LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been a long time coming, but the wait for fans is nearly over. The TT Games-developed LEGO is an outing that was in the making, with the game's initial trailer coming out back in June 2019. The title will allow gamers to play through all nine movies of the Skywalker Saga, in adorable brick-form.
While fans of TT Games' LEGO franchise may think they know what they are getting in The Skywalker Saga, they could not be more wrong. The studio's latest is a reinvention of LEGO games, offering expansive open-world sections, more involved combat, and a new engine allowing for stunning block-based visuals.
Looking closer at the combat, though, the latest LEGO title looks to be much more action-based, giving the player more agency in the sequence when compared to the fairly bare-bones combat of past LEGO games. With this new combat, fans will get a whole net set of moves, one of which has just been showcased for the first time.
The Smooth Moves of LEGO Star Wars Combat
TT Games, by way of Twitter, showcased a first look at what they are calling a "counter maneuver" for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
The brief video shows off a Jawa using this new counter on a Stormtrooper in a heated battle on Tattooine.
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TT Games is Taking Notes
While the combat of past LEGO games may have been some one-button fun, that looks like it is going to be continually changing for The Skywalker Saga. What is nice to see here, though, is that it seems that TT Games has been taking notes.
A counter and dodge-roll have become staples of modern game design (thank you Dark Souls). And while TT could have rested to what they have done before, it is nice to see exactly the extent of these improvements the studio is making.
But how far does it go? Just looking at these 10 seconds of footage, it is easy to see that this is a denser, more detailed world on-screen. This inlcudes more enemies coming at the player than ever before.
So it makes sense that TT is expanding that combat toolbox of moves for players to tackle these new and improved challenges.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 5.