LEGO Star Wars II

Get set to use the Farce once more, as LucasArts announces The Empire Strikes Brick, as production of LEGO Star Wars II is underway:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Friday, February 10, 2006 – Just in time for the American International Toy Fair 2006, LucasArts and TT Games today announced their plans to release LEGO® Star Wars II™: The Original Trilogy [working title], the sequel to one of the best-selling video games of 2005. Created by TT Games and developed by Traveller’s Tales, LEGO Star Wars II is slated for release this fall across seven platforms. May the Force build with you on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Sony PSP™, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo Game Boy Advance™ and Windows.

With a comical take on the Star Wars Trilogy that revolutionized pop culture forever (Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI Return of the Jedi), LEGO Star Wars II follows the Rebel Alliance’s battle to dismantle the Galactic Empire and rebuild a galaxy in pieces. From Darth Vader’s pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to a showdown on the reconstructed Death Star, the game includes even more of the family-friendly LEGO action, puzzles and humor that earned the original LEGO Star Wars such popularity and acclaim.

And much more new to offer, it still has. For the first time ever, levels feature vehicles and creatures that players can ride or exit at will. Also, in LEGO Star Wars II’s Free Play mode, gamers can customize more than 50 new playable characters by mixing and matching body parts, to build their own LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on certain platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock as many as 56 additional characters for Free Play – that’s more than 100 characters total, plus millions of possible creations! Other exciting additions include the ability to Free Play with vehicles, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an optional advanced mode for experienced players and more.

“Whether it was your first gaming experience or you’ve played everything released since Pong, the first LEGO Star Wars was one of those rare video games that everyone enjoyed,” said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. “With LEGO Star Wars II, LucasArts is working with TT Games and Traveller’s Tales not only to set players loose through the original three chapters of the Star Wars Saga, but also to make this feel like the true sequel our fans have been clamoring for.”

“TT Games is delighted to have formed a partnership with LucasArts for LEGO Star Wars II,” said Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games. “The first game was an absolute joy to work on, and we’re excited to deliver even more fun and creativity, this time with more features to work on and the original trilogy as the game’s focus.”

Distributed by Eidos Interactive, the original LEGO Star Wars was the No. 13 best-selling video game of 2005 (according to NPD Funworld) with over 2.5 million copes sold worldwide, and also won its fair share of awards. A few of the most notable include G4 Videogame TV’s Best Adaptation of 2005 at the G-Phoria Video Game Awards, IGN.com’s Best Platform Game, GameSpot.com’s Best Use of Creative License, and it was one of 1UP.com’s Hidden Gems of the Year. To date the first game has sold more than 3.3 million units worldwide.

For more information on LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, please visit www.lucasarts.com.
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Actually Sony and Microsoft legally require all that crap legal copy after the system names. You don't include it in your press releases and you get taken to court and pay huge copyright penalties.

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Feb 11, 2006, 04:03
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Very cool. Glad they got Traveller’s Tales back also...the original was a surprisingly fun game!

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Feb 11, 2006, 00:13
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Feb 11, 2006, 00:13
 
What I love is how the Xbox is a "video game system" and the Playstation is a "computer entertainment system" when the Xbox is closer to a computer than any of them. This is the way they are described in every press release I've ever seen, and it always makes me laugh.

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Yo man! The Empire just bricked! Word!
Feb 10, 2006, 23:37
Kxmode
 
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Yo man! The Empire just bricked! Word! Feb 10, 2006, 23:37
Feb 10, 2006, 23:37
 Kxmode
 
LEGO Star Wars II: The Empire Strikes Brick? Damn isn't a basketball term that basically mean the shot didn't score? Last I heard the Empire Strikes Back is number 23 on the list of highest grossing films. Urban Kids are going to see "Empire Strikes Brick" and snicker.

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Feb 10, 2006, 23:30
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Feb 10, 2006, 23:30
 Kxmode
 
No kidding... streamline it down to something like:

LEGO Star Wars II: The Empire Strikes Brick was announced today February 10, 2006. This new game will be released this fall on seven platforms: PlayStation, PSP, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and Windows. The game will be distributed by Eidos Interactive. For more information on LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, please visit www.lucasarts.com.

And my god who wrote this crap?

release this fall across seven platforms. May the Force build with you on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Sony PSP™, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo Game Boy Advance™ and Windows.

Who in the hell doesn't know that Xbox is a video game system from Microsoft? And is it necessary to append computer entertainment system to Playstation?! God I hate press releases... they have no soul!


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Does this really deserve 6 paragraphs?

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"Error post exceeded 200 characters"
Feb 10, 2006, 22:57
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 Kxmode
 
Longest Blue's post ever! Is is me or are these things getting longer every year?

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Re: Demo
Feb 10, 2006, 22:41
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Feb 10, 2006, 22:41
 
I've been playing the original on PS2 lately... fantastic. I don't really care about the Star Wars part of it after that last movie installment, but the LEGO aspect makes for some really fun graphics and gameplay.

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Re: Demo
Feb 10, 2006, 22:13
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Re: Demo Feb 10, 2006, 22:13
Feb 10, 2006, 22:13
 
Sorry to hear that Ant, I had to get a ps2 type game pad just for this game, as I couldn't make the sideways leaps across the Lava towards the end of the game.

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Re: Demo enough
Feb 10, 2006, 21:58
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Re: Demo enough Feb 10, 2006, 21:58
Feb 10, 2006, 21:58
 
I found the controls annoying, but I got used to them quickly enough. Or at least, the game is easy enough it isn't too much of a problem if you keep jumping off a cliff.

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Nice
Feb 10, 2006, 21:55
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Nice Feb 10, 2006, 21:55
Feb 10, 2006, 21:55
 
I like your title more, Blue.

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Demo
Feb 10, 2006, 21:38
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Feb 10, 2006, 21:38
 Ant
 
I played the original game demo. I liked it, but the keyboard controls were annoying. I hope this gets resolved in the sequel. And no, I don't want to get use a gamepad nor can I use one due to my physical disabilities (can't hold controllers correctly).
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Re: good!
Feb 10, 2006, 20:27
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Feb 10, 2006, 20:27
 
Best news of the year so far! I just wish the game will be more challenging for all the grown-ups who played the first one.

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Re: good!
Feb 10, 2006, 20:19
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Feb 10, 2006, 20:19
 
Heh just reinstalled the first one yesterday, a very good solid star wars game

Now if they'd only make a Star Wars Lego Battlefield type game

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Re: good!
Feb 10, 2006, 20:13
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Feb 10, 2006, 20:13
 
Ya know, while I was playing through the first one, I kept thinking, if only they had made the original trilogy!!!

Great news!

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good!
Feb 10, 2006, 19:46
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Feb 10, 2006, 19:46
 
The first LEGO Star Wars game turned out to be a great game to own. It occupied my kids for weeks and they loved every min of it! I will certainly purchase this one!

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