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The newest edition for Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Series, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer is prepped for launch, and this one is the largest Star Wars set so far. The new set may have a small brick-count than the UCS Millennium Falcon, but it makes up for it in sheer length, with it's 4,784 pieces combining to make a model that is just over a metre long.
As with the previous UCS Imperial Star Destroyer, the set includes a same-scale miniature of the Tantive IV, perfect for re-enacting the opening sequence of A New Hope. It also comes with a stand (trust me, you'll need it), plaque, and two Lego mini-figures: an Imperial Officer and an Imperial Crew Member.
It will be available for Lego VIP members on 18 September, and for everybody else on 1 October. If you want to recreate the Star Destroyer fleet scene from the The Rise of Skywalker trailer then you might want to start saving: One of these bad boys will set you back around US$699.99, CA$849.99, £649.99, or €699.99, depending on your region.
This is the fifth version of an Imperial Star Destroyer that Lego have released so far. 2007 saw a 1,367 piece set as well as the previous UCS set which clocked-in at 3,096 pieces. A Midi-scale set with 423 pieces was released in 2010 saw a Midi-scale set with just 423 pieces, and a 1,359 piece version was released in 2014. With 4,784 bricks, the new Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer is the largest and most detailed version yet.
Lego Star Wars fans rejoice! TT Games has announced that a new game is coming our way, with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga set for release next year.
Bringing the trademark humour we have come to expect from Lego games back to a galaxy far far away is an all new adventure spanning the nine films of the Skywalker Saga. Judging from the details released so far it does not appear to be a simple repackaging of the previous Lego Star Wars titles, and will will instead retell the entire story through the prequel, classic, and sequel eras.
Check out the trailer below!
Update: Since time of publishing it has been discovered that the vacancies are for only marketing and public relations roles. The original article is preserved below for reference.
Job vacancies have appeared on the Disney Careers website that appear to indicate a return to in-house development of Star Wars games. The new positions at Lucasfilm Games include high level develop roles such as Producers and Art Directors for work on new console projects.
Developer EA Games has held exclusive development rights for Star Wars properties on most consoles since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012; this included LucasArts, which they promptly shuttered. While LucasArts released many Star Wars games over the years, EA has only managed to release two AAA titles: Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront 2, both of which have had a mixed reception.
Jedi: Fallen Order is currently still in development by EA subsidiary Respawn Entertainment, but little is known about the game at this time, although new details are expected at Celebration next month. So far more Star Wars projects have been cancelled than released, including a game by Dead Space developer Visceral, and Star Wars 1313 which was in development by LucasArts at the time it was closed.
This may indicate that Disney does not intend to renew EA's exclusive hold of the Star Wars licence. Could we see a return to the glory days of Star Wars gaming?
Microsoft have announced that a new slew of classic Xbox titles will become compatible with their Xbox One console, including an impressive collection of Star Wars games which will join other titles in the Games On Demand section of the Xbox marketplace on 26 April 2018.
The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was previously added when the backwards compatible section was launched last year.
You can find the full list of Star Wars games that will be available on Xbox Games On Demand below:
Star Wars: Battlefront Star Wars: Battlefront II Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Star Wars: Republic Commando
Additionally, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is available under the Xbox One X Enhanced series with updated graphics and visual effects.
If you're looking for something a bit more recent, Xbox One titles Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront II are also available now.
Some long-awaited information about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago this April.
New details, and gameplay footage are expected to be shown during a panel at the fan convention. Jedi: Fallen Order is developed by Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Apex Legends, and will be the first major single-player game focused on lightsaber combat and Force powers since 2010's The Force Unleashed II.
All that we know so far is that the game will put players in the shoes of a Jedi padawan who survived Order 66, although it has not been specified how long after the fall of the Jedi Order the game takes place.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set for release in Fall 2019.