Microsoft Reveals LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, All Nine Movies In One Game

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order inevitably stole the spotlight at EA’s tie-in E3 showcase over the weekend, but it wasn’t the only game set in a galaxy far, far away to be revealed. We all knew ahead of time, of course, that Respawn would be bringing us the first footage for its slick action-adventure during the event, but nobody foresaw the alternative.

Just one of the many titles showcased on-stage during its own presser, Microsoft revealed LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, the most ambitious entry yet in Warner Bros.’ long-running series. Unlike past installments, which generally adopt a single film or trilogy for the meat of its gameplay and story, The Skywalker Saga does away with restraint in uniting the entire film franchise under one roof.

In case that wasn’t clear enough, all nine films – from  The Phantom Menace all the way up to and including this year’s The Rise of Skywalker – are to be covered in the blocky sandbox adventure. A staggering nine full-length movies being condensed into a single video game. Crazy, right?

As far as gameplay goes, fans can no doubt expect the series’ hallmark LEGO construction elements, as well as exploration and a wealth of playable characters. The trailer itself, which you can find above, also confirms the continuation of the franchise’s traditionally lighthearted storytelling, with one scene, in particular, retelling that famous moment from Empire Strikes Back with a comic twist. Other iconic characters shown include Rey and Kylo Ren from the Sequel Trilogy, as well as representatives from the prequels in the form of Darth Maul. No Jar Jar to speak of, though. Phew.

Sadly, no release date or platform availability was confirmed during the reveal, though with past releases being multi-platform, there’s little reason to believe this latest addition will be any different. Expect further LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga details to arrive later this year, though given its inclusion of The Rise of Skywalker, there’s a good chance we won’t be seeing this one until 2020 at the earliest.

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