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RUMOR: Start screen for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga leaks

A disturbance in the force

The gang behind LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been unusually tight-lipped about the project since its original reveal. While we know the game is slated for this year, we haven't really seen anything new about it in months. It appears that might be changing, as a rumored bit of leaked content has made its way onto the web.

The above image is supposedly the start screen for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. It shows off just some of the over 500 characters that will be included in the game. The screen is just a rumor for now, but it certainly looks like the real deal. If it is real, hopefully this means we'll be getting some new details on the game soon.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga getting multiple LEGO sets

10 new sets to collect!

We are thrilled to reveal several new LEGO Star Wars sets which feature in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, the highly anticipated new console game featuring all nine Skywalker saga films.

Consumers can enjoy interacting with the same LEGO Star Wars vehicles, starships, and characters in real life and in the game! With a code found inbox, fans can command characters and ships from the following sets.

LEGO® Star Wars™ 501st Legion™ Clone Troopers (75280)
Stage an epic battle between elite 501st Legion Clone Troopers and the Separatist Army’s Battle Droids. Look out for the droids from the AT-RT cockpit using the electrobinoculars. Launch into attack with the BARC Speeder and fire the stud shooters. Fight back with the Battle Droids’ blasters. Who will triumph in this exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ adventure? You decide.
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ Anakin’s Jedi™ Interceptor (75281)
Team up with Anakin Skywalker to pilot his awesome LEGO® Star Wars™ Jedi Interceptor! Place trusty droid R2-D2 on the wing, jump into the cockpit and launch into galactic battle. Flip up the wing flaps to attack at speed. Fire the spring-loaded shooters and reload. And when you land remember to grab Anakin’s Lightsaber from under the wing to defend against enemy forces!
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ Armored Assault Tank (AAT™) (75283)
Join forces with Jedi hero Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper against the Battle Droids. Beware! The Droids’ Armored Assault Tank has powerful weapons. Dodge missiles fired from the spring-loaded shooters. And watch out for the AAT’s cannons. You will need to use all your Jedi skills to win this epic Star Wars: The Clone Wars battle!
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ Knights of Ren™ Transport Ship (75284)
Danger! The Knights of Ren are chasing Rey in their transport ship! This awesome hover vehicle moves at lightning speed and the Knights can see everything from the cockpit. Take cover to dodge the spring-loaded shooters. Fight back against Kylo Ren’s heavily armed soldiers with Rey’s Lightsaber. You will need to use all your Jedi skills to avoid capture by these bad dudes!
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ General Grievous’s Starfighter™ (75286)
Get set for an epic clash between General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi! The powerful warlord Grievous is flying into battle in his awesome starfighter. Look out for the spring-loaded shooters. When the starfighter comes in to land, use Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber and the Airborne Clone Trooper’s blaster to challenge the warlord. Who will win this thrilling Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith battle? You decide!
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-AT™ (75288)
Join Luke Skywalker on the Hoth battlefield and challenge General Veers in the mighty AT-AT. Stay clear of the legs of this huge combat walker. Dodge the spring-loaded shooters. And watch out for the Snowtroopers attacking on the speeder bike with their tripod gun. Use Luke’s Lightsaber to fight off other Imperial troopers. Then throw the thermal detonator into the AT-AT to try to topple it!
Release: August 1, 2020
Additionally, unlock codes come with the following LEGO Star Wars products to let fans play with a character or ship from those sets in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The Razor Crest and Resistance I-TS Transport codes are the only way to get these special playable ships in the game.

LEGO® Star Wars™ Death Star™ Final Duel (75291)
Help Luke Skywalker tackle Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in an epic Death Star battle! Overpower the Imperial Royal Guards and enter the Emperor’s throne room. Challenge Darth Vader to a Lightsaber duel. Force-jump onto the bridge, but watch out – it may collapse in battle! And stay well clear of the reactor shaft. Will Darth Vader save his son Luke when Emperor Palpatine attacks? You decide! Look for a code to unlock the Emperor character from this set in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game.
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ The Razor Crest™ (75292)
Fly to the outer reaches of the galaxy in The Mandalorian’s armored transport shuttle, The Razor Crest! It’s got everything you need for a mission – a big cargo hold for carbonite bounty, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod… and even a bed to get some rest! When you land, grab the weapons and prepare for battle. Protect the Child and defeat Scout Trooper to prove you are the ultimate warrior! Look for a code to unlock the Razor Crest vehicle from this set in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game.
Release: September 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ Resistance I-TS Transport (75293)
All aboard the awesome Resistance I-TS Transport to begin another exciting mission with Lieutenant Bek and Vi Moradi. Put the Astromech Droid and GNK Power Droid in the cargo hold. Jump in the cockpit, power up the engines and blast off! You never know what you might encounter at Galaxy’s Edge. If enemy starfighters attack, fire the 4 rotating stud shooters and 4 rear shooters to take them down! Look for a code to unlock the Resistance I-TS Transport vehicle from this set in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game.
Release: August 1, 2020

LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75279)
Get set for daily festive fun with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar! There is a surprise, buildable gift behind each door. Find popular characters in Christmas gear, plus starships and locations. Look out for a code to unlock the holiday-themed Snow Gonk character from this set in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
Release: September 1, 2020

More information on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will come this summer.

