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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gameplay to be shown on Aug. 27th, 2020, game appears to be delayed to 2021

No...that's not true...that's impossible!

Some good news and bad news today, gang. Good news is that we're going to see the first gameplay from LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga very soon. The game has been confirmed for Gamescom 2020, and a special gameplay segment will air tomorrow at 2 PM ET. Now for the bad news...

The official listing for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on LEGO's website has now updated its release date info, and it states that we can expect the game in 2021. Expect an official announcement of the delay to come from tomorrow's gameplay segment.

Star Wars Ep. I: Racer updated to Version 1.0.2

Star Wars Ep. I: Racer has received its second update, bumping the game up to Version 1.0.2. Unfortunately, we don't know any details on what this update includes. If that information is released, we'll be sure to share it via this post.

Thanks to ArmoredFrog for the heads up!

Concept artist for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker says a set piece for Babu Frik was inspired by the Game Boy

Babu loves portable power

Concept artist Matthew Savage did some work for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , including a bit of set piece design for the character Babu Frik. Savage took to Instagram to show off some of the design docs he had for Frik's workshop, and it includes an interesting tidbit for Nintendo fans.

According to Savage, one of the computer pieces designed drew inspiration from none other than the Game Boy. In the Instagram post above, you can see a wide-shot of Frik's workshop setup, which features the Game Boy-style device on the left-hand side of the piece. If you click over to the next picture, you get an even better look at the computer tech, which makes it much easier to see its Game Boy origins.

While you might not make the Game Boy connection at first glance, hearing the story from Savage makes the inspiration a lot easier to see.

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!

STAR WARS Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy updated to Version 1.0.2

I AM the update

A new update is available for Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, bumping it up to Version 1.0.2. Unfortunately, we have no idea what the update does, as no patch notes have been shared, and it doesn't seem the developer has mentioned anything yet. When we do have info on what the patch changes/fixes, we'll make sure to update this post.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - more gameplay

The online multiplayer classic comes to Nintendo Switch™ with modernized controls. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - more gameplay

The online multiplayer classic comes to Nintendo Switch™ with modernized controls. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer "launching soon" on Switch

Now THIS is pod racing

Nintendo casually announced that Star Wars Episode I: Racer is making its way to Switch sometime soon. The N64 classic was already getting a reprint from Limited Run Games, but that's an actual N64 cartridge. If you don't have an N64 laying around, you can look forward to revisiting this title on the Switch. We'll bring you full details once they become available.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy may come to Switch on March 26th, 2020

Do it

We haven't heard anything about Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy in quite some time, but it seems we might be in store for a surprise release this week. Sony's official website says that Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is heading to PS4 on March 26th, 2020. It seems very likely the game will hit the same day on Switch. Certainly makes for a nice surprise launch during a Nintendo Direct, doesn't it?!

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.