The Hype Builds for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Daniel Cortez, Staff Writer

After many delays, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is finally being released on April 5, 2o22. The game was originally supposed to come out in 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic ruined the chances of that.

The game was then set to release in the spring of 2021 but was unfortunately delayed again. This gave the developers more time to fix and add things to the game.

The original game, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, holds a special place in the hearts of many 2000s kids. The game lets you play through the events of the first six Star Wars movies and was overall a very entertaining and enjoyable game. The game was released on November 6, 2007, so obviously, the graphics and gameplay weren’t groundbreaking. This new game sets the expectations high, especially with all the new technology we have now compared to back then.

Official cover for the iconic Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga video game

A gameplay overview for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, was recently uploaded to the LEGO YouTube channel. The game looks extremely fun with new flying movements and shooting mechanics. Players can start from any era from the iconic series. A player can begin with Star Wars: A Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, or Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

Menu screen for the episode select in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

There are over 300 playable characters, 45 levels, and 24 planets to explore. The amount of playable characters is unbelievable, as you can go from playing as Darth Vader to R2D2. This is a huge upgrade from the original Lego Star Wars game, which only had 127 playable characters. Overall, as expected, this game will have much more content than the original.

Character select screen in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The hype for this game is through the roof, especially for hardcore Star Wars fans. The films are special to a lot of people and being able to play through them is truly amazing. The game will bring back something from the 2007 classic that all the old fans will love.

At the end of the gameplay overview, we see that mumble mode will be available as an extra. In the original LEGO games instead of speaking dialogue, the characters would mumble words. Everybody loved this and will most likely use it. The gameplay overview has gathered over 2.1 million views on YouTube and all three trailers for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, have combined for a total of 7.8 million views.

Mumble Mode and other extras in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The game’s deluxe edition will feature some bonus content for those who purchase it. The deluxe edition will include seven-character packs. These character packs will be The Mandalorian seasons one and two, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Bad Batch, a trooper pack, and classic characters pack.

The characters from these movies and TV shows will be playable in the game. As the name implies, the trooper pack will obviously feature clone troopers from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The classic character pack contains characters from the 2007 game, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

The delays for this game were a blessing in disguise because if it had been released when it was supposed to, then it probably wouldn’t look as good as it does now.

The fans have been patient and it looks like the long wait for the game will be worth it. We will know if these delays were truly worth it when Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, releases on April 5.