New game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be set shortly after Revenge of the Sith

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From StarWars.com:

“Today at EA Play, Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment revealed some major new details about their previously announced Star Wars game, including its name and release date: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, set to arrive during the 2019 holiday season. Respawn’s Vince Zampella disclosed the new information during an audience interview at today’s press conference, and also relayed that the game will be a single-player, action-adventure title that tells a new story set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Zampella confirmed that Respawn is collaborating very closely with Lucasfilm on the project.”


From EA:

“From Respawn Entertainment comes a brand-new action adventure game which tells an original Star Wars™ story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars™: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith™. The game will be releasing Holiday 2019. “

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New Prequel Trilogy content is coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

From EA:

“[…] Clone Wars content is Coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

Today at EA Play, we announced that we are going to expand Star Wars Battlefront II with new content from the Clone Wars era, starting this fall with monthly updates.

One of the major theatres of war in the Star Wars prequel era, Geonosis, is coming as a new location to play and explore.

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Plus, two of the most highly requested Hero characters – Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous – will enter Star WarsBattlefront II.

And they will not come alone. Joining them is the Sith Lord and leader of the Separatists, Count Dooku, as well as Anakin Skywalker.

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More details on the upcoming Clone Wars content will be shared in the coming months. […]”

Star Wars Episode I: Racer has been re-released on PC

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From StarWars.com:

“It’s a great time for Star Wars fans who play games.

A batch of fan-favorite titles — including Knights of the Old Republic II and Republic Commando — were recently added to the Xbox One backward compatibility program, and now Lucasfilm and Disney are dropping another classic on PC to celebrate May the 4th. Star Wars Episode I: Racer is available in a newly optimized edition on GOG (featuring LAN Multiplayer support), and it offers the same thrilling experience you remember.

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When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, or Episode I, was released in May 1999, it brought with it a windfall of exciting new Star Wars games. With a worldwide audience eager for new content, the era of the prequels saw more video games set in the galaxy far, far away than ever before. The next three years saw the release of several all-new Star Wars games, many of them bigger and more ambitious than anything previously produced. The first truly great game of that era, Star Wars Episode I: Racer, arrived in stores the day before Episode I hit theaters.

Like young Anakin Skywalker, the game’s all about racing through alien landscapes at impossible speeds. In The Phantom Menace, George Lucas introduced moviegoers to the world of podracing, a galaxy-spanning sport in which pilots race to the finish line in cockpits pulled by massive jet engines. Episode I: Racer takes the spectacular fifteen-minute racing sequence from the film and turns it into gold: an arcade-style racer unlike anything else in the Star Wars games catalog (outside of its 2002 sequel, Star Wars: Racer Revenge).

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The game spans twenty-five race courses across eight unique worlds — the scorching deserts of Tatooine, the Dug homeworld of Malastare, the ice planet Ando Prime. Players can pick from twenty-three different characters, from the lightning-fast Ben Quadrinaros to my personal favorite, Ody Mandrell. Several actors, including Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker) and Lewis MacLeod (Sebulba) reprise their roles from the film. Considerable care has been taken to ensure that the game is properly optimized to run on modern hardware; it’s still the same game you remember from all those years ago.

Originally released on the Nintendo 64 and PC simultaneously, Episode I: Racerwas an immediate hit with fans and critics alike. GameSpot’s review called it “even better than the scene that inspired it,” while Electronic Gaming Monthlynamed it “Game of the Month,” praising its “astounding” visuals, high speeds, and pit-droid strategy elements.

It’s a game that beautifully captures the spirit of a particular corner of the universe, as well as a can’t-miss piece of Star Wars video-game history.”

Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront IV art shows dark side Obi-Wan, Jedi Maul and other variations from the saga

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From Eurogamer:

“This fresh gallery of Star Wars art offers a glimpse at what might have been – had British developer Free Radical Design got to make its Star Wars Battlefront 4.

That’s right, Battlefront 4 – which was already in the planning stages when Free Radical’s promising Battlefront 3 project was shut down, all the way back in 2006.

This gallery of concept images reveals a strikingly different approach – a ‘what if?’ scenario where the events of the Star Wars prequels would play out differently.

Anakin would have killed Yoda and murdered Padmé, which would have caused Obi-Wan and then Luke to fall to the dark side. On the flipside, Darth Maul and Count Dooku would have been Jedi. […]”


Check out the whole gallery at imgur.

Star Wars: Rivals mobile game officially announced

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From StarWars.com:

“Luke Skywalker versus Darth Vader. Jyn Erso versus Director Krennic. Finn versus Captain Phasma. Salacious Crumb versus R2-D2. Finally, there’s a game celebrating the iconic rivalries of a galaxy far, far away. (Well, except that last one.)

Today, Lucasfilm and Disney officially announced Star Wars: Rivals — the first real-time Star Wars competitive action shooter for mobile devices. Highlighting legendary clashes, the character roster is an all-star lineup spanning multiple eras of Star Wars, allowing players to experience the saga’s most famous conflicts. The gameplay is rooted in cover-based PvP skirmishes where players build the ultimate team to challenge opponents in combat arenas. Get a first look in the screenshots below. […]”

 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Launch Trailer

From EA Star Wars:

“Heroes are born on the battlefront, and in Star Wars Battlefront 2, you’re able to experience it for yourself. Play as heroes from all three eras of Star Wars in massive battles across iconic locations, and take part in a thrilling single-player story as Iden Versio fights to avenge the Emperor. […]

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Release Date: November 17, 2017”

Visceral’s canceled Star Wars game reportedly included Prequel era ships and characters

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From MakingStarWars.net:

“Here are all of the elements of the story of Star Wars: Project Ragtag I was able to gather before the project was canceled. Today Kotaku brought us a great break down of the internal struggles that brought the game to being canceled. Now I bring you the story that would have unfolded over the course of the game’s story. […]

Star Wars: Project Ragtag was set just before Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: A New Hope set the stage for most of the story as I understood it. The Empire was coming down hard on citizens of the galaxy after the various rebellions and the destruction of the Death Star. The pressure the galaxy felt was intense in the criminal underworld. This pressure pushed some into capitalizing on others while some joined the resistance against Emperor Palpatine. […]

The crew runs and discovers an old colonial plantation that was once an Old Republic outpost used during The Clone Wars. They meet Major General Pilaf. A Clone Wars era officer that doesn’t know the war ended and has stood his ground at the post for over twenty years. His only friend is a reprogrammed Super Battle Droid named I-ZK (Isaac). This is the part of the story where they inform Pilaf about everything that’s gone down in Star Wars history and he agrees to give them Clone Wars era technology, weapons, and ships to take down Korzan. […]

The crew then races to the Alderaan Graveyard where they use the Clone Wars era ships to take down Korzan. The mining ships are used to fight the Clone Wars era fighters in a large battle. […]”


Read the whole story at MakingStarWars.net.