283w ago - LucasArts has put up a batch of new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed screenshots for the Nintendo Wii. One is below, and the rest are available linked above.
For those who missed it previously, in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed you'll pick up Wii Remote and nunchuk, taking the role of Darth Vader's secret apprentice.
With the fall of the Jedi Counsel and uprising of the empire, the galaxy is falling on hard times, as the dark side sweeps across the stars. We all know the core story of Star Wars, and how the once spunky (and to some people, loveable) Anakin Skywalker was turned to evil by Emperor Palpatine, with the timeless story of his son's rise to eventually topple galaxy-wide evil as part of the Rebel Alliance.
As long as you're that familiar with Star Wars lore - and there are few people out there that aren't - you'll be able to step right in to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
285w ago - LucasArts have taken the extrordinary step of risking one of its most highly anticipated titles yet by laying off staff from the development team of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
An ex member of the crack Jedi programming troupe has revealved that member of the team were released from their contracts before the title had wrapped up. He went on to say that the current team size was insufficient to handle the remaining work.
LucasArts has been qouted as towing the familiar company line around the importance of internal development, but you would have to question their commitment in the wake of this news.
The only hope looks to be through outsourced help. If this is the case, the last parts of the game will be completed by completely new people, with no history in the title. The Star Wars franchise has already suffered a credibility blow with the inclusion of characters in the upcoming Soul Calibre title. Although the majority of Unleashed has been completed this could spell bad news for a successful, bug free release.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is slated for release on September 16th.
299w ago - Gametrailers just put up their first episode in a ten-part look at the history of Star Wars video games.
While it take awhile to get going, once they do start talking about the games, it gets pretty interesting looking at such classics as the Atari 2600 retro pack Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Arcade in its vector graphics goodness and Star Wars Jedi Arena on the 2600.
322w ago - Hello PlayStation.Blog Readers! My name is Jeff Pena and I'm one of the producers for Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron over at LucasArts. As you're all probably aware, Renegade Squadron is the next installment in the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, but this time it's being made exclusively for the PSP. We've been working really hard with the folks at Rebellion to make a great game worthy of the Star Wars Battlefront name, and it's almost showtime - though it's hard to believe it's so soon, the game goes on sale this Tuesday, October 9th!
Which leads me to why I'm posting here. As you're also probably aware, Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron will be bundled with the Star Wars Battlefront Entertainment Pack that will also be released on October 9th. For $199, you get a copy of the game and a sweet new white PSP with a silkscreen of Darth Vader on the back. This is the only way you're going to be able to get this PSP, folks! We're really excited to be working with Sony and can't wait to see the reaction when the game and the new PSP Pack come out.