LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

It's been a while since we last heard anything about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but it's hard to forget about a title that has the potential to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its fans. Today, as part of its Star Wars day celebrations, the official Star Wars website has shared a little more on what we can expect to see.

We'll kick things off with a particularly interesting section of an interview with TT Games' Jonathan Smith and Lucasfilm Games' Craig Derrick. As you may know, the game is set to span all nine Skywalker saga films, meaning that the cast of characters it could draw upon is humongous. Derrick says that we can expect many of a near-500 character roster to be playable.

Jonathan Smith: We’re all fans; there’s no shortage of characters we’d love to play with. And you can’t ask us to pick a single favorite! It’s the fact that the whole cast is brought together, uniquely in this LEGO form — the complete collection, from Admiral Ackbar to Zorii Bliss — which makes the game so special.

Craig Derrick: There are nearly 500 characters in this game, with many of them playable. When choosing characters for a game this large, we just looked at every film in the saga and tried to say “yes” as much as possible. That said, it often comes down to storytelling and the specific role of the character in the quests and game progression. Of course, we have almost all of your favorite heroes and villains from the films, many background players, a few surprises, and…Yaddle!

Alongside the interview was the official reveal of the game's key art and several screenshots. As you can see for yourself below, the key art draws upon all three trilogies.

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

You can check out the full interview with Jonathan Smith and Craig Derrick here if you're interested. Remember that a Star Wars-specific sale is currently taking place on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Are you looking forward to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga? It's planned to launch on Nintendo Switch and other platforms later this year.

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