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Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

Nintendo 64x64: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

I'm Hit! Rear shields down!

Taking everything that is loved about the grand battles of the original Star Wars trilogy -- the dogfights, the scale and the classic theme of good versus evil -- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron delivers an authentic aerial action experience with its own bespoke storyline. Produced with astonishingly high production values --...

News: Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Games Are Non-Canon

Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Games Are Non-Canon

Forget they ever happened, people

The Star Wars "expanded universe" is packed with bold adventures and epic stories, and contains more than a few video game outings — such as Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which is perhaps the most recent example of Lucasarts neatly adding to the already impressive lore of the famous Sci-Fi series. However,...

Video: James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

This time it's The Empire Strikes Back

Back in October we shared the latest animation from James Farr, Super Smash Wars: A Link to the Hope, which had already followed thoroughly entertaining efforts that combined Nintendo franchises with those such as Ghostbusters. The good news is that the animator has returned to give his spin on the second Star...

Review: Angry Birds Star Wars (Wii U)

Angry Birds Star Wars (Wii U)

The one that flew over the cuckoo's nest

Star Wars games have had something of a tumultuous journey in recent years. Whereas the nineties and early noughties saw a slew of fantastic Star Wars games, there’s no denying that quality control has taken something of a back seat in more recent times. The franchise has been increasingly used to primarily...

News: Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Those crashing issues should now be no more

Star Wars Pinball was released on Wii U and 3DS earlier this year but unfortunately the handheld version was liable to crash at certain points. Indeed, as we detailed in our review when you head over to the leaderboards the game simply stalls and throws you to the 3DS menu. It's fair to say we were a...

Review: Star Wars Pinball (3DS eShop)

Star Wars Pinball (3DS eShop)

Hard to see, the dual screen is

The Wii U version of Star Wars Pinball activated the hyperdrive of success and shot off into the stars, promising many more adventures to come — the table designs were impressive and fantastic production values sealed the deal. Unfortunately, downloading the same title onto your 3DS results in a poor compromise,...

Review: Star Wars Pinball (Wii U eShop)

Star Wars Pinball (Wii U eShop)

Laugh it up, pinball

If the Disneyland Star Tours attraction was systematically dismantled and reassembled by brilliant maniacs who love tabletop arcade games a whole lot, it would surely be a perfect doppelganger to Star Wars Pinball. The creators of Zen Pinball and Pinball FX have somehow managed to stuff all the joy and adventure of Star Wars...

Review: Star Wars Episode I: Racer (Nintendo 64)

Star Wars Episode I: Racer (Nintendo 64)

Watto way to go

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace may have been panned by film critics and audiences alike when it released back in 1999, but not everything borne out of it was as big a disaster as Jar Jar Binks. One of these truly rare exceptions was Star Wars Episode I: Racer, a sci-fi racing game developed by by LucasArts. The game was a...

News: DICE Tested Its Frostbite Engine On Wii U, Wasn't Enamoured With The Results

DICE Tested Its Frostbite Engine On Wii U, Wasn't Enamoured With The Results

Dat "unprecedented relationship"

DICE's Johan Andersson has hinted that the company's future Star Wars titles won't be making their way to the Wii U. Speaking about the new publishing agreement between Disney and EA on Twitter, Andersson stated that the company's titles will be built using its Frostbite 3 game engine — which means that there's...

News: The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

But will Nintendo fans see any benefit?

EA has signed up "exclusive" rights to Star Wars video games following the closure of LucasArts last month. The multi-year deal appears to cover original games, rather than those linked to the forthcoming movies. To confuse things further, Disney has retained the rights to certain mobile, online and tablet...

News: LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

Star Wars titles will be licensed out to third parties

It has been confirmed that Disney has shut down LucasArts. The company's publishing and internal development businesses will now close for good. Disney picked up the company as part of its deal to acquire LucasFilm but has since decided to disband it. Star Wars games will still be made, they'll...

News: Zen Studios Announces New Star Wars Pinball DLC

Zen Studios Announces New Star Wars Pinball DLC

The force is strong with Wii U

Zen Studios has announced on its blog that it will be bringing new Star Wars themed pinball tables as DLC for Xbox Live Arcade's Pinball FX2 and PSN's Zen Pinball 2. There was no mention of Wii U, but fortunately it seems it will be coming to Nintendo's eShop after all as DLC for Zen Pinball 2. As you would expect,...