LucasArts Assembles the Facts on LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for 3DS

Use the 3D force!

From Indiana Jones to Harry Potter and more, many beloved franchises have gotten the LEGO twist and been featured in idiosyncratically silly video game adaptations, and one of the first was Star Wars. The saga will continue on the 3DS with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, and LucasArts has given us all the facts on this upcoming adventure.

The game will span more than ten story-based missions that take place throughout the Clone Wars era and include minigames like snowball fights and Droid Volleyball. Players will be able to wield new Lightsaber abilities and take control of new clone weapons like rapid-fire guns and rocket launchers as well as pilot Clone Wars-era vehicles. The title will also take advantage of Street Pass and Play Coins to unlock new characters and purchase bonus content.

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will release during the 3DS launch period. You can read the full press release below or check out some artwork in the gallery further down.

Let the battle for the galaxy commence

The beloved and critically acclaimed LEGO® Star Wars™ franchise is back and coming to homes around the world in 2011. The third sequel, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ with all-new gameplay features.

Players will enjoy brand new game mechanics allowing them to create, control, and explore in a galaxy far, far away like never before. Promising breathtaking visuals as well as new characters and levels, the game also features the signature tongue-in-cheek humour from the LEGO universe. With more than 10 story-based missions and lots of bonus content spanning the entire Clone Wars era, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will allow fans to endlessly explore and laugh their way through the Star Wars galaxy in the most humorous, accessible, and action-packed LEGO game to date.

Features

New Story – For the first time, players will experience their favourite stories from Star Wars: The Clone Wars™, retold in the amazing LEGO world that fans know and love.

All-New Mini-Games – Play wacky mini-games that turn the Star Wars universe on its head, like snowball fights and Droid™ volleyball!

Improved Space Flight – Take to the stratosphere in a number of iconic Starships like the Y-wing and Jedi Starfighter to engage in dazzling dogfights in improved, fully 3D space battles!

New Combat Abilities – Characters now have more dynamic moves allowing players greater freedom to battle their opponents. Added to that are a number of new Lightsaber abilities including Lightsaber Cutting and Lightsaber Climbing. The game also features new grappling abilities allowing players to navigate their way through puzzles and defeat enemies.

Brand New Clone Weapons, Vehicles, and Characters – Battle Separatist forces while wielding new clone weapons such as rapid-fire guns and rocket launchers, and flying Clone Wars-era vehicles. Plus, unlock classic characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker!

Puzzle Solving – All-new immersive and engaging puzzles that reward creative thinking by providing unique building scenarios only possible in a LEGO galaxy far, far away.

Unique 3DS Content – Use Street Pass and Play Coins to unlock new characters and get purchase bonus content.