Today is May 4, which is the official Star Wars Day around the world. To celebrate, Lucasfilm and TT Games have taken to the official Star Wars page to talk about the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
I’ve only played the series sporadically over the years but the upcoming game that includes all nine films in one game is shaping up nicely and today we have confirmation that hundred of characters will be playable. In an excerpt from the interview, Craig Derrick confirmed that nearly 500 characters would be present in the game, and that includes Yaddle!
StarWars.com: There are also hundreds of playable characters. It’s pretty astonishing. Beyond the main heroes and villains, how did you pick what lesser-known characters to include? And if you’re able to say, which new character are you most excited for fans to use?
Jonathan Smith: We’re all fans; there’s no shortage of characters we’d love to play with. And you can’t ask us to pick a single favourite! It’s the fact that the whole cast is brought together, uniquely in this LEGO form — the complete collection, from Admiral Ackbar to Zorii Bliss — which makes the game so special.
Craig Derrick: There are nearly 500 characters in this game, with many of them playable. When choosing characters for a game this large, we just looked at every film in the saga and tried to say “yes” as much as possible. That said, it often comes down to storytelling and the specific role of the character in the quests and game progression. Of course, we have almost all of your favourite heroes and villains from the films, many background players, a few surprises, and…Yaddle!
This is all exciting news for diehard Star Wars fans who want to play as an obscure character they’ve wanted to see and can now play as in an official video game.
Head over to the website to read more about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.