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

Posted by Zach Kaplan

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.


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.

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User Comments (11)



linkster55 said:

Sounds pretty interesting! hopefully it won't be as repetitive as some of the past Lego games though



James said:

I played this in Amsterdam and I was actually really impressed by it. Should be one to watch!



MrMagpie said:

So Play Coins /are/ going to be required by some games to get everything? You better earn them at a decent rate! I don't want to have to walk 20 miles to get one coin...



James said:

Your 3DS acts as a Pedometer when you take it with you, and the steps you take are converted to Play Coins, which it appears will unlock bonus content in the games that support them. Whether or not you can earn Play Coins in another way hasn't really been explained, not that I know of anyway.




Will the Wii version (out in Feb) have all these too? I'm leaning toward the 3DS version actually. This is being released across the 3 Nintendo platforms of Wii, DS and 3DS (like De Blob 2). I wonder if this is a sign of things to come. Interesting



warioswoods said:

Bleh. All the interesting things that could have been done with Lego blocks in 3D, and all we get is another mindless bash-fest based on a franchise that hasn't seen greatness in decades. Wario is a classic Lego fan but very disappointed with the current direction of the company!



Capt_N said:

I'll be sure to get the Wii ver. to plunk on eBay, as soon as I can. I don't know if the 3DS ver. will sell as well, due to the 3DS not being everyone's cup o' tea, & even those who want it(3DS), may not be able to get it @ launch.



Capt_N said:

One of my gripes w/ The Original Trilogy was that the character creation was limited. Your force alignment was based on using a red lightsaber. You couldn't have a different color. Further, no matter which force alignment you chose, light/dark, you only had 1 force power. You couldn't choose lightsaber, & force power combos. I wanted a blue saber, & force lightning.

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