As April comes to a close and May approaches, one thing is on our minds – and no, it's not nicer weather. May 4th marks the annual celebration of Star Wars Day, and so Sony is joining in – or maybe just cashing in, depending on how you see things – on the festivities. First and foremost, the Japanese giant is adding four new...
Star Wars 1313's fate not looking good
Disney’s questionable treatment of non-Star Wars: Episode VII content has continued today with the closure of legendary video game arm LucasArts. Following the Mickey Mouse marker's acquisition of LucasFilm along with its various subsidiaries late last year, the company has opted to shutter a large portion...
Downloadable shooter trapped in limbo
On the day that LucasFilm has decided to ditch new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Kotaku has used its Jedi powers to unearth information about a brand new downloadable game named Star Wars: First Assault. The first-person shooter –
It’s hard not to raise an eyebrow over LucasArts’ treatment of Star Wars 1313. The game has already featured on magazine covers here in the UK, but it doesn’t actually have a platform attached to it yet. Is it a PlayStation 3 game or next-generation? The publisher won’t say. Instead, it’s decided to release the in-depth...
Like a bossk
Naughty Dog must be feeling awfully flattered right now. If there’s one recurring theme at this year’s E3, it’s that every third-person shooter looks a lot like Uncharted. Somewhat unsurprisingly, LucasArts’ upcoming Star Wars 1313 is the latest title to join the Naughty Dog love-in. The game’s first footage was debuted live...
Take a Luke
LucasArts has raised the curtain on Star Wars 1313, a third-person shooter set within a “dark and mature world”. It’s the super secret title that the publisher teased last month. The game is set to unravel a “criminal conspiracy” in the “most dangerous place in the Star Wars galaxy”. If you’re curious, the title refers...
May the force be with you
Spike TV is set to officially announce the next LucasArts developed Star Wars game. The reveal will be teased during a pre-E3 episode of GTTV on 31st May, and will be followed by a full gameplay demo during E3 All Access Live on 4th June. Details are scarce right now, but we've got our fingers crossed for a new Star Wars:...
What's with publishers signing their allegiance to Epic's famously flaky Unreal Engine technology? It wasn't so long ago that Warner Bros was releasing a similar statement, now LucasArts has confirmed it will be exclusively utilising Epic's technology for multiple future projects
We assume the use of Unreal Engine makes lots of sense for developers without the resources to build their own..
Sony's R&D duo of Anton Mikhailov and Dr. Richard Marks have been nothing but professional in their discussion of Micrsoft's Kinect device over the past six months. But when it comes to Kinect Star Wars, Anton's got some strong opinions — mainly that it would be "damn better" on PlayStation Move. Speaking about the possibility of a lightsaber game on PlayStation Move, Anton..
Says Move engineer
The demo of Kinect Star Wars caught the imagination of Jedi fans everywhere, and Move's augmented reality capabilities combined with its 1:1 controller tracking is surely a recipe for a great Star Wars game. But whose would be better? You'll never guess which one Sony engineer Anton Mikhailov would favour. In a brief chat with...
Even if you're too cool to think so, Star Wars is great
It just is. We wouldn't call ourselves huge Star Wars fans, we're not. But virtually everyone has a reverence for the franchise, don't they? Mainly because it's a bit brilliant. As such, it's hard not to get excited by trailers for The Force Unleashed. Sure, the original game was a bit rubbish, but this sequel looks promising. At least we hope..
We've always wanted to be a super-powered Jedi, so we can't wait to get a little taste of what it feels like with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
Thankfully, LucasArts has confirmed that a demo of the game is heading to the PlayStation Network on October 12th (that's next week). The demo follows cloned protagonist Starkiller, fighting his memories...
One of our favourite things in any form of media are bizarre brand cross-overs
Crossovers that make absolutely no-sense, but are brilliantly exciting none-the-less. We love that stuff. Take Guybrush Threepwood's appearance in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. It makes no sense whatsoever. But who cares? It looks absolutely brilliant. The character will be unlockable in the upcoming action romp,..
Lucasarts' new president Paul Meegan isn't wasting any time
That's according to a report on Kotaku this morning, who claim the new boss has already chopped a high profile sequel. According to the website, Meegan has seen fit to cancel production of The Force Unleashed III before work even properly begins. Apparently, a huge number of staff who were expected to move onto the project from The Force..
Thought you should know, we did
Lucasarts sent us this trailer, they did. Features Yoda, it does. Cameo in Star Wars: The Force Unleahsed II, he will. Ok, ok... We'll stop. This little segment shows Yoda giving series protagonist Starkiller some advice. Nice bit of CGI, it is. Ok! Moving on...
Lucasarts has revealed to IGN that the PSP port of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is no more
No reason was given for the cancellation, but you're probably free to assume that for yourselves. The PS3 version is still in development, mind. That's due in October.
Sony's detailed a stonking PlayStation Home update on the PlayStation Blog this week
In aid of celebrating The Empire Strikes Back's 30th anniversary, PlayStation Home will be kitted out with a new public space based on the Mos Eisley Cantina. Star Wars nuts will know that the location first appeared in the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope...
The first Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was packed with decent ideas, but lacked the polish to really execute on them
Lucasarts will be hoping to nail the mix of close-quarters melee combat and physics-heavy super powers with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Even at this early stage, it's looking infinitely more polished than the original game. After the great cinematic trailer, we're starting to..
If Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 turns out to be even half as good as its E3 trailer, then it'll be properly amazing
This trailer is fantastic. Not only does it feature a dual-wielding protagonist, it also features the gloriously awesome Darth Vader. What a fantastic antagonist he is. The trailer's pretty vague, opening with Vader betraying protagonist Starkiller and ordering him to be..
Telltale's announced that the entire first season of their Tales Of Monkey Island episodic adventure series will hit the PlayStation Network on June 15th
That's all five episodes for just $20 folks. Bargain, indeed. In addition, Telltale's revealed that the third episode of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (titled "They Stole Max's...
Collector's editions can be a mixed bag
This Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 collector's edition is the very definition of that. In essence, it's just a beefed up version of the standard package with a fancy USB stick slapped in the box. But that USB stick is pretty cool. Alongside the 2GB USB stick, you'll also get some exclusive in-game content and a premium collectible steelbook case. The thing..
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II you say? We remember, that's a video game isn't it? This new footage from Eurogamer shows Subject 1157 awaken to a back-drop of sweeping chords and flash-back sequences. At least that's what we think. We're not totally sure what's going on to be honest. Hey, at least we're upfront about this stuff, right?
.. Finally our wish has come true, as SCEA and LucasArts has announced a bunch of Star Wars themed content is coming to Playstation Home. In fact, you won't just be getting Star Wars content, LucasArts has also pledged Indiana Jones goodies via a new themed store front in the Home mall. There are a ton of screens over at Kotaku. Check them out if...