New Star Wars trailers revealed at Gamescom 2020

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Press. Photo:
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With Gamescom 2020 officially underway, three new trailers for Star Wars video game experiences have been released.

While Gamescom 2020 may be limited to a digital-only affair this year, that hasn’t stopped the storied convention from surprising us with its reveals! As part of the “Opening Night” live stream, three new trailers for Star Wars video game experiences have been released.

The main attraction of the group comes in the form of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The latest entry in TT Games’ beloved series will span all nine Skywalker saga films. What’s interesting about the project is that every level has been designed from the ground up as opposed to reusing levels from previous Lego Star Wars titles.

The trailer does confirm that the title will release on the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles as well as the previously announced PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Unfortunately, the trailer also confirms the game will release in a spring 2021 window, rather than the initial 2020 window provided during its reveal.

A “single-player preview” was released for this year’s Star Wars: Squadrons. The trailer details further how the games single-player mode will operate, expanding on the previously discussed “split story” aspect of controlling both New Republic and Imperial pilots. The trailer also confirms what eagle-eyed fans spotted during its EA Play reveal: the inclusion of Rae Sloane, Hera Syndulla, and Wedge Antilles as part of the games supporting cast. Squadrons is slated to release on Oct. 2 2020, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Finally, a Star Wars-themed expansion for The Sims 4 is on the way. The Journey to Batuu game pack will put players in the heart of the ongoing battle to control Batuu. With appearances from Rey, Kylo Ren, Vi Moradi, and Honda Onaka, your Sim will undergo special missions and challenges as they attempt to influence the balance of power. The game world will feature incarnations of Oga’s Cantina and Droid Depot as you’ll be able to take those aesthetics home with you away from Batuu. It also appears you can create your own droid, which I’m ALWAYS on board with. Journey to Batuu releases on Sept. 8 2020 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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