Press Release from LucasArts
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 11, 2009 -- Fans of the popular STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS TV series can continue the battle for galactic peace this September in an all-new videogame from LucasArts and Krome Studios. Based on the Cartoon Network series and collaborating directly with Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: REPUBLIC HEROES allows players to take up arms on behalf of the noble Galactic Republic, while pursuing the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane and combating the all-new Skakoan super villain Kul Teska.
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: REPUBLIC HEROES allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created incorporating the same ground-breaking, stunning visual style from the TV series. Featuring a brand-new storyline, players will get the chance to take part in the key events that lead directly into the highly anticipated second season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Jedi characters can slice and dice their way through countless enemies, commandeer droids and show off their combat prowess on foot and in a variety of vehicles. Clone Troopers fire things up with a heavy weapons armament that includes rocket launchers, thermal detonators and even jet packs in levels built specifically to take run-and-gun gameplay to exciting levels.
In addition, the Lucasfilm Animation Singapore games team -- in conjunction with The Clone Wars experts at Lucasfilm Animation -- is developing an experience on the Nintendo DS that takes full advantage of the platform's touch-screen technology. That version will include an expanded storyline that offers players the chance to take part in key events and battles from season one while also featuring intuitive touch-screen controls for movement, attacks and puzzle solving.
"THE CLONE WARS franchise has struck a chord with viewers and gamers around the world with its action-packed storyline and memorable heroes," said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. "With its Jedi and Clone Trooper gameplay and all-new storyline, STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: REPUBLIC HEROES takes the franchise into a truly exciting and interactive direction."
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: REPUBLIC HEROES will release this September for the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, Wii, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Nintendo DS and PC.
More information about the game can be found at the official website, http://www.clonewarsgame.com.