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.
Back when the Wii was first unveiled, the first thing to go through everyone's head was "Ha! It sounds like wee wee!", because that was really the pinnacle of comedy at the time. The second thing to go through everyone's head was "Oh! Lightsabers!"
Somehow, even after the prequel trilogy, we still all want to be Jedi Knights in videogames. Of course, with the Motion Plus add-on yet to arrive with its true one-to-one reproduction of your arm movements (really this time, we promise!), there's absolutely no way to produce a true lightsaber fighting experience just yet. Not that that's stopped them having a go.
Based on the rather wretched new animated movie-slash-TV-show, the clumsily titled Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels ostensibly follows Anakin, Obi-Wan and their Jedi pals as they try to save Jabba the Hutt's son from a kidnap plot that turns out to be a trap and... Basically, it's got a cute baby Jabba in it. We're at the bottom of a barrel far, far away long since past scraping.
LucasArts is working on new DS and Wii titles based on the Star Wars spin-off animated series, The Clone Wars, and one of them is billed as a proper Wii lightsaber game. Both are due out in "Holiday 2008". I'm on holiday tomorrow.
LucasArts appears to be working on a Star Wars game for Wii and DS based on the upcoming animated film.