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Old 08-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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Star Wars 'allies' with Ubisoft

French publisher announces Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for Nintendo DS, Sony PSP; signs "long-term" deal with Star Wars license-holder LucasArts.

With all the hoopla surrounding the flurry of new games in the Star Trek franchise, fans of another sci-fi series, Star Wars, may have felt left out. Publisher Ubisoft is attempting to allay those concerns, however, with the release of Star Wars: Lethal Alliance, a Sony PSP and Nintendo DS game set for release in December.

The French publisher has signed "a long-term licensing partnership with LucasArts," which owns the Star Wars video-game licensing rights.

Although Lethal Alliance will appear on the DS and PSP at the same time, the two versions weren't made by the same developer: Ubisoft's Montreal division handled the PSP game, while the publisher's Casablanca studio produced the DS version. Each game will be tailored to take advantage of its host system, but Ubisoft didn't say how.

Lethal Alliance weaves a tale around the Imperial-fighting escapades of Twi'lek Rianna Saren, a skilled Rebel Alliance fighter and acrobat, and her security droid, Zeeo, a defensive specialist. In relation to the franchise's saga, the game fits between the last prequel to appear in theaters--2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith--and the first movie of the original trilogy, 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope.

Ubisoft said Lethal Alliance players must take advantage of each character's unique strengths to progress--the ultimate goal being the theft of the Death Star's blueprints. There is no word yet, however, on how many Bothan spies must die for players to accomplish the mission. Rianna and Zeeo will travel to a variety of locations in that galaxy far, far away, including the Death Star itself, the Skywalker home base Tatooine, and Alderaan, before its Death Star destruction in A New Hope. Lethal Alliance will include a multiplayer mode, but Ubisoft declined to announce its details.

Notable Star Wars characters making an appearance in Lethal Alliance include Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, and Kyle Katarn--the gruff mercenary whose game roots extend back to the Dark Forces and Jedi Knight first-person shooters on the PC.

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Gamespot has first look and 3 screens! - http://uk.gamespot.com/psp/action/st...gumballs;img;0
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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Many bothan spies died to bring us this information...

I'd like to see a Ubi-made Star Wars game for Wi...

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Old 08-17-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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HOLY CRAP!!! Another Star Wars DS game! Us DS fans are way overdue for one.

And multi-player too! I love you Ubi-Soft!


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Old 08-17-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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Awesome! As I plan to get a DS lite this should definitely be a game I'll get.

The more I look into this game the more I think I might pass on it though.


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If anyone could do it, it would be Ubisoft, especially after Red Steel.

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Old 08-18-2006, 03:42 AM   #7
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Updated 18-08-06 with info

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An interesting concept for a handheld game. I am interested in seeing how well this game sells when it's released.


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Old 08-18-2006, 08:51 AM   #9
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It'll sell better on the PSP, ironically lol.

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:50 AM   #10
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I might get it on my PSP. Any Nintendo Handheld Star Wars game is terrible.
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HOLY CRAP!!! Another Star Wars DS game! Us DS fans are way overdue for one.

And multi-player too! I love you Ubi-Soft!

What was the first DS Star Wars game?
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Revenge of the Sith... it was basically the GBA version with added "3D" flight levels.

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Old 12-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #14
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This game looks better than JKA and its for handheld console's!


*Me want's PSP!*


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YAY! Go Ubisoft. They pwn 'cos they made this:
It pwnz all other strategy games.
Plus i'm planning to get a DS so i'll probably get this.


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