Never has a LEGO videogame been so highly anticipated as “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga”. This massive multiplatform title from WB Interactive and TT Games was a victim of timing. First revealed in 2019, it was subject to delays throughout the worst of the global pandemic. In fact, “Skywalker Saga” only finally released last month. Even then, the game was beset by bugs, some of which actually held up story progression. Thankfully, TT Games has been busy working on patches to these. The latest “Skywalker Saga” update will not only have fixes; it’ll add some cool “rides” as well.
Brick Fanatics tells us that the latest update for “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” also includes new capital ships. After all, it’s not “Star Wars” without the sleek vessels that various factions in the Galaxy used for battle. Four named starships are now added to the selection of LEGO Star Wars brick-built fleets with this fix. According to their tech notes, “Skywalker Saga” players will soon get to play with the Venator and Invisible Hand (prequel trilogy). Then there’s Home One (original trilogy) and the Fulminatrix (sequel trilogy) too.
As for the bugs the above update is primarily tasked to fix, they’re story-trigger issues in Episodes 3 and 7. It also resolves a camera error for one free-play mission. The fact that TT Games added content for “The Skywalker Saga” in a bug-fix update can potentially mean more additions. This is in spite of the May 4 DLC batches being touted as the last ones for the game. It’s something to look forward to even if not guaranteed. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” already holds the best-selling LEGO videogame title since release. It also got many positive reviews.
LEGO has long established a presence in the videogames scene since the mid-1990s, believe it or not. While recent LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales and WB Interactive are considered definitive, they’re not the only ones. Much like the LEGO experience as a whole, there have been multiple genres given the LEGO spin over the decades. The scale seems to go from more action-oriented titles like the upcoming “Skywalker Saga,” to something more cerebral. So this past weekend LEGO announced a new upcoming videogame. As told by The Brick Fan, this title is being developed by the company that brought us the “Bridge Constructor” simulation-puzzle series.
“LEGO Bricktales” is the latest addition to the LEGO gaming library courtesy of ClockStone Studio and Thunderful. Think of ClockStone’s earlier “Bridge Constructor” puzzle games. These involve the player having to build a bridge over a river/ravine. Limitations range from being given a set number of pieces or buying pieces on a given budget. Now give that simulation-puzzle premise a LEGO makeover. Now the situations explode into numerous possibilities across various brick-built locales. Challenges might include, as seen in the trailer below, building a helicopter to rescue stranded minifigures. Can you get it done using the LEGO pieces provided? How many attempts might you need?
The announcement trailer provides no further details on ClockStone’s “LEGO Bricktales” other than it releasing sometime this year. Perhaps like “Bridge Constructor,” this LEGO game could see a multi-system launch. That includes the usual WB-TT videogame haunts of PlayStations, Xboxes, the Switch and PC. It’s already confirmed on Steam. There’s also iOS and Android to consider. Hopefully we’ll get more “LEGO Bricktales” trailer soon so we’ll know more of what to expect from this offering.
The month of March is now on its way to winding down. LEGO videogame fans couldn’t be any more impatient with the passing of time. And we can hardly blame them. WB Games and Traveller’s Tales are bringing their biggest LEGO Star Wars title to multiple platforms in early April. “The Skywalker Saga” will LEGO-fy the events of all nine “Star Wars” films, plus spinoff movies and series as DLC. We’re talking a sprawling space opera franchise with loads and loads of characters. Players can expect a massive playable cast with this LEGO Star Wars game. But how large is the cast we’ll be getting?
It’s plenty massive, according to Brick Fanatics. Their source is YouTube gaming channel Lunar Squadron. They’ve gotten early access to “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” Earlier estimates of LEGO and gaming news sources confidently number the characters as well over 300. Lunar Squadron notes the game has 380 playable characters available after full unlocking. Was that humongous for you? WB Games and TT are just getting started. Recall the DLC we featured earlier this month. They numbered 38. And that’s not all. One character is digital-exclusive. Three others can be gained from access codes in some certain LEGO Star Wars sets. That’s 422 characters.
Picked up your jaw from the floor already? At this we can only say bravo to Traveller’s Tales and WB Games for their years-spanning work. “Skywalker Saga” really is the ultimate LEGO Star Wars videogame. Look forward to its release this April 5 on Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo Switch.
Next month…scratch that, less than a month away, LEGO gamers can finally play that long-awaited “Star Wars” mega-title. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” became the first name in the exercise of patience with its lengthy release date. Those development and pandemic-related delays were notoriously not much help either. Even some heavily-anticipated movies premiered in cinemas before “Skywalker Saga” would hit game shops. But as the days count down it seems the April 5 date is now rock-solid. And as if to make up for the “torture,” Traveller’s Tales and WB Games announced a nicely-packed DLC release schedule for fans.
