The AVClub put together a wonderful round up of unreleased video game news. Did you know about the Darth Vader spin-off of Rogue Squadron, or the game focusing on Chewbacca's years as a bounty hunter during the "dark times?" If not, this is must-read, must-watch stuff. There are links, there are videos, and there will be tears over the things you've missed. Click here to check it out. It's called "George Lucas ruining a Chewbacca game was just one of LucasArts’ woes."
One of the best Super NES games 1992 had to offer is on PSN! Super Star Wars is up now for $9.99, which is less than the $59.99 it cost back then. I like this ridiculous action game a lot, with wonderful power-ups and goofy cut scenes. It's charming - if you love 16-bit gaming you might want to check this out.
If you've got a PlayStation and a hankering to play some old favorites, this is a good week to be alive - just remember, that "old" is a lot more recent than it used to be.
The PlayStation 3 has a Star Wars Throwback Pack on sale for $30.35 with PS2 ports of Bounty Hunter, Dark Forces, Racer Revenge, Starfighter, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Those titles are also available individually for $9.99.
PlayStation Vita and PSP owners can enjoy a larger mega bundle for $39.99. It includes Battlefront II, Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, Battlefront: Elite Squadron, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, and the original The Force Unleashed.
While there was fear of Disney burying the past of LucasArts, it turns out that there's still gold in them thar hills - $9.99 worth, to be exact. X-Wing and TIE Fighter are both up on GOG.com along with other Lucas titles like KOTOR, Sam & Max, and a few more. Click here to check them out - you too can buy them and they'll sit on your hard drive unplayed with hundreds of other cheap games you got on Steam last year.
In an article called More Cancelled Star Wars Games Revealed, IGN reveals that Factor 5 had been pretty busy before the 2008 financial crisis. We almost got a Rogue Squadron compilation on the Wii, and a bunch of other goodies. We also missed out on Star Wars Rogue Squadron: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter. It's worth a read.
Forbes and other outlets are confirming 40 new levels are on the way to Angry Birds Star Wars 2 - and apparently they're free. Does this mean more new toys? Most likely, so strap yourselves in for another season of bird importing on your iPhones!
Since you probably never heard of it, the passing of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons before an actual release won't mean much to you. The free-to-play game has been in beta testing, and now according to this Facebook post it won't be doing much of anything. Having joined 1313 and Vernost
Disney gave us a hands-on heavily embargoed look at a new Star Wars app last week called Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace. While sort of a neat throwback - it's an iOS take on the classic Buena Vista storybook + record sets some of us had in kids mashed up with trivia and a video game - it's also aimed at people much shorter and younger than the average reader of sites like this one.
Featuring lush art and amazing voiceover work by James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi and others on The Clone Wars), it's $6.99 and will be on the iTunes store roughly nowish.
If you have an Apple touch screen gizmo, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters is up for grabs. 99 cents gets you the game, and the toys are coming sooner or later. They're on Amazon and are crazy expensive right now.
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.