Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros have released a new Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga behind-the-scenes video. It shows off some of the game's new gameplay features, as well as rather amusing additions like PewPew Mode and Mumble Mode.
What is this Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga PewPew Mode?
After being delayed numerous times, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is finally arriving this April, so developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros are sharing some more info about the game in the run-up to its launch. This new behind-the-scenes video shows off some new gameplay features; there's a new over-the-shoulder shooting perspective, for example, that's designed to make you feel "more in the action", according to the devs. The Force powers have been expanded, too, letting you fling objects at enemies using the Force. You can check out the video right here.
Most amusingly, though, Traveller's Tales goes into some detail about two fun modes: Mumble Mode and PewPew Mode. Mumble Mode lets you switch the dialogue in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga back to the way the series used to be, so characters will mumble and make non-verbal noises rather than actually speaking to one another. PewPew Mode, meanwhile, swaps many of the game's sound effects with mouth noises, so blasters will literally have someone saying "pew pew pew" as you fire them. We're not sure if these features were necessarily worth the massive crunch the devs apparently went through to get this game made, but they're neat nonetheless.
When is the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga release date?
You'll be able to finally get your hands on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga when it launches on April 5th. It's a full Lego representation of all nine main-series Star Wars movies, and will include The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker for the first time in a Lego video game. Once you've picked a movie to play through, you'll be able to visit any of its planets in any order in a pseudo-open-world fashion. The game will also feature overhauled combat with more emphasis on combos, as well as more in-depth Force mechanics, richer space battles, and more.
When it arrives, you can grab Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on PC, PlayStation consoles, Xbox platforms, and Nintendo Switch. You can wishlist the game right now on Steam if you want. It'll also interact with certain physical Lego sets, including The Rise of Skywalker's Knights of Ren transport ship and The Empire Strikes Back's iconic AT-AT walker. We're pretty sure there isn't going to be another delay at this late stage, either, so it's safe to start getting excited about this one if you're a Lego Star Wars fan.