TT Games’ very first LEGO video game arrived all the way back in 2005 with LEGO Star Wars: The Videogame. Now, 16 years on, things are about to come full circle with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – a title that sounds like it’s going to change everything we thought we knew about LEGO video games, and which the studio’s Head of Design Arthur Parsons says will be a ‘flag-bearer’ for future titles.
Here’s everything you need to know about TT Games’ newest adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Which Star Wars films will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga cover?
As its title suggests, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will cover the nine mainline films, focusing on sections not already turned into levels in previous LEGO games. That’s everything from The Phantom Menace through to The Rise of Skywalker, but not counting Solo: A Star Wars Story or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Those films will instead be touched on in the six downloadable content packs, though that may be just through new characters rather than levels.
How will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga differ from previous LEGO games?
TT Games is promising to rewrite the rulebook for its latest sequel, which is apparently built on the premise of ‘freedom’. You’ll be able to explore the galaxy at your own pace, completing the story in any order you choose, in an engine that’s been built from the ground up. There’s a new fully-controllable, over-the-shoulder camera (marking a departure from the nearly top-down view of previous games), a new cover system for blaster characters, and even a new lightsaber combat system.
When will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga be released?
It’s the burning question, but one nobody knows the answer to at the moment. It was originally planned to launch in 2020, then delayed to spring 2021, and now delayed yet again – seemingly indefinitely. We’re still holding out hope that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will launch in 2021, but it’s impossible to say at this stage, and we wouldn’t be too surprised to see it pushed back to 2022.
Is there a trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
The most recent trailer debuted at Gamescom in August 2020. Check it out below.
How many characters are in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
According to TT Games’ lead hub designer Dawn McDiarmid, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature as many as 800 unique characters. Of those, roughly 300 are expected to be playable, which would set a new record for a LEGO video game. With nine movies (plus DLC) to draw on, though, it’s not really that surprising – especially when we know that character list already includes both Yaddle and Babu Frik. Prepare for a deep dive into the Star Wars galaxy…
How many planets are in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
Unlike previous LEGO Star Wars games, which were all anchored around a hub world – be it Dexter’s Diner, Mos Eisley Cantina or a Republic Venator – this ambitious sequel will allow you to explore the entire galaxy. Well, not quite the entire galaxy, but at least 23 of its planets and moons, with 28 unique locations dotted among them. (Expect multiple locations on Tatooine, for instance, but probably only one on Dagobah).
Will there be additional content for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
Yep: so far, six downloadable content packs have been confirmed for the game, expanding it beyond those core nine movies into the wider Star Wars galaxy. As well as a Classic Characters pack (which we’re hoping will include retro 2005 video game versions of Anakin, Luke and the gang), you can expect two packs for The Mandalorian, one for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and one based on the upcoming animated Disney+ series Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga have online co-op?
Nothing’s been confirmed so far, and it could really go either way. While the PC versions can be played online through third-party services, online co-op hasn’t been part of the console games for years, so there’s no reason to assume LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will buck the trend. On the other hand, if this game really is as ground-breaking as TT Games is making out, online co-op would be the icing on the cake…
Is there a deluxe edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
There sure is. As well as the base game and exclusive Darth Vader packaging, the deluxe edition includes all six DLC packs, an alternative steelbook case, and an exclusive Blue Milk Luke Skywalker LEGO minifigure, referencing what looks likely to be one of the game’s running gags. You can pre-order it from GAME in the UK.
Will there be a free minifigure with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
The vast majority of TT Games’ titles in recent years have included a free minifigure with select versions of the game, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is no different. As mentioned above, the deluxe edition will come with an exclusive Blue Milk Luke Skywalker minifigure, featuring a brand new face print.
Which platforms will LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga be available on?
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s been developed primarily for the previous generation of consoles, though, so the PS5 version will be missing key features like DualSense haptic feedback, ray tracing and 3D audio at launch.
Which version of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga should I buy?
That depends on which freebies you’re after with your game, and how much you’re happy to spend at launch. The Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive physical LEGO minifigure of Luke Skywalker, exclusive packaging, a steelbook case and all the DLC, but will retail for £59.99 in the UK. The Warner Bros. online shop, meanwhile, is offering a free LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader keyring with the standard version of the game for £49.99. Check out our full pre-order guide here.