As key art is defined as the singular, iconographic image that is the foundation upon which a product’s marketing campaign is built on, the graphic above – which depicts combined elements of the three Star Wars trilogies – is not necessarily the game’s cover or a promotional poster.
The article teases that the game – which is “arriving later this year” – will be available for Xbox One, Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC and will include all-new adventures encompassing the nine Skywalker saga films, with 500 playable characters, five missions for each movie and will encorporate new vehicles – like 75292 The Razor Crest and 75288 AT-AT that can be unlocked through LEGO sets.
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The week’s biggest upset came when This Week! in Star Wars – the official Star Wars internet news show featuring a quick and snappy rundown of the week’s Star Wars news and tidbits, along with some special shout outs and historical factoids – managed to slip in the game’s release date into their latest episode.
With the October 20th shelf date announced you can be sure that we’ll start seeing some hard content hints coming out over the next few months – and if this game’s promotional campaign is anything like the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign, we’re in for some exciting times.
UPDATE: the original Youtube video has been edited and the release date of October 20th cut out.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.