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Char Ell
06-28-2007, 10:40 AM
When asked about the possibility of a lightsaber game for the Nintendo Wii during a Hollywood & Games Summit (http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=14500) panel discussion LucasArts President Jim Ward responded, Weíre all over that, and internally we have already played a lightsaber game on the Wii. Itís a lot of fun, and weíll get there. Mr. Ward also said, Thereíll be some stuff out this Fall - itís going to be a lot of fun. So the question inquiring minds want an answer for: was Mr. Ward referring to the Lego Star Wars game scheduled for a 2007 Q4 release or an entirely new and as yet unannounced LucasArts game for Nintendo Wii? Perhaps more will be revealed at E3 2007.

Sabretooth
06-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Well, there were rumours of this, and frankly, it was inevitable. This has the potential to become the coolest thing out there for the Wii, which could bring LA back into the limelight (which will be beneficial to all us fans). Let's hope they don't blow it.

Jae Onasi
06-29-2007, 10:42 AM
I couldn't imagine _not_ having a lightsaber game for Wii. :)

Pho3nix
06-29-2007, 10:48 AM
I couldn't imagine _not_ having a lightsaber game for Wii. :)

QFT. Me neither.

Cygnus Q'ol
06-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Uh oh.

Does anyone want to trade their Wii for my 360?
(shivers slightly at the thought of wielding a virtual saber)

Char Ell
07-01-2007, 04:20 AM
I also wonder if LA is going to announce a version of The Force Unleashed for Nintendo Wii. I find it interesting that TFU's official website lists LucasArts as making the game for "Next-Generation Consoles" whereas Krome Studios and n-Space are listed as developing the game for PS2, PSP, and DS.

Sabretooth
07-09-2007, 06:22 AM
Well, I have a feeling that a lot of hopes have been squashed.

Wii Lightsaber game revealed (http://www.destructoid.com/wii-lightsaber-game-revealed-and-dreams-get-crushed-34599.phtml)

It may not be what you expected, but it may end up being a good game all the same. ;)

PoiuyWired
07-09-2007, 05:39 PM
even better.

Boba Rhett
07-09-2007, 05:48 PM
***dammit.



*reinstalls Dark Forces 2 for the 57th time*


Remember when LucasArts used to make games? That was great.

Sabretooth
07-10-2007, 12:25 AM
*reinstalls Dark Forces 2 for the 57th time*


Remember when LucasArts used to make games? That was great.

Hell yes, Rhettski. LucasArts was the best developer. Republic Commando was their latest, and it was a decent game. Why can't they keep making games themselves? :(

Jeff
07-10-2007, 03:00 PM
Well they're developing Force Unleashed so hopefully that will be a good one.

SilentScope001
07-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Wasn't there already a lightsaber game?

In my school, there is the Star Wars Arcade, that takes place from Ep. 4-6. One level, Ep. 5, have you play as Luke Skywalker and battle Darth Vader. You have a lightsaber, Darth Vader have a lightsaber, and you duel using a joystick.

Isn't that a good Lightsaber game?

ChAiNz.2da
07-10-2007, 04:01 PM
Wasn't there already a lightsaber game?
There was this one.. but it was a standalone type system (non-console), and doesn't look to be quite the "quality" item.. :xp:

Reviews are great though.. :giveup:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Light-Saber-Battle/dp/B00061I4CE

Sabretooth
07-13-2007, 01:49 AM
In my school, there is the Star Wars Arcade, that takes place from Ep. 4-6. One level, Ep. 5, have you play as Luke Skywalker and battle Darth Vader. You have a lightsaber, Darth Vader have a lightsaber, and you duel using a joystick.

Your school is awesome! :xp:

Sabretooth
09-12-2007, 11:50 AM
With Odin by my side, arise ye thread, ARISE!!!

