Last night during XBox’s E3 press conference it was revealed that LEGO Star Wars is back with the Skywalker Saga and will cover all 9 movies in the saga including the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of The Skywalker.
As well as already knowing the game will be released sometime in 2020, we now also know that as well as releasing on XBox, the game will also be coming out on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. There has been no confirmation of a release for Microsoft’s next gen console – currently named Project Scarlett but given the 2020 release, it may be possible. The announcement trailer can be viewed below.
Players will of course be able to play through classic Star Wars movies including A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Force Awakens and making their video game debuts – The Last Jedi and Rise of the Skywalker. Developer TT Games are returning to the LEGO franchise that started with the first modern LEGO video game – 2007’s LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
The Skywalker Sage features the biggest roster of playable characters in the LEGO Star Wars series including the greatest legends from every era of the Skywalker saga. Players can fight against the forces of evil as favourite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more. The greatest vehicles from across the galaxy are also available to command. Players can jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon to outrun Imperial starships, battle First Order TIE fighters in Resistance X-Wings, or podrace on Tatooine.
“With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, we wanted to give fans the ultimate Star Wars video game experience with all the humour and charm that is uniquely LEGO,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.”
“We are thrilled to continue LEGO Star Wars’ 20 years legacy with this impressive new game where kids and families can join forces to explore the galaxy together,” said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains a massive amount of content and is an accessible entry point to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring all of the fun and unforgettable gameplay that makes LEGO games appealing to audiences of all ages.”
It feels like E3 has been good for Star Wars fans with not only this announcement but also the 15 minute demo footage shown by EA on Saturday evening for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
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