Boba Fett hovering in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Release Date Announced

May 8, 2020

By: Joseph Allen

 
 
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Developer
Traveller's Tales
Publisher
Warner Bros. Games
Release Date
April 05,2022 (Calendar)
Genre
Action
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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga finally has a release date. The game, which will encapsulate all nine films in the main Star Wars series, will be available for PC and consoles on October 20th.

This news comes via the regular "This Week In Star Wars" presentation on the official franchise YouTube channel. The most recent instalment featured a small segment on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga along with a release date announcement. That announcement was pretty hastily deleted, but not before IGN picked up on it. Looks like someone will be facing the wrath of the Sith for that mistake.

 

A few days ago, to celebrate May 4th, the official Star Wars website posted an interview with TT Games execs Jonathan Smith and Craig Derrick. In that interview, Smith and Derrick promise "new technology [and] new game mechanics" in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, as well as a roster of over 500 characters from across the franchise. We also got some new key art showing off various characters and scenarios from across the saga, including fan favorites like Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and Daisy Ridley's Rey...uh...of indeterminate parentage.

Key art for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

 
 

This being a game that focuses on the main Star Wars saga, you won't be seeing any content from properties like Rogue One, Solo, or The Mandalorian, although it is possibly we may see characters appear as hidden characters or unlockables. Nothing on that front is confirmed at this time. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 20th this year.


Quick Take

The prospect of a reworked engine and new mechanics for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is pretty compelling. These games have arguably been following too much of a template for a while now, so we might get to see what TT Games can do when the formula isn't quite so rigid. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker was pretty much an unmitigated disaster in terms of character development and narrative, but maybe TT Games can salvage something from the wreckage. If nothing else, Lego Emperor Palpatine should offer some amusement.

 
 

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