Look who's joining the adventure!
May the Fourth be with Warner Bros and TT Games, as they released two new DLC packs for 2022’s Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, introducing several new characters to the Lego Star Wars game. This content drop comes as a part of May the Fourth, a designated day for all things Star Wars, and it’s landing on all supported platforms, available as separate purchases or as an included item for those that bought the Character Collection Pack. You can see the trailer below:
The newly introduced characters, as reported by Destructoid, are actually from the second season of The Mandalorian television show and The Bad Batch — the animated Star Wars television series. So, which characters from Star Wars’ incredibly vast universe made it to the Star Wars Lego video game? Well, from The Mandalorian, we have none other than Ahsoka Tano, who is getting a live-action television series starring Rosario Dawson and the legendary bounty hunter and a star of an unreleased game, Boba Fett.
Of course, The Mandalorian character pack also contains other prominent characters from the series, including Bo Katan, Fennec Shand, and Moff Gideon. On The Bad Batch side of things, we have The Bad Batch, a squad of elite clone troopers known as Clone Force 99, consisting of Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo. Characters from both packs are joining the long lineup of DLC-added Star Wars characters, who made their way from and beyond the original trilogies to the Star Wars Lego game.
It’s not uncommon for gaming developers to celebrate different events throughout the year with in-game specials — just look at World of Warcraft‘s in-game calendar; every week is a celebration of some holiday from around the world. So, it’s not all that surprising for Warner Bros and TT Games to celebrate the now-expanded Star Wars universe by adding more characters or content into their Lego Star Wars title on what’s globally recognized as the Star Wars Day — albeit an informal commemorative day.
Interestingly enough, Lego Star Wars featured roughly 300 playable characters at launch and now boasts a massive character roster of both heroes and villains from across the nine mainline entries in the Star Wars franchise, followed by various other media, like video games, animated and live-action spin-offs, and even spin-off of other spin-offs. At the risk of sounding rude, Disney’s having a wet dream right now, as they’re continuously milking one of the world’s largest franchises for everything it has.
Ultimately, it doesn’t seem like the waves upon waves of Lego Star Wars DLCs are stopping anytime soon, and if That ’70s Show’s Eric Foreman was a real character, he’d think he died and went to heaven. Unfortunately, the continuation of that series is set in 1995, which is well before the era of DLCs, but right during the decade in which gaming patches were released on floppy diskettes. As for the recently released DLCs, they’ll set you back some $3 per pack, and they’re available for purchase right now — luckily, these are digital and purchasing them won’t require any legacy tech.