It's been an excruciating wait, but gamers are in the home stretch for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Lucasfilm and TT Games recently announced that the title will finally be released on April 5, coming after two years of delays. The date reveal came with a comprehensive gameplay trailer, giving fans a look at what to expect from the largest LEGO video game to date.
LEGO Star Wars fans endured many months at a time of complete radio silence regarding the game, but their patience seems to have paid off. The visual advancements The Skywalker Saga footage has displayed have been breathtaking, taking legendary heroes and villains and placing them into locations that seemingly came straight out of the movies.
The new game boasts over 300 playable characters and 24 iconic planets, with the opportunity for gamers to explore each world in depth before undertaking new adventures. With the event game just under two months out from release, the time has come for TT Games to ramp up the marketing campaign. To sell fans on the visual spectacle they're in store for, new stills have been revealed that give a special look at a certain protocol droid in all his glory.
LEGO Star Wars Video Game Stills for C-3PO and Porg
The LEGO Star Wars Video Game Twitter account released a new still from the forthcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, shining a spotlight on C-3PO. The protocol droid stands in the sands of Mos Eisley spaceport, with a Dewback and R2-D2 hanging around behind him:
In honor of the recent Groundhog Day, the account also shared an image of a LEGO Porg lounging on the Jedi island of Ahch-To:
The Finish Line a Stone's Throw Away
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was initially announced in 2019, several months before even The Rise of Skywalker was released. The journey has been long and painful, requiring the patience of a Jedi that could be arduous at times, but the wait is on the brink of being over.
The game will be another fun addition for all families but will be particularly special for the generation of kids who grew up in the early 2000s. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game was the first LEGO title to release, coming in 2005 to coincide with the debut of Revenge of the Sith. A game allowing players to pursue the original trilogy's adventures dropped the following year, and 2007 brought everything together into the iconic The Complete Saga game.
The Skywalker Saga will allow those now-adults to relive some of the best parts of their childhoods, all while offering a new generation of Star Wars fans to find the same love for the galaxy far, far away in the form of bricks. The stills shared by TT Games are indicative of just how far things have come; the graphics for the original LEGO Star Wars games were impressive at the time, but the detail in the forthcoming title is incredible.
Fans in their 20s and older should have no shame in being excited about the game. Many of them may have kids of their own now and can share in the experience that the goofy versions of George Lucas' universe, passing on what they have learned. In a short amount of time, the game of the millennia will be within reach.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga releases on April 5.