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  • News Details Emerge of a Cancelled Nintendo-Exclusive Star Wars Game

    It was about Darth Maul though, so never mind

    Star Wars remains as one of the most powerful brands in the entertainment industry, progressing from reasonably humble origins in 1977 to a never-ending multi-billion dollar juggernaut. Its power is such that Disney bought Lucasfilm for $2.5 billion, with no doubt that it was actually interested in...

  • Video The Awesome Super Smash Wars Trilogy Has Almost Finished

    Return of the Hero

    We've made no secret of the fact that we're fans of James Farr's work, having shared a number of his animated videos over the past year. His work to date has included some excellent Ghostbusters / Nintendo mashups, and his latest project has been to blend the big N's universe with the original Star Wars Trilogy. Before now we've...

  • Video 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...

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    Wii U

    Review Angry Birds Star Wars

    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

    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...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Star Wars Pinball

    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,...

  • News Star Wars Pinball Confirmed to be Bringing the Force to 3DS

    Expect '3D' to tag onto the end of the title

    Very recently we shared the news that a PEGI rating had been spotted for Star Wars Pinball on the 3DS, which was pleasing for fans that just can't get enough of the title. Happily, Zen Studios has confirmed to Nintendo Everything that the title is indeed coming to the 3DS, but said nothing else apart...

  • News PEGI Rating Suggests Star Wars Pinball Is Coming To A 3DS Near You

    We have a good feeling about this

    Star Wars Pinball hit the Wii U eShop earlier this month, but it would appear that the game is also coming to the 3DS. A PEGI rating has surfaced for the game, which shouldn't be confused with the Wii U edtiion, as that has its

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Star Wars Pinball

    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...

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    GameCube

    Review Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

    Three's a crowd

    Factor 5 struck gold when it released the sublime Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64 way back in 1998/1999. Then, in 2001/2002, the development studio topped this already impressive feat with the astounding Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. So when it announced that it had a third Rogue Squadron game in the works...

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    GameCube

    Review Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

    A force to be reckoned with

    In many ways, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is the definitive Star Wars game. That's not to say that it's the best game that's ever been based on the franchise, but rather, it's the best at capturing the pure essence and magic of it. Developed by Factor 5 in collaboration with LucasArts, it's a technical...

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    Nintendo 64

    Review Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo

    Tour de Force

    While it wasn't quite the workhorse that Rare was during the Nintendo 64 era, Factor 5 developed a handful of third-party games that arguably matched Nintendo's own efforts in terms of technical quality. The studio had a knack for getting underneath the hood of the system and exploiting its raw power to create fascinating visual...

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    Nintendo 64

    Review Star Wars Episode I: Racer

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

  • News Disney Infinity Developer Would Like to Include Star Wars And Marvel

    No decision made as yet

    Yesterday Disney Interactive revealed that Disney Infinity — possibly its most ambitious project yet — would be coming to Wii U, Wii and 3DS this summer, as well as mobile devices and other platforms. The game allows the player to bring real-world toys to life by scanning them into the game in the same way that...

  • News First Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Details

    An elegant videogame from a more civilized age

    The first gameplay details of Lucasarts’ forthcoming Star Wars title The Force Unleashed have started to trickle in after the 2008 CES, and we have to admit it’s sounding pretty bloomin’ special. Opposable Thumbs had this to report: "Every time you hit that face button, we want you to feel that power," I'm told as I watch one of the..