After initially being announced back in 2020, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has finally been given an official release date for fans to look forward to.
This is everything you need to know about the game - including where you can pre-order it right now.
What is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be the sixth instalment in the Lego Star Wars franchise, and will adapt all nine of the Skywalker saga films into the game.
The films are: A Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
You can also choose to play the game in any order that you like - this means if you don’t fancy playing Attack of the Clones for example, you don’t have to. Or if you want to start the game with The Rise of Skywalker instead of A Phantom Menace, you can do that too.
Players can choose to play from over 300 playable characters from every era of the saga, including heroes like Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Finn, or villains like Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren and more.
You’ll be able to visit legendary locales from the different Star Wars films, such as the desert of Geonosis, the swamps of Dagobah and the snowfields of Starkiller Base. You can also travel through space and revisit any planet at any time you fancy.
Lego says that “expansive hub areas based on memorable settings from the films offer fun quotes and more to explore”.
Talking about the game, Jonathan Smith, Head of Production and Strategic Director at TT Games, said: “As fans, we were always going to go big! With the conclusion of the Skywalker saga in Episode IX, and 15 years since the first LEGO Star Wars, it really felt like the right time to aim as high as possible; to create a LEGO landmark.”
Craig Derrick, Managing Producer at LucasFilm Games, added: “We needed the game to feel epic in scope and scale whilst bringing the player intimately closer to the action like never more.
“This required new technology, new game mechanics, and a passionate team of developers to create a cast of hundreds and all the familiar worlds they populate — all with the charm and humor you expect with a LEGO Star Wars game.
“Quite frankly, this game is massive because it had to be.”
When will it be released - and what platforms will it be on?
It was in 2020 that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was first announced - years later, the game has finally been given a release date after many delays and postponements.
The game will officially launch on Tuesday 5 April 2022.
It will be made available on the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC as well.
Where can I buy it?
Because the game won’t be released until April, you can’t buy the game quite yet - however you can pre-order it from a number of retailers already.
For those looking to get their hands on a physical copy of the game, you can pre-order the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga deluxe edition from Game for £59.99. The deluxe version includes the game, a character collection DLC including six character packs and Luke Skywalker with Blue milk Lego minifigure.
Or you can pre-order the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Game exclusive version for £59.99, which includes everything the deluxe edition boasts as well as an additional Han in Carbonite Steelbook.
Alternatively, you can pre-order the standard edition from Game for £49.99.
On the Game website, make sure and double check which format you’re buying - you can choose between Xbox, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
You can also pre-order the standard edition of the game from Argos, also for £49.99.
Smyths Toys also has pre-orders open for the standard edition of the game too, for the same price.
Finally you can also pre-order the Character DLC edition of the game, available on PS5, Nintendo Switch and PS4, on Amazon.
PC players looking for a digital version can pre-order the game via Steam - either the regular edition for £39.99 or the deluxe for £49.99.
Players who pre-order through Steam will get day once access to the Trooper Pack.
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