Warner Bros. Games, TT Games, Lego, and Lucasfilm Games have joined forces to create the ultimate Lego Star Wars game. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features all nine main Star Wars films, and an overhaul to the long-running series’ gameplay and combat. The new Gameplay Overview trailer above showcases the new look.

The Skywalker Saga is launching on April 5 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.

The Skywalker Saga features an all new, combo-driven combat system. Players can string combo attacks together and defend against enemy attacks. When wielding a blaster, players can take cover and actually aim a reticle to fire.

The story is laid out by episode, with episodes 1, 4, and 7 unlocked from the start (the beginning of each trilogy). Players use the galaxy map to travel between planets, engaging in space battles with familiar Star Wars ships.

Over 300 playable Star Wars characters can be unlocked in free play mode, and include classes such as Jedi, Hero, Dark Side, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, and Protocol Droid, each with their own abilities and combat styles.

For fans of the old-school Lego games, Skywalker Saga also features an optional Mumble Mode, transforming all the voice lines into Lego mumbles and reactions.

Pore-orders are available now. Digital pre-orders will receive early access to the Trooper Character Pack on launch day. The pack will be available one month after launch as part of the Character Collection season pass.

On the plus side, this looks like an actual modern Lego action game, with melee combos and third-person shooting. On the other hand, I suspect the third-person camera has eliminated the two player local co-op that made the series such great family games. TT Games has yet to confirm anything about multiplayer.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is rated E10+.

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