lego star wars: the skywalker saga
The Force’s First Family throws a block party
THE DEVELOPER SAYS… “We have new AI , we have new camera systems, we have new combat, we have new shooting… we wanted to do a new overhaul of our technology.” James McLoughlin, game director, TT Games
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Our bodies are beyond ready for block-based Porgs. Thanks to TT’s latest brick builder, The Last Jedi’s adorable alien penguin thingies are finally flapping onto Xbox One. Not only does this mark the LEGO debut forRian Johnson’s polarising sci-fi flick, but the upcoming The Rise Of
Skywalker is also being treated to a blocky makeover in this bumper Star Wars celebration. With a new campaign that spans all nine mainline films, LEGO Star Wars:
The Skywalker Saga is already making our Midichlorians hot and bothered. The story mode also lets you play through the movies’ main setpieces in any order you see fit, so if you’d rather not infect your screen with Jar Jar and skip straight to the Battle of Hoth instead, you can. Poor Binks.
TT is promising a complete revamp of the first seven films’ levels. Remember, both the original and prequel trilogies received their own games back on Xbox 360, while The
Force Awakens also got a rather splendid LEGO tie-in in 2016. If you were hoping for a fresh overhaul of
The Phantom Menace’s triple-threat saber duel, you’re in luck, Padawan.
The Skywalker Saga also introduces new hub areas, including Yoda’s homeworld Dagobah, and Starkiller Base. Seeing as TT already made a Jakku hub in LEGO Star Wars: The Force
Awakens, don’t be surprised if Rey’s desert makes an appearance, too.
As long as the campaign doesn’t linger too much on the prequels’ worst moments – we’re looking at you, horribly padded speeder chase from
Attack Of The Clones – this should provide Force fun times in abundance.
BE LOW Darth Maul gets to show off his acrobatic fighting skills in LEGO form all over again.