Lego Star Wars (image courtesy: Xbox)

After many months of delay, the developers at Traveller’s Tales, Lucasfilm and TT Games have announced the release of the next installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series: The Skywalker Saga.

According to starwars.com, the official site for Star Wars games and movies, this game will feature all nine films from the Star Wars saga as playable levels with the same amount of puzzle-solving, environment destruction, stud collecting and LEGO humor expected from the franchise.

This game will also feature a new, open-world element as shown in the gameplay trailer released on LEGO’s YouTube channel.

While most LEGO Star Wars games have followed a model of strict linear progression with minimal exploration of the environment, The Skywalker Saga aims to provide a larger world for replayability while maintaining linear progression for players more invested in the story.

This element of the game has been met with praise, with one consumer saying they were happy the developers were crafting a game for two different types of players. However, The Skywalker Saga is subject to mixed feelings.

Some players are concerned about the developers working on the game. One SNHU student claims he will refuse to buy the game because of the developers working on it. Another SNHU student claimed they had no interest in playing the game because of their dislike for the new trilogy of Star Wars movies: Episode VII, Episode VIII and Episode IX.

Others, like myself, will buy this game regardless of the mixed feelings other players have expressed. For many, it’s a matter of nostalgia to play this game. By playing, we remember the countless hours of hunting down Minikits, customizing and creating our own characters and the joy of spending time in our favorite franchise.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is set to release this Spring on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and for PC.

Devin Pouliot
Communication major with a minor in Creative Writing. Honors Fellow in Honors Program at SNHU, enjoys reading and writing in his spare time and playing board games with his friends.