Preorder LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga at Best Buy and get a free SteelBook Case

What a steel!

Well here's a great reason to preorder your copy of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga from Best Buy. The retailer is offering a special SteelBook Case along with your purchase, and at no additional cost either! The case, seen above, pays tribute to the infamous moment when Han Solo was encased in carbonite. A fantastic idea for a SteelBook case, and you can snag yours here.

Check out the EU cover for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Good...good...

Is LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga coming to Switch on Oct. 20th, 2020? We thought for sure it was, as a video on the official Star Wars YouTube channel mentioned it. Now that video has been deleted, so we don't know what to think! While we wait on a new confirmation of release date, at least we can enjoy the EU cover for the game.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga seeing release on Oct. 20th, 2020

We've got a ways to LEGO for this one

We learned a bit more information on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on May the 4th earlier this week, but we were lacking the all-important release date. Now we have that information, thanks to the official Star Wars YouTube channel. A new video on that channel confirms that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will launch across all platforms on Oct. 20th, 2020.

TT Games working to "benchmark and optimize" LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Switch, are "really pleased" with the results

Looks good, this one does

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is most likely going to be a big hit on Switch, and TT Games knows the potential audience for the platform is huge. That's why they want to make sure they do the best they can with the Switch version. In an interview with NintendoEverything, TT Games creative leads Arthur Parsons talks about the continuing work on the Switch version, and where they're at right now.

In terms of the actual figures, we’re going to continue to benchmark and optimize. We’ll look at it more. Right now today we’re happy with what we’ve shown, and it looks good. We’re really pleased. And part of it was gauging, is this going to stand up when people see it for the first time? Are they going to go, “Oh, this doesn’t look so great.” Or are they going to go, “Woah”? And it was definitely the latter. Every time we’ve shown it, people have gone, “Wow, this is a big step up for LEGO games.” And we’re like, “Great, so that’s the benchmark for the visuals.” Let’s make sure we can make that perform. And we think we certainly can. But first, let’s make sure that this is the level that people expect from a next-generation LEGO game.

TT Games shares their love for Switch, says LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga runs like a dream on the platform

Big fans of Switch

TT Games has a very long history with Nintendo platforms, and they're continuing that line with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Switch. In a NintendoEverything interview, TT Games' James Burgon and Arthur Parsons talk about their work on the Switch version of the game, as well as the Switch in general. Check out what they had to say below.

James Burgon: “It’s been really good actually. The first build that we had on Switch ran like a dream, so it’s great. With the new technology, we started off and had that in mind because Switch is one of our biggest platforms actually in the US, so we really want to do it justice on that platform.”

Arthur Parsons: “We love Switch. We love Nintendo. TT loves Nintendo, right? If you go back to the original Star Wars games with the Complete Saga which is one of the first game that I worked on back in 2006 – those games and Indy 1, and that kind of stuff, they were on Wii and then the Wii U. TT has been really good about doing the same game across all platforms without having to make it so much worse because we’ve been doing this for a long, long time. So the Switch, that’s not a challenge for us. Yeah there’s different technical hardware and software things with all consoles, but we work hard to make sure the experience is as good as it can be on all platforms including Switch.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga "Countdown" Trailer

Seems like a good day to release this trailer

A brand new decade. A brand new game. LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga arrives 2020! The countdown to the epic conclusion of The Skywalker Saga has begun. Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December and next year play all nine films in one great game.

Its been awhile since we've seen anything of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which makes the above teaser trailer all the sweeter. Looks like we can expect the info to start coming fast and furious next year!

TT Games on why they're excited to return to Star Wars, and challenges with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Something old and something new

TT Games is no stranger to the Star Wars brand, as they've created their fair share of LEGO Star Wars experiences. The team isn't done with the universe though, as they're tackling their biggest adventure yet with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In an interview with GamesIndustry, TT Games' James McCloughlin discusses why it's exciting to return to the series, and also what makes this new installment a bit of a challenge.

"We wanted to create a new Star Wars game which was designed without the technical restrictions of the older games -- mainly episodes one to six -- and since then we have learned so much as a studio. The older Star Wars games were great for that generation of gamers, but now players expect and need a lot more freedom in their play. With this game we hope to give players a brand new way to explore and enjoy the entire saga.

We now have a greater toolset to evaluate play through analytics and user testing that just wasn't as readily available fifteen years ago. We can now very easily target sectors of play and enhance the areas we know get the most traffic, to help make the entire experience great from start to finish.

One of the challenges of a game this size, with this amount of freedom is we don't know what order everyone will play it. This adds more importance to how we develop and elevate the game. Freedom is a massive part of modern games -- since the days of the cantina [in the early Lego Star Wars games], we have designed and developed over-world spaces from Middle Earth to Gotham City all with different challenges and hurdles to overcome. This game should be an amalgamation of all of what we have learned so far as a studio."

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - video interview

Walking the Skywalk

Our friend Victor Lucas over at Electric Playground made the rounds at E3 2019 to talk to the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gang about their upcoming title. Man, the more I hear about this game, the more pumped I am for it. Sounds like they're really trying to take the series in a new direction!

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