It has been a journey nearly as grueling as the Kessel Run to get to this moment, but in a matter of weeks, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will hit store shelves. The latest brick-based epic from developer TT Games was first announced back at E3 2019, and nearly three years and a couple of delays later it's finally ready for its time in the spotlight.
Skywalker Saga looks to be the biggest LEGO game ever, bringing together all nine Star Wars adventures for gamers to play. The title features over 300 characters to take control of, marking one of the largest rosters in a LEGO title.
And it is not just the vast amount of content that is turning heads, but the scale of it as well. Gone is the simple platforming of past titles in the franchise, and instead Skywalker Saga plays much more like a third-person-action game akin to Uncharted and God of War.
A LEGO game has never looked this good, and the latest trailer for the title proves that in spades.
The Villains of LEGO Star Wars
A new trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga debuted as a part of the Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022. The footage focused on the villains from across the Star Wars canon, featuring appearances from Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, the Emperor, and many more.
Spliced across various iconic moments from the galaxy far, far away, the gameplay remained authentic to the classic Star Wars experience, while throwing in that signature TT Games charm.
The nine big bads featured are:
- The Emperor
- Darth Vader
- Darth Maul
- Count Dooku
- Kylo Ren
- General Grievous
- Supreme Leader Snoke
- Jango Fett
- Boba Fett
See the full trailer below:
It Feels Good to be Bad
Since A New Hope first debuted in 1977, Star Wars has only ever been as good as its villains. So it seems fitting that the bad guys get their own trailer for the game that is looking to be the ultimate celebration of the franchise up to this point.
For fans who have been keeping up with The Skywalker Saga, nothing is going to surprise in this trailer; however, nearly three years after the world first saw this game, it still manages to shock with how good it looks. This truly does not look like the LEGO projects of the last decade or so - this is a new game for a new generation.
All one has to do to see this is simply look at the character models. The way that light reflects and refracts off of them, giving off this perfectly-plastic look, really shows off the visual improvements the development team has been working on.
And, as seen in the trailer above, it is nice to know that despite being a celebration of Star Wars, this game does not lose the LEGO game charm from the days of yore. Whether it is the Emperor calling to "Execute Order 67!" or Kylo's lightsaber running out of juice, the fun will still be there.
Not to say that these sillier moments will get in the way of those big set pieces from the films, but it is a LEGO game after all, so what would it be with a little fun?
Fans will be able to get a hold of these villains and so many more when LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga releases worldwide on April 5 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.