Star Wars Battlefront II

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Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 4 flipped Return of the Jedi's final lightsaber battle

Last month, we showcased a gallery of artwork dug up from the ashes of Free Radical Design's cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 4.

The game was already in the planning stages when Free Radical's far more complete Battlefront 3 project was also shut down back in 2006. It exists now only in the form of concept art and memory.

But the past few weeks have seen far more Battlefront 4 material come to light, thanks to fans from The Vault Project and anonymous staff who worked on the game more than a decade ago. Together, an enormous collaborative Google Document has been created - showcasing the largest collection of Battlefront 3 and 4 information I've seen, after years of writing about various leaks.

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Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 4 art shows dark side Luke, Jedi Maul

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.

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Pandemic's old Star Wars Battlefront 2 just got another multiplayer update

Pandemic's old Star Wars Battlefront 2 just got another multiplayer update

"Permission to hop in an X-Wing and blow something up?"

Someone, somewhere at Disney is still updating the 2005 version of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - the one defunct developer Pandemic made over a decade ago before it was shut down.

Online multiplayer suddenly returned to the aging shooter back in October, just prior to the arrival DICE's shiny new Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launching.

Last night, the game received a new 269.3MB patch via Steam to improve its online multiplayer features:

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Steam Thanksgiving sale goes big on Star Wars

Maybe Leia couple of notes down or something.

What a lot of tempting deals there in Steam's 2015 Thanksgiving sale, the Exploration Sale. It's like having a bowl of cold roast potatoes in front of you at 11pm: you know you shouldn't but oh go on maybe just one.

New Star Wars game to be announced?

New Star Wars game to be announced?

Award ceremony teaser would suggest so.

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.

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Battlefront II content tomorrow

As long as you pay for it.

That downloadable content for Xbox 1 title Star Wars Battlefront II we told you about before Christmas is due out tomorrow, says the Internet (well, says LucasArts via the medium of the Internet).

Battlefront II Xbox content

With more due in January.

In keeping with the theme of Christmas map packs, LucasArts has released a small update for Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox, and promised a more substantial premium content pack in January.

Star Wars: Battlefront II

I'd like there to be something intelligent, perhaps analytical, in my head when I see the trappings of Episodes One through Three on my television. But all I can do is listen to the Vader-scream looping in my brain: "NOOOOOO!"

Incredibly, some of my friends and peers have informed me that the third Star Wars film in the most recent trilogy was the best of the three. Is the 'best' of three kicks in the stomach the one that actually bursts your kidneys?

I was surprised at the sheer audacity of Episode III's awfulness. Entertaining, yes, but in some tortured, ironic sense of the word I'd not been expecting. In fact having recently watched the original Star Wars for the first time in many years, it seems as if the two trilogies are barely related at all. The originals were a pleasing fluke of entertaining cinema that somehow captured greatness, while the latest were little more than a CGI debauch, a cynical cash-venting exercise of the kind that the original films were probably supposed to have been back before Lucas stumbled into the Light and Magic of the big franchise.

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Battlefront II gets release date

Battlefront II gets release date

Same as Episode III DVD.

Activision has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II is out on PC, PS2, PSP and Xbox on the very same day as the Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith DVD.

Yes, from October 31 you'll not only be able to purchase the sequel to the best-selling Star Wars game of all time but also the best film of all time ever you know it's true no arguments.

Battlefront II features an all-new single-player storyline that unfolds over more than 16 new locations, including many from Episode III. You'll be able to board enemy ships so you can launch simultaneous internal and external attacks for the first time, and there's online multiplayer support for up to 24 players on PS3, 32 on Xbox and 64 on PC. The PSP version will feature wireless co-op for up to four players.

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SW Battlefront 2 trailer

SW Battlefront 2 trailer

And some new screenshots too.

Calling all Star Wars fans: the film saga may be at an end, but there's no point crying over spilt midichlorians - and after all, there's always Battlefront II to look forward to.

It's due out this autumn on PS2, PC, PSP and Xbox, and a new trailer is now available on Eurofiles. There are some new screenshots to look at too.

Star Wars Battlefront II features an all-new single-player storyline that takes place over more than 16 new locations, including many from the superbly enjoyable and utterly flawless Revenge of the Sith.

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