Two years after the game was initially supposed to debut, will finally arrive on April 5th. TT Games’ long-awaited title adapts all nine of the Skywalker Saga films, and you’ll be able to choose which trilogy to start with (so you might want to get the prequels out of the way first).
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming to PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It is said to be the biggest Lego game to date, and publisher Warner Bros. Games provided a detailed look at what’s in store with a gameplay trailer.
There are new combat mechanics, including ways to chain attacks together and defend with counter-attack moves “in styles tailored to your favorite characters.” Expect new blaster mechanics, with an over-the-shoulder perspective and third-person aiming reticle and a cover system. Of course, there will be a ton of lightsaber action, space battles, and plenty of opportunities to use Force powers as well.
Many levels will have multiple paths to explore and you can take on side quests. Class-based skills are upgradable and there are over 300 playable characters to unlock. There’s also a Mumble Mode, which will replace intelligible voice lines with murmurs, à la previous games in the series.
Several current and former employees told the publication that TT Games has had a “challenging work culture over the past decade and a half” and that during times of crisis, work weeks between 80 and 100 hours were not rare (although overtime is said to have been limited in recent months). TT Games has also had a high level of employee turnover since starting work on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga almost five years ago.
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