The latest entry in the Lego Star Wars franchise was already shaping up to be a grand celebration of the films, featuring space combat, planets from each film, and an open-world structure. Thanks to an interview in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, it seems those initial lofty reports of the game’s scope were actually underselling TT Games’ true ambitions for the title.

According to the game’s lead Hub Designer, Dawn McDiarmid, the title appears to be the biggest and most feature-rich Lego game yet. In the interview, Dawn shares how the team has built the game’s open-world in a way that allows players the option to play the films in any order, unlocking characters from those eras in the saga as they play through the story. This includes previously unannounced characters such as the lumbering Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back, and the adorably tiny Babu Frik from The Rise of Skywalker!

Speaking of characters, Dawn shared the news that the game will be absolutely flooded with roughly 800 unique characters, nearly 300 of which will be fully playable! To complement the massive scale of this open-world adventure through the galaxy far, far away, the game will feature an all-new quest system that will be organized onto an in-game datapad. This new datapad functions as a quest log, allowing players to tackle multiple quests at once that are promised to be more intricate and silly than what has come before.

 

 

It’s clear that this title will be a must-have for every Star Wars fan, whether they’ve just joined the fandom thanks to The Mandalorian, or were among those who saw the original film’s debut back in 1977. That fact becomes even more apparent when you combine these new bits of information to what we already knew of the game such as its improved third-person-shooter mechanics, vast array of starships such as the Razorcrest and Millennium Falcon, and a story that spans all nine of the numbered Star Wars films! This title is gearing up to be an absolute love letter to all things Star Wars, and I for one can’t wait to see more.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be dropping out of hyperspace and onto Nintendo Switch this Spring.

 

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A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

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