After suffering numerous delays, upcoming video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga finally has a release date: 5th April.
Covering all nine films in what is now known as the Skywalker Saga, this is set to be the biggest LEGO Star Wars game yet. And with it planned to launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC, you’ll be able to play it no matter what format(s) you own.
In LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga you’ll start by picking the trilogy of your choice. If you’re new to the Star Wars series and are more familiar with the latest trilogy then you might want to start there, while others might want to start right at the very beginning with the prequel trilogy. Whichever players choose, it seems that they’ll find that there’s much more the gameplay than in previous LEGO games. There are vehicles to take control of, for example, as well as a new combat system that includes impressive combo chains, counters, and third-person shooting with aimed hits. You can even use force abilities.
Levels will have multiple routes through them, allowing players to charge in or be stealthy. And as usual, it’s up to you whether you push on with the main story or simply take time to explore. In fact, thanks to side-missions to complete and Khyber bricks to find, which unlock new abilities, going off the beaten path should prove to be more worthwhile than ever. What has us really excited, though, is that while you’ll be able to easily change your location via a galaxy map, you can also take to space in a variety of craft and engage in dogfights.
All in all, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga sounds fantastic. Thanks to its more detailed visual style, it looks phenomenal too. And did we mention that it has over 300 characters to unlock? You’ll be able to make used of them all in Freeplay mode. The gameplay video below also reveals something that ardent LEGO Star Wars game fans will appreciate – Mumble Mode. So, if you don’t want to hear LEGO minifigs speak, you don’t have to.
Needless to say, if you’re a fan of Star Wars, LEGO, or even better, LEGO Star Wars, then April has just got a lot better. It just seems like a missed opportunity to not have it launch a month later, on 4th May. Oh well. At least we get to play it sooner.