LucasArts and TT Games today announced that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will ship to retailers in North America for the Wii system, Nintendo DS family of handheld systems, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows.
Press Release from LucasArts
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 22, 2011 – LucasArts and TT Games today announced that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will ship to retailers in North America for the Wii system, Nintendo DS family of handheld systems, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows. The game will also be available as a day-one title for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system on March 27. The latest installment in the 21 million unit selling LEGO Star Wars video game franchise, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a tongue-in-cheek take on the entire Clone Wars era that runs through the feature films and the hit animated television show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
To celebrate the launch of the game, LEGO Star Wars characters were spotted around San Francisco at some of the city’s most iconic locations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, The Palace of Fine Arts and even Lucasfilm’s own Yoda Fountain.
With an all new graphics engine and enhanced animations never before seen in a LEGO game, players will explore a vast universe – including 16 different star systems, 32 story-based missions and 48 bonus levels making it the biggest LEGO Star Wars videogame to date. Players will take on Separatist forces on the massive battleship the Malevolence, destroy hundreds of Droids in epic ground battles and take off in their favorite ships in multi-layered space battles. Whether you’re a Padawan or Jedi Master from this galaxy or the next, players of all skill levels are bound to have a brick smashing good time in single player mode, or with their friends and family via jump in/jump out co-operative play.
“The LEGO Star Wars games deliver a winning combination of enormous fun, signature humor and high quality gaming. We look forward to another massive blockbuster title for LucasArts with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,” said Mary Bihr, VP of Global Publishing at LucasArts. “TT Games has done an extraordinary job making the biggest and most fun LEGO Star Wars game to date and we’re thrilled to share this experience with families and gamers of all ages around the world.”
“It’s been incredibly enjoyable helping to build a brand new LEGO Star Wars experience with LucasArts,” said Tom Stone, director at TT Games. “Giving the player all new experiences in the Star Wars galaxy has always been our goal and I’m confident that fans around the world are going to love what they find.”
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is rated E10+ by the ESRB with an MSRP of $49.99 for Wii, Microsoft 360 and PS3™, $39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS and $29.99 for the PSP system, DS and PC.
For assets and press information on LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, please visit our press site at vip.lucasarts.com or www.legostarwars.com. The one-hour season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs on Friday, April 1, 8/7C on Cartoon Network.
About LucasArtsLucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.
About TT GamesTT Games aims to become a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for young gamers and their families. Based in the UK, the Group incorporates the TT Games Publishing organisation with world-renowned developer Traveller's Tales, and subsidiary studio TT Fusion. The first title to come from the TT Games partnership was the award winning LEGO Star Wars: The Videogame, which won over audiences both young and old alike, achieving critical acclaim rarely matched for a title aimed at children. For more information, visit www.ttgames.com. About The LEGO GroupThe LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality, creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: “Only the best is good enough.” For more information, visit www.LEGO.com. LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2011 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM as indicated. All rights reserved. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. © 2011 The LEGO Group.