Got news. Mark Montuya from LucasArts has said that Lego Star Wars - The Complete Saga is going to be "just a taster" for Wii Lightsaber combat. (http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/2007/09/11/lego-star-wars-is-not-the-big-wii-lightsaber-game/)

What does that mean? The motion-tracking Wii Lightsaber game we were so hyped up about is coming out in the future, and it's NOT Lego Star Wars!

Char Ell
09-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Sounds good. I still wonder if the lightsaber game Mark Montuya hinted at is going to be The Force Unleashed for Wii. But IMO that would be both good and bad. Good for those that own a Wii and bad as in another slap in the face for PC gamers. *sigh* If that happened then TFU would be released on all current-gen consoles and handhelds and one last-gen console, but PC would be left in the cold. So basically everybody else but PC. Sometimes it sucks to be the red-headed stepchild. :D

Sabretooth
09-14-2007, 01:54 AM
Sounds good. I still wonder if the lightsaber game Mark Montuya hinted at is going to be The Force Unleashed for Wii. But IMO that would be both good and bad. Good for those that own a Wii and bad as in another slap in the face for PC gamers. *sigh* If that happened then TFU would be released on all current-gen consoles and handhelds and one last-gen console, but PC would be left in the cold. So basically everybody else but PC. Sometimes it sucks to be the red-headed stepchild. :D

If FU comes out for the Wii, I'm going to do anything to get it, even if it means losing my reputation as a PC-Purist! :D

Boba Rhett
09-14-2007, 02:37 PM
So he basically said that they will eventually, at some point, get around to making a game in the future.Yeah.

THANKS LUCASARTS.

Jeff
09-18-2007, 04:32 PM
Finally, we know what the mysterious Wii Lightsaber game will be.

Force Unleashed For Wii Confirmed (http://www.forceunleashed.net/news/the-force-to-be-unleashed-on-wii-in-spring-08/)

I'm very excited about this as both a Wii owner and Star Wars fan. BTW you can discuss this story in our Force Unleashed forums (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=182454).

stoffe
09-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Finally, we know what the mysterious Wii Lightsaber game will be.

Force Unleashed For Wii Confirmed (http://www.forceunleashed.net/news/the-force-to-be-unleashed-on-wii-in-spring-08/)


Nice, should hopefully put the Wii controller to good use. :)

(Though it makes LAs claim that the PC is too weak to handle the game all the more ridiculous, since I doubt the Wii has more powerful hardware than your average action gamer PC. :roleyess:)

Char Ell
09-18-2007, 11:00 PM
Great news for Wii gamers!

But I've got to agree with stoffe. This announcement adds injury to insult for PC gamers. :(

Sabretooth
09-19-2007, 03:50 AM
HOLY **** YES.

Boba Rhett
09-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Lets look at this for a second before we get too excited.

Follow the following steps:

1. Check out what other games Krome studios has been churning out.

2. Look at what other SW titles they're working on and for what systems.

3. Sob uncontrollably because of the crappy PS2 port we'll be getting of TFU for the Wii.

4. Repeat #3 as needed.


I really wish there weren't true but that's the way it looks like this cookie is crumbling. :(

Sabretooth
09-29-2007, 01:05 AM
For the lazy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krome_Studios

It appears that Rhett speaks the grim, saddening truth.

1. Yay, awesome game comin out!
2. OMG Awesome.
3. Wait, it's not coming out, a ****tier game is.
4. You wait, the awesome game IS coming out.
5. Wait guys, it may not be as awesome as it looks.

I can see where this is going... ;)

lordofmalachor
09-29-2007, 09:33 AM
For the lazy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krome_Studios

It appears that Rhett speaks the grim, saddening truth.



I can see where this is going... ;)


well..... spyro was fun...... kinda.

JoeDoe 2.0
09-29-2007, 11:59 AM
There was this one.. but it was a standalone type system (non-console), and doesn't look to be quite the "quality" item.. :xp:

Reviews are great though.. :giveup:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Light-Saber-Battle/dp/B00061I4CE


ChAiNz, do you have a subscription to Cookie magazine too? :p