This week, there's a new Nintendo 3DS Star Wars Pinball game. It has three tables in the demo video seen here. One is all Boba Fett, another is The Clone Wars, and the other is The Empire Strikes Back. Could they have
If you like Star Wars, and you like pinball, you might want to know about Star Wars Pinball which has just been ported to the Wii U. It's available to download today for $9.99.
After a few aborted game plans and years of speculation that wasn't really speculation, EA's DICE division has something special for you: an E3 teaser trailer for Star Wars Battlefront III! You can see it after the jump, although there's not a heck of a lot to really digest here just yet other than a lot of familiar, snowy sounds.
After rumors and some confusion, a few reviews surfaced today confirming that it was indeed available to purchase! The iTunes Store has Knights of the Old Republic for your iPad. The 10-year-old game is $9.99. A story at Time.com talks about how IGN had a review up before the game was officially announced. And you thought it was bad when Walmart got an exclusive before Hasbro announced it! (Well, yeah, it is.)
The demise of Star Wars software was slightly exaggerated, as Sony posted a new Star Wars Pinball Pack by Zen Studios today. It's $9.99 for 3 new tables with trophies, and that probably means we might see these on another platform very soon.
Now that LucasArts is out, StarWars.com confirms EA is in. Electronic Arts is one of the biggest video game publishers of all time with quite the reputation. EA has a massive warchest and marketing reach to match, but has pioneered a number of gamer-unfriendly innovations while cultivating some of the greatest franchises of recent memory.
With all sorts of goodies leaking out lately, Kotaku posted a big article on the final months of LucasArts which, in and of itself, would be a good read. The icing on the cake is Battlefront III video footage, showing off some of the vehicles and weapons which may have been in the final, now-not-coming build.
In a frustrating "now you tell me!" kind of a way, Slashfilm has information indicating that the most-likely-canned game Star Wars 1313 was recently retooled by order for George Lucas himself to have Boba Fett as the lead character.
If you're looking to muck around with the guts of a PC classic game this weekend, you're in luck! Activision and Raven released the source code for Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II this week. And you know what that means! (And if you don't, that's OK, you probably won't want to read the rest of the story.)
LucasArts was best known to fans as what confused people thought was the true name of the company Lucasfilm, but in reality it was the entertainment software branch of George Lucas' media empire. For much of its early life it was known as Lucasfilm Games, which spawned numerous memorable computer games like The Curse of Monkey Island, TIE Fighter, Maniac Mansion, and more recently Grim Fandango. Today, we learned that Disney will be shuttering the developer, instead licensing out its characters to other developers. The fate for Star Wars 1313 is not completely known although some reports have indicated it was far enough along to finish while others say it will be axed.
The Sony blog has some nifty details of the new Star Wars Zen Pinball 2 game launching this week! Exciting. Multiple tables are available, and for some reason it seems Obi-Wan Kenobi has a green lightsaber. Check out a video after the jump.
This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater we're going to look at the biggest source of new footage in the 1990s with Star Wars Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire! This was a PC game which was ported to numerous platforms, including the original Playstation (which is where I played it). You played the disgustingly generically named "Rookie One" through a story which, I must confess, I had completely forgotten before perusing this video again. Like most Star Wars games in the 1990s, you get a ton of musical cues from the films and a story which basically remixed action scenes and space battles from the films with a few new bits and pieces, essentially letting you control a remixed version of the Star Wars trilogy. (As back then, there were only three movies.) Check out over 40 minutes of questionable acting and even worse special effects after the break!
While pretty much nothing is known about this release, word is spreading that the Xbox will have a downloadable game called Star Wars: First Assault and if that picture is any indication, there may well be Stormtroopers in it.
The next issue of the Star Wars Insider (#135) celebrates 30 years of Star Wars video games and features Darth Vader set against the iconic Atari Star Wars vector graphics arcade game.
Expanded Universe continues to be popular amongst collectors, particularly when it comes to gaming. The 2009 Fan's Choice winner shares the same game (Knights of the Old Republic) and scarcity, and for now, high premium as the 2006 winner, Darth Revan. While traditionalists would rather stick with film based characters, there is a cross market out there that are buying the game based figures up. Besides, Bastila Shan is great looking.