To paraphrase Ahsoka Tano, this is a new day, a new beginning, a new opportunity for you to flaunt your Star Wars fandom with some merch.
Announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, in partnership with the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm, is set to launch next year, and honestly, how are you even going to wait that long? (We suppose you could distract yourself with a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, or something.)
Luckily, there’s a trailer. Check it out below.
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks our return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy,” says Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games. “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the launch of the original LEGO Star Wars game, and it’s equally exciting to now move the series forward and help create a new era of LEGO Star Wars games.”
Available on the Xbox One family of devices (including Xbox One X), as well as on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature games based on all nine Skywalker saga films, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, both of which are making their LEGO Star Wars game debut. Players can roam the entire galaxy with their favorite cast of characters — from Luke Skywalker, Rey, and BB-8 to Darth Vader or Kylo Ren if they choose to turn to the dark side — and command some of the greatest vehicles across the galaxy.
From the desert of Geonosis, the swamps of Dagobah, and the snowfields of Starkiller Base, players will have the power to revisit any planet, at any time, in any order they wish. The entire galaxy is available to discover and play in.
The game features the biggest roster of playable characters in the LEGO Star Wars series, including the greatest legends from every era of the Skywalker saga. The vehicles from across the galaxy are also available to command. Players can jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon to outrun Imperial starships, battle First Order TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings, or pod race on Tatooine.
“With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, we wanted to give fans the ultimate Star Wars video game experience with all the humor and charm that is uniquely LEGO,” says Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.”
“We are thrilled to continue LEGO Star Wars’ 20 years legacy with this impressive new game where kids and families can join forces to explore the galaxy together,” says Sean McEvoy, vice president of digital games at the LEGO Group. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains a massive amount of content and is an accessible entry point to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring all of the fun and unforgettable gameplay that makes LEGO games appealing to audiences of all ages.”
There are a handful of screenshots below to tide you over until next year.
Photo: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment