November 13, 2004
Revenge of the Sith Video Game
posted some news on the upcoming Episode III video game:
LucasArts, the video
game arm of George Lucas' empire, is home to some of the most
valuable intellectual properties in entertainment with its
"Star Wars" and Indiana Jones franchises.
The company aims to
reinvigorate its video game business with next year's launch of
"Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith."
LucasArts president Jim Ward recently spoke with The Hollywood
Reporter about the company's future in interactive entertainment.
Hit the link to read lots more about the ROTS
November 12, 2004
New Before the Helmet Image
the Helmet image entitled 'Degrees of Arc', features a cool
shot of a starfighter from ROTS. Here are the specs:
- Highlight to
mighty Incom/Subpro Aggressive ReConnaissance starfighter
(ARC-170) has an impressive wingspan of 22.85 meters, is armed
with two medium laser cannons, two aft blaster cannons, six proton
torpedoes and carries a crew of three plus an astromech droid.
the link above to view the image if you're a Hyperspace member.
November 11, 2004
Jim Ward Talks ROTS Game
News/Hollywood Reporter features an interview with Jim Ward
about Star Wars gaming. Here's an excerpt relating to ROTS:
Reporter: Where are you in developing the "Episode III"
Ward: It's going to
provide the ultimate Jedi action fantasy fulfillment that we've
hinted at in previous games. We brought in Nick Gillard, the stunt
coordinator for the film, to work with the game animators and the
entire team to ensure that the Jedi action moments are as real and
true to the performances in the film.
Hayden Christensen came
in and worked with the game development team to show them the
style of his light-saber fighting. We've had the team fully
integrated into the production of the film from beginning to end.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the
trailer for the 'Revenge of the sith' game at LucasArts,
as it contains more spoilers than the teaser trailer!
November 11, 2004
Official Star Wars Site has provided information about
upcoming comics. Each month brings us closer to the release of
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and Dark Horse Comics
heats up the action with tales leading into the climactic film, or
with stories dealing with the repercussions of Anakin's descent
into darkness. Here's a look at what Dark Horse has in store for
Luke Skywalker is facing the fallout of Anakin Skywalker's
actions during the Clone Wars. The Jabiim Rebels have taken Luke
and Leia captive, and their only hope of rescue -- X-wing hotshots
Wedge and Hobbie -- are up to their necks in trouble as well. Add
to that the impending arrival of an Imperial fleet with orders to
kill or capture everyone on Jabiim, and you have one harrowing
situation. If only Luke can unravel just what it was his father
did all those years ago before it's too late...
Star Wars: Empire #30 is by Thomas Andrews and Adriana Melo,
featuring cover art by Tomås Giorello. It is due out on February
The countdown to Episode III continues in Star Wars: Obsession,
the five-part mini-series that leads up to Revenge of the Sith.
Unable to shake the idea that Asajj Ventress is still alive, a
possessed Obi-Wan leads Anakin and Bail Organa to the graveyard
world of Boz Pity. They're hopelessly outnumbered by enemy forces,
but reinforcements are on the way courtesy Jedi Master Mace Windu.
Also in this issue: Count Dooku, General Grievous and the ARC
Star Wars: Obsession #4 is by Haden Blackman and Brian Ching,
with cover art by Ching and Brad Anderson. It is scheduled for
release on February 16.
Elsewhere in the Clone Wars, the Outer Rim Sieges have begun.
Jedi Master Oppo Rancisis leads the Republic forces against the
Separatist threat on Saleucami. Aayla Secura and her army must
punch through the Separatist fleet to bring badly needed
reinforcements and supplies. On Saleucami, the Dark Jedi Sora Bulq
presses on with his allies ... including a possible Jedi turncoat!
Star Wars: Republic #74 is by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema and
Dan Parsons, with cover art by David Michael Beck. It is scheduled
for release on February 23.
November 10, 2004
Star Wars RTS Coming?
it be? Another bit of videogame goodness graced by the Star Wars
universe? It looks that way, as LucasArts President Jim Ward told
Reuters that a new Star Wars RTS title for the PC is on the way.
"I think there's a bright future there for
games based on these new properties as well as original Star Wars
games like a new real-time strategy PC game that Petroglyph is
developing for next year," Ward explains in the article.
Ward describes the new project as taking the RTS
genre in a new direction, while balancing gameplay "between
the hard-core gamers who buy these games and the broader audience
that's familiar with the Star Wars brand."
Petroglyph Games is a small, independent developer
based in Las Vegas. Members of its team have worked on projects
such as Earth & Beyond, the Command & Conquer, and even
classics like California Games.
The company's website mentions an unnamed
"amazing product," to be revealed shortly. We suspect
that project may have just been revealed.
Of course, we'll be back with more as soon as we
have details. Stay tuned. Thanks to IGN
for this bit of news.
November 09, 2004
of OT DVDs
wrote up a little review, praising the Original Trilogy DVD
But the best thing about
the package - and what starving Star Wars fans have been bleating
on about for years - is the bonus disc with more than four hours
It's both comprehensive
and intriguing. There's an hour-long documentary that examines
Lucas' battle to get Star Wars made and the dramas experienced
during filming, while providing plenty of inside information.
Did you know Luke
Skywalker was supposed to be called Luke Starkiller? Or that Kurt
Russell tried out for the role of Han Solo, who was destined to
have green skin?
There are plenty of
bonus featurettes, interviews with all the actors, character
auditions, an insight into the actors who played C3PO and R2D2,
and a preview of the upcoming third prequel Revenge of the Sith,
with a fascinating look at how Darth Vader's mask and suit are
Hit the link above to read the full article.
Thanks to JangoSplango for the alert.
November 08, 2004
review for Battlefront is online, and this time GIN
reviewed it, and here's a clip of what they say:
Anyone who has played
online shooters such as Battlefield 1942 or the Onslaught mode of
Unreal Tournament 2004 will catch onto the game quickly. Teams are
given a set number of reinforcement points. On each of the maps
are several control points and whoever obtains a majority of
control points will cause the other team to lose reinforcements,
and when a team is at 0 points, they lose.
Teams have several types
of infantry units. For instance, the CIS units include standard
battledroids, super battledroids, and the seemingly invincible
Droidekas. The Republic’s Clone Troopers come in standard, ARC
trooper, Pilot, Sharpshooter, and Jet Trooper. Rebels come in the
form of soldiers, heavy weapon vanguards, pilots, wookie
smugglers, and marksmen. Lastly the Empire consists of
stormtroopers, shock troopers, pilots, biker scouts, and the Dark
Trooper, previously seen in Dark Forces.
Hit the link above to read the full review.
November 07, 2004
Revenge of the Sith Game Media
recent unveiling of the Revenge of the Sith game was limited to a
scant hand of delectable screens at the new official website.
The site also hinted at a trailer in the coming
days but never did we expect it so soon. Those firmly planted in
the poiler-sensitive camp will want to avoid this one as it shows
what appears to be a snippet from the film in cut-scene form, as
well as Jedi using new abilities.
Experience the new trailer here: http://www.lucasarts.com/ep3.
November 07, 2004
posted an in-depth review of the upcoming sequel to Knights of
the Old Republic. Here's a brief clip:
A total of 126 Industry
awards, 48 of which are for 'Game of the Year' makes Star Wars:
Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) a game to take notice of.
Featuring a unique decision-making system combined with excellent
story telling and a truly beautiful score, KotOR is a 3D
role-playing game with behindview and a rotating camera that
allows a player, especially a fan of the Star Wars universe, to
fully immerse themselves into their character and play like the
galaxy's fate is in their hands.
Be sure to hit the link above and read the full
article, which covers lots of info about the sequel to KOTOR.