After a lengthy production period, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be released on April 5th. We got a sneak peek at the game during TT Games’ digital preview event. Where we saw some of the re-created Star Wars episodes in action.
The Skywalker Saga, which was first revealed in 2019 for a 2020 release. Would be available on all current consoles, including the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Check out the trailer from Lego here:
The Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is jam-packed with downloadable content. Including re-creations of all nine major Star Wars films in the Skywalker Saga, as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, both seasons of The Mandalorian, and The Bad Batch. Over 300 characters and 20 unlocked planets from the Star Wars universe are included.
We got to get a glimpse of the opening of A New Hope. Which featured Princess Leia obtaining the Death Star plans broadcasts and figuring out how to retrieve the ship’s schematics. However, you are not required to begin with the stages based on the original 1977 film; the game’s initial menu allows you to select anything from The Phantom Menace all the way up to starting with Rise of the Skywalker.
In the first level of A New Hope. You can switch between Leia and General Antilles to solve riddles and navigate the ship. Eventually taking over as R2-D2 to reach an escape pod. A perk when you play as a droid? Unless you attack first, enemies will not consider you as a danger.
Each level, like previous Lego games, contains distinct obstacles, quick-time events, strategy chances, and some interesting components. If a passage is blocked. You can advance in a variety of ways. Such as blasting debris away with a laser turret or extinguishing a fire with the ship’s water cannon. It’s also simple to switch between blaster gun and hand-to-hand fighting.
According to TT Games, the game is designed for users to discover and enjoy in the way that best suits their play style.
This “do it your way” attitude pervades the entire game. Kyber bricks, for example, can be collected during levels and used to increase abilities. There is no wrong way to collect the bricks, according to TT Games. Speedy Sprint, which allows you to run quicker, is one of the first improvements you can obtain.
These enhancements can be applied to a variety of character types. Including Jedi, Scavenger, Bounty Hunter, Dark Side, and Protocol Droid. Each character class has unique and distinct ability improvements. If you play as a Jedi, you can equip the Force Flinger. Which enhances attack damage when you toss an object with the Force. If you’re playing a Dark Side character, you can equip Fear the Dark Side. Which causes foes and bystanders to flee from you.
The game includes a menu where you can keep track of upgrades, missions, and which ships you’ve unlocked. As well as other in-game bonuses like a Porg companion, galaxy maps, and the option to quickly switch between episodes.
The Skywalker Saga has co-op play throughout. Making it simple for anybody to join your campaigns through the Star Wars films. You can, for example, play with a pal as master and padawan.
Boss encounters put your ability to anticipate your opponent’s attacks and strategize your own to the test. Staying on top of quick-time events will save you if Count Dooku tries to Force choke you. Enemies can learn your attacks and blocks as you play, so keep your combat plans diverse.
One of my favourite aspects of the game is the level of detail. Such as the shadows and light reflections, as well as the environmental weathering system. Most of which was likely re-created from prior Lego Star Wars games. If C-3PO is walking across Tatooine’s deserts, you’ll notice sand pocketing and scuffing up his leg joints. The Skywalker Saga also flawlessly mixes in its own funny moments. Making the game much more than just a Lego replica of all the Star Wars films.