A new Star Wars game looks set to be announced at this year's Video Game Awards ceremony.
That's one way of looking at a new Spike TV teaser video, anyway. Over footage of previous SW games a voice says, "You've seen every film over 200 times, you know the Skywalkers better than your own family, you have a stronger knowledge of the Force than Yoda himself - but one thing you don't know is what's next. Find out at the 2009 Video Game Awards."
Said Awards are being held on 12th December so expect more news then. Will it be a sequel? A brand new franchise? Or just another class or something for Star Wars: The Old Republic? Clouded, the future is etc.
The transition from child to adulthood brings important changes. Take the Star Wars arcade machine (shush, it counts as important); almost twenty five years on it remains a brilliant experience, but the sit-down version now seems so small. In order to get comfortably seated, grown-up legs have to dangle outside the cockpit, creating a somewhat unorthodox flying style. Don't worry about that though, just pretend you're some kind of maverick super-ace.
Strange as it may appear, the control yoke at the front feels like the only possible way to pilot your X-wing and take down the Imperial fleet. A normal joystick or mouse just can’t compare with this familiar grip--it has to be the original.
Colourful, resource-sparing vector graphics have aged quite well, propelling spiralling TIE Fighters around the screen and spewing vast quantities of laser fire in your direction. Accompanying such destruction are faithful renditions of the original film score and some choice vocal samples, completing an immersive atmosphere. You really do feel as though you're taking on the Empire as a lone soldier.