According to The Brick Fan, “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” is getting seven DLC batches right off the gate. Even better, four of them will drop right on the April 5 release date itself. These DLC packs feature additional characters, primarily those that appeared outside the nine films of the three movie trilogies. That means the two “Star Wars Story” cinematic spinoffs and the limited series streaming on Disney+. Here’s a rundown on what to expect per DLC pack:
The Mandalorian (season 1)
- Mandalorian/Din Djarin
- Grogu (NPC)
- Greef Karga
- Cara Dune
Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Han Solo (young)
- Chewbacca (young)
- Lando Calrissian (young)
- Tobias Beckett
- Enfys Nest
- Luke Skywalker
- Princess Leia
- Han Solo
- Darth Vader
- Lando Calrissian
- Death Trooper
- Incinerator Trooper
- Range Trooper
- Imperial Shore Trooper
- Mimban Trooper
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Jyn Erso
- Bodhi Rook
- Cassian Andor
- Chirrut Imwe
- Baze Malbu
- Director Krennic
The Mandalorian (season 2)
- Ahsoka Tano
- Boba Fett
- Bo Katan
- Fennec Shand
- Moff Gideon
The Bad Batch
- Hunter Wrecker
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” releases on April 5 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Series X/S, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, and The Nintendo Switch.
In terms of LEGO videogames, no title holds as much hype presently as “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” And that game isn’t coming out yet until April. It’s hard to blame fans, though. They’ve been waiting for this title for literal years, not helped by delays due to pandemic- and development-related issues. But there are other LEGO videogames outside “Skywalker Saga” and other titles from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales. For instances, we have mobile game apps like “LEGO Brawls” on the Apple Arcade service. Years after its 2019 premiere, “LEGO Brawls” is getting a surprise major console port.
Nintendo Life tells us that “LEGO Brawls,” made by RED Games for Apple Arcade, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The bombshell was dropped during the Nintendo Direct online presentation this past Wednesday, February 9. It was but a short segment in a series of upcoming Switch game announcements. Still, we learned enough to know that it’s due on Nintendo’s hybrid game system Switch Online this June 2022. You can check out the segment on “LEGO Brawls” itself on the Nintendo Direct 2022 video. For your convenience, we put the video start right when the game comes on towards the end.
We were quite surprised to see “LEGO Brawls” break out of the Apple Arcade exclusivity. Also eyebrow-raising is the fact that Nintendo got it for the Switch. Perhaps the gameplay and presentation of “Brawls” has some similarity to “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.” Who knows? The Direct presentation also didn’t clarify if the game is free or must be purchased from Switch Online. We have lots of questions, but things should clear up as the Switch launch of “LEGO Brawls” nears.
Ah, “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” The promised ultra-massive multiplatform LEGO videogame from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales is one highly anticipated. After repeated delays the title looks pegged for release on April later this year. The wait has been taxing, with antsy fans jumping on random factoids about “Skywalker Saga,” like us. We learned its alleged file size on Xbox Series (over 50GB). We’re aware of its celebrity cast from the films. That includes a reprise from young Boba Fett’s actor voicing the game’s adult version. Now we have another detail about the title according to Brick Fanatics, but one that’s a minus.
It seems WB Interactive-TT Games have yet to confirm if “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” has online co-op. That may as well confirm that players can’t team up online in this game, only local two-player. It’s a shame because one previous LEGO Star Wars videogame did have online co-op. This was “The Complete Saga,” released way back in 2007. Then again, it’s not like online co-op has been a frequent feature in Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO videogames either. Only 2017’s “LEGO Worlds” got that option, aside from “The Complete Saga.”
It might be possible to add online co-op via software update to “The Skywalker Saga” after release. However that’s no guarantee. Still, other LEGO games from different developer/publishers have allowed players to cooperate online. The Apple Arcade exclusive “LEGO Star Wars Castaways” which we covered last year is such an example. The lack of online co-op isn’t a deal-breaker, but it would’ve been a bonus for a major LEGO videogame release. Remember, “The Skywalker Saga” comes out on April 5 for Xbox One/Series, Sony PS4/5, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.
Nowhere has the global pandemic more visibly affected LEGO than perhaps its videogame arm. How else might one describe the plight of “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga”? It was first glimpsed in E3 2019 after all, with a plan to release in August the following year. It never happened for obvious reasons. WB Interactive Entertainment and Traveller’ Tales tried to give a definitive new date. But by April 2021 the effort proved futile. Only in August of last year did the developer/publisher give a new estimate: sometime this early 2022. Now, after a while, we have a specific date.
Brickset has it that WB Interactive and TT have pegged “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” for April 5. This highly-anticipated mega-mix installment of the “LEGO Star Wars” videogames has languished in release limbo for pandemic-related reasons. In celebration of this fact, we even get a new near-7-minute gameplay preview of the game. Warner and Traveller’s Tales aren’t billing this as the biggest LEGO videogame ever for nothing. Being able to choose one’s starting point in the nine movies of three “Star Wars” trilogies is absolutely wonderful. New combat mechanics like counter-moves, pseudo-FPS aiming and terrain cover add more spice to the overall galactic experience.
