Lego Star Wars is a fan-favorite franchise for gamers all over the world. With The Skywalker Saga’s upcoming release, we’ve got all the info you need, from release date details, the Galaxy Map, pre-orders, and trailers.
Revitalizing the formula that players have come to expect in a Lego game, players will once again be able to hop into the shoes of their most beloved characters within the Star Wars universe.
The first entry in the title released way back in 2005, with the latest installment, The Force Awakens, dropping back in 2016 – so fans are highly anticipating the release of this title that bundles the whole Skywalker saga together.
- Release date
- Galaxy Map
- Who is developing The Skywalker Saga?
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga pre orders
During Gamescom 2021, it was revealed that the game will be released in Spring 2022.
This comes after multiple delays to the game. After the original delay from its 2020 release date, the game was due to drop on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2021.
However, on April 2, 2021, Traveller’s Tales revealed that it had been delayed again, with developers unable to meet the intended Spring 2021 release.
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We’ve been treated to a slew of trailers that showcase the stunning visuals and comedic timing that are due to appear in the game.
In these glimpses, we see characters like Darth Maul, Vader, and Leia reenvisioned in stunning next-gen detail, truly setting its mark against the older games that covered the very same movies.
Skywalker Saga announcement trailer
With iconic recreations of some of the most beloved scenes and locations in George Lucas’ tales, it tells us that players will experience all nine films in one, giant, new game.
Skywalker Saga gameplay trailer
Showcasing some fantastic game moments that harken back to cult games like Star Wars Episode I: Racer, fans are able to control Anakin’s pod, channel the force with Luke, and experience “the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before.”
Skywalker Saga gameplay trailer 2
A second gameplay trailer was released alongside the Spring 2022 release date reveal, showing even more iconic fan-favorite recreations from the Saga.
The Skywalker Saga introduces a slew of changes to the usual style of play associated with previous Lego games. Here, players are able to experience any of the nine Skywalker episodes in any order that they see fit.
Not a fan of one of the stories? Skip right by it, as the game puts the choice right in your hands. The movies that have already been made into games by Lego also receive overhauled levels – providing returning players with a fresh experience.
In a blog posted to the official Star Wars site back in May 2020, developers also confirmed that there are close to 500 characters in the game, many of which are made available for play.
Another standout gameplay feature was revealed during the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night event when fans were treated to a first look at the Galaxy Map we’ll be able to use to zip from planet to planet.
The map lets players fully explore locations that are chock-full of well-known landmarks from the franchise, such as Ahch-To, the harsh desert of Geonosis, the murky swamps of Dagobah, and the snowfields of Starkiller Base.
Continuing on with the Lego series is none other than Traveller’s Tales, who has previously developed Lego Harry Potter, Lego Pirates of The Caribbean, and of course, the Star Wars titles.
For fans of the series, this ensures a continuation of the same style and caliber of polish that they’re used to.
With two simplified versions available for pre-order – Standard and Deluxe, players know exactly what they’re getting when looking to preorder the game.
- Standard Edition: Includes the base game.
- Deluxe Edition: Includes the base game and Character Collection bundle, introducing characters from games outside of the Skywalker Saga such as The Mandalorian, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The retail Deluxe Editions also include an exclusive slipcover for the game box which reveals the face of Darth Vade under his mask and a Luke Skywalker Minifigure that holds a huge carton of Blue Milk. Specific locations for preordering the Deluxe Edition also offer an extra goodie – a Han Solo in Carbonite Steelbook.
This awesome item is exclusively available at select retailers, though – so be sure to get your order in! Fans can get this at Best Buy in the US and Canada, or Game in other locations such as the UK.
So, there you have it. Everything we know about the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Make sure to check back often, as we’ll continually update you with any new information as it drops.