2008 NYCC - Star Wars and Indiana Jones: What's Hot from Lucasfilm
Reported by Jay Cochran - 2008.04.19
Lucasfilm's Stan Sansweet conducted a preview today at the New York Comic Con showcasing several trailers for upcoming Lucasfilm projects.
Star Wars: Force Unleashed
This multi platform game will be released on September 16. In it you play the secret apprentice to Darth Vadar. The story of the game takes place between movies 3 and 4 and serves as the bridge between them. You start out your duties by hunting down the last of the Jedi Masters. The final battle takes place on a junk planet fighting a hermit Jedi who can create junk golems.
One thing that became immediately apparent as your character uses his powers to cause a Star Destroyer to crash onto a planet is that the Force is turned way up in this game. Your character can do things on a scale that was not seen in any of the movies. When the designers of the game approached George Lucas about turning up the level of powers, Lucas agreed as a conceit to the nature of the medium.
The trailer was certainly visually stunning. This game looks to be an awesome gaming experience.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - animated
First up will be a full length animated feature out this summer, telling the story of the Clone Wars. The animated weekly series will then pick up this fall where the movie leaves off. The series is more cinematic than anything that has been seen on TV before.
The next Star Wars celebration will be in Tokyo, Japan where the first Star Wars movie premiered back in 1978. Tickets go on sale April 20th.
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - DVD
The third volume of the made for TV series is coming soon and features the early adventures of our favorite hero will include 30 hours of documentaries about the backgrounds of the adventures that Indy goes on.
Indiana Jones - the movies
Of course we all know that the new movie is coming out this summer. A new, very exciting trailer was exhibited showing Indiana in almost none-stop action.
There is a new coffee table book coming out from