We’ve got a good feeling about this…
That’s right, after being indefinitely delayed earlier in the year, the much anticipated Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has finally been given an official release window of Spring 2022, as was announced last night at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live event!
The reveal of the release window was preceded by a new gameplay trailer showcasing all the events from the famous film Saga, now beautifully reconstructed in small plastic bricks!
Lego Star Wars first found life back in 2005 as a fun playable adaptation of the Star Wars Prequel trilogy, which not only found universal acclaim in its own right but kickstarted the entire Lego Videogame series as we know it today. As such, this new entry is nostalgic not only to Star Wars fans but to Lego game fans too.
After Lego Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Batman and yes even Knight Rider (Lego Dimensions was a weird game), the Lego series is finally going back to its roots with the pop culture franchise that started it all.
Rather than being a compilation of the previous Lego Star Wars entries but just with the most recent films being added to the mix, this new game is a complete and total redo of the entire series, with completely new and different levels, cutscenes, and features.
Whereas the original Lego Star Wars games were limited to having just 6 Acts per Episode, this new game seems to be adapting every single scene from the entire Saga, from the Bombad Underwater Chase in Phantom Menace to the Battle of Exegol in Rise of Skywalker.
Not only that but to keep in line with the more recent Lego Star Wars entries, this new entry will feature original voice acting in place of the comedic silent miming of the original games (which personally I always preferred). With more cinematic lightsaber fights, open-world areas, and a cast of characters across 9 epic films, this definitely seems to be the definitive way to re-live the Star Wars Saga…..in tiny plastic form at least.
Excitingly, it has also been confirmed that the game will also contain levels based on The Mandalorian, but sadly no content from Rogue One or Solo. We’ll have to wait a little longer to finally play as Lego Phoebe-Waller-Bridge robot.
I don’t know if Lego pieces can actually control the force, but they certainly can inflict great power and suffering when trodden on.
Are you excited to play the new Lego Star Wars? Which Star Wars film are you most excited to play in Lego form? Let us know in the comments!