LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga won't include any additional downloadable content from the Star Wars anthology films Rogue One or Solo. The Skywalker Saga will focus on the nine major Star Wars films from Luke to Rey. While the exclusion of the latest anthology films is a bit sad, their absence isn't all that surprising, considering the size and scope of the latest LEGO Star Wars game.
Last month at E3, TT Games revealed that The Skywalker Saga would be coming sometime in 2020. The game offers a variety of new features never before seen in any prior LEGO game. The Skywalker Saga will have an expansive galaxy to explore, a new third-person over-the-shoulder camera angle, as well as a ton of additional content and secrets that pay homage to the entirety of Star Wars. Also, for the first time, The Last Jedi will be getting retold in LEGO video game form, as well as this year's The Rise of Skywalker.
During an interview with Screen Rant, designer Mike Consalvey talked about TT Games' vision with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The team ultimately wanted to focus on telling the story of the Skywalkers, and with the game being based on nine separate films, there's already a hefty amount of content that needs to be covered. On excluding the spinoffs, Consalvey said:
The Skywalker saga is the culmination of Episodes I through IX. That's Lucasfilm... when they came to the Star Wars Celebration. When they revealed The Rise of Skywalker, they were saying this is the Skywalker saga. So we wanted to really represent that in terms of what they wanted and also what we wanted to make. So Episodes I through IX, that is the Skywalker saga in its literal form. But when it comes to Rogue One and Solo, they're sort of Star Wars Stories, so they're completely separate in that regard to what the Skywalker saga represents. At this time, the Skywalker saga is Episodes I through IX. We're really making sure that we're doing the best to make that the most authentic culmination of all those stories in one complete package. Because nine movies in one game, that's a pretty big chunk of content there. So, as you can imagine, there's a lot that goes into that. Right now, we're really focused on making sure those nine are really well represented in the game.
Notably, Consalvey also said that while the team currently has no plans for additional downloadable content, they do want to continue supporting the game after its 2020 launch. As for what this extra content could be? The sky is the limit. In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, TT Games released a lot of additional content in the form of character packs based on heroes and villains from Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars. Additionally, new levels were released that gave some background info on characters and storylines from The Force Awakens. It would be quite interesting to see characters from Disney's new extended universe make appearances in The Skywalker Saga.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga might be one of the most surprising Star Wars game in years. Fans have been clamoring for a solid game based on the iconic series since EA partnered with Disney. Obviously, they haven't necessarily delivered on giving fans truly great games. Of course, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order may change that later this year. TT Games is completely separate from EA though, so there is a lot more freedom to deliver a product that's really special.
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019