The epic that is “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” boasts a wide multiplatform release this coming April 5th. Advance online retail listings reveal that a bundle pack for the game also includes more characters from “Star Wars” spinoffs. From films like “Rogue One” and “Solo” to series like “The Mandalorian” and “The Bad Batch,” this title’s packed. Soon, gamers shall have the Galaxy Far, Far Away in their consoles/PCs.
It’s now the year 2022, and for LEGO videogame aficionados, that means only one thing right now. Before the midpoint of this year the long-anticipated but repeatedly-delayed “LEGO Stars Wars: The Skywalker Saga” might finally be released. WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales have promised LEGO videogame adventures through all three “Star Wars” trilogies, on multiple platforms. LEGO gamers might well just riot if it still won’t come out soon. Thankfully, the longtime developers do seem to be making the overall experience as epic as can be. They’re even getting cast members from the film to reprise voices, even if it’s not the ones you expect.
For example, Brick Fanatics tells us that a “Star Wars” prequel actor may have joined the voice cast. It started with a promo clip of “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” on their official Twitter page. The segment featured iconic galactic bounty hunter Boba Fett. His voice however, despite sounding like current portrayer Temuera Morrison, was pegged by commenters to be somebody else. They guessed that it was actor Daniel Logan. He played young Boba Fett in prequel Episode II “Attack of the Clones.” Morrison at the time was cast as Boba’s father, Jango Fett.
Speculation got to the point that “LSW” fans reached out to Logan on Twitter for confirmation. His one-word positive reply seemingly confirms that Daniel Logan will voice Fett in “The Skywalker Saga.” It’s a good choice, given that Logan carried on voicing young Boba even in the “Clone Wars” animated series. Archival footage also made it to Disney+’ “The Book of Boba Fett” via flashback. One wonders if other “Star Wars” alumni have joined in the voice cast. Hopefully we won’t have longer to wait for “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,” coming this 2022.
Back in 2012, LEGO Ideas (Cuusoo back then) released their third set, based on surprise videogame hit “Minecraft.” This would lead to a full-on LEGO licensed-IP theme line that still gets new sets to this year. That much was expected considering the source franchise. Since its official release in 2011 (classic version 2009), “Minecraft” has built a solid player base. The fact that it went multiple platforms helped a lot too. And the simple yet robust construction mechanics made it a perfect fit with the LEGO system when translated to sets. But what do you think of the LEGO aesthetics getting translated into the games?
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Now this is an unofficial thing, being a game mod and all. But as Game Rant tells it, a “Minecraft” player is working on a resource pack called “Brickcraft.” This mod transforms the blocks that all materials in the “Minecraft” world look like, into 4×4 LEGO bricks. For all intents and purposes, it makes the game world akin to a brick-built environment. The user AlexTestria has been working on this mod for five months already. He uploaded a sample video of the newest revisions in action on TikTok then shared the preview on LEGO subreddit.
From what we can see in the sample footage, “Brickcraft” appears like Mojang and WB-Interactive’s TT Games have teamed up. Seeing the “Minecraft” blocks as LEGO bricks (above and below) is mind-blowing, and a testament to AlexTestria’s team’s efforts. Interested players may download the “Brickcraft” resource pack on the creator’s Patreon page. The mod’s latest version 1.3 (low-quality) is available for free. But for a $2.56/€2 Patreon donation, he’ll provide the higher-quality editions. Apparently this pack is for PC version.
Never let it be said that videogames are underrepresented among the myriad of licensed IPs in partnership with LEGO. They’ve scored some hits for all possible age groups too. We’ve gotten LEGO Super Mario for kids/families, Overwatch for older builders/gamers, and Minecraft for everybody. Even a good number of submissions on LEGO Ideas take after videogame IPs. At times it feels like it’s just a matter of time before another game franchise gets the LEGO treatment. Sometimes however, we receive some surprises. There was a rumor of upcoming LEGO sets for a certain game series that has seemingly been substantiated.
We got this information from another German LEGO news source, StoneWars. Apparently the rumored LEGO set for the PlayStation 4 videogame “Horizon Zero Dawn” will be coming out next year. This info came from a product listing on the website of German toy retailer Wagner’s. The set will be the LEGO Horizon Zero Dawn – Tallneck, numbered 76989. As expected from its original material, the set is marked age 18+, with 1,222 pieces and priced at €79.99. Europe at least could see the set by May 2022, though the same probably holds true around the world.
If you’re no gamer (or PS4 gamer at least), we have this handy-dandy recap. “Horizon Zero Dawn” by Guerilla Games is a 2017 action RPG released by Sony on the PlayStation 4. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic 31st Century where mankind has been reduced to a tribal existence. Their world is also home to machines, large robots with animal forms capable of self-replicating by consuming biomass. The Tallneck (76989) is a giraffe-like machine creature, hunted by “HZD” main character Aloy throughout the game’s storyline.
Now remember, this LEGO set retail listing remains rumor until LEGO themselves would confirm it.