high. There are going to be over 500 playable characters to choose from. I know I'm excited to run around as Boba Fett, Darth Maul, and Han Solo among others.
Who is making LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is being developed by Traveller's Tales within the company's new engine known at NTT and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment rather than a Disney publisher.
Will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga adapt other Star Wars movies?
It doesn't look like it will adapt any other Star Wars movies other than the main nine episodes. The anthology films Rogue One and Solo will be left out as they don't directly tie into the Skywalker family's journey.
What about the PS5 version of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ?
The Official PlayStation Magazine revealed that the PS5 version of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga does not support the DualSense controller's haptic feedback. This means the trigger resistance players feel while doing things like drawing a bow in other games won't be something they'll experience with The Skywalker Saga. The game will still be playable on PS5, of course.
What can I expect from LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gameplay?
Though its announcement trailer didn't show any actual gameplay, you can likely expect it to play similarly to previous LEGO Star Wars games. You'll run through levels based on iconic parts of each movie and complete them by exploring, solving puzzles, and building LEGO tools to progress. And because it's a Star Wars game, you'll surely be able to participate in lightsaber duels and use your Force powers.
The developer did not reveal what, if any, new gameplay mechanics would be making their way to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but the studio did say that fans will have "complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy." And best of all, The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters with a massive amount of content.
Will players be able to fly a TIE fighter, X-wing, or the Millennium Falcon?
We don't know all of the game specifics yet, however, the TT Games website does show a picture of an X-wing Starfighter that seems to imply that players will be able to fly it. Honestly, it would just be a serious mistep and a let down if you couldn't pilot the Millenium Falcon as well.
We know for sure that there will be podracing on Tatooine and the ability to man an Alliance snowpeeder on Hoth, so it really doesn't seem out of the question for actual space battles to exist as well.
Will it remake the previous LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga video game, which originally came out over ten years ago, isn't just being thrown into The Skywalker Saga and ported over. The Skywalker Saga is a completely new game, and for the first time fans can hop in at any point in the franchise timeline, whether they want to start with The Phantom Menace or skip all the way until The Last Jedi.
The Force Awakens was adapted into a LEGO game a few years ago, but it's also being completely remade from the ground up for The Skywalker Saga. The Last Jedi film never received a LEGO video game counterpart, so this will be the first time it is adapted in this way.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Pre-order bonus
Best Buy's website states that it is offering an exclusive steelbook to anyone who pre-orders LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. So, if you'd like to get an extra special collectors item, you'll want to order the game as soon as you can.
This steelbook depicts a LEGO Han Solo encased in carbonite and is perfectly fitting for the game. If you're a Star Wars or video game collector, the steelbook will be reason enough to pre-order the game as soon as possible. Considering how popular past LEGO Star Wars games have been, these steelbooks aren't likely to last long.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition
The LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition will feature Darth Vader on the cover and will come with a slipcover that when removed, takes Vader's mask off. The following things come inside the Deluxed Edition:
- Exclusive Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk LEGO Minifigure
- LEGO Star Wars: The SkyWalker Saga Base Game
- Character Collection bundle with six character packs
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Release date
In August 2020, the official LEGO website showed that the game wouldn't we releasing until Spring 2021, so we shouldn't expect it until sometime between March and June. We don't know an exact date yet, but we'll update when we learn more.
The game will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. You can pre-order it today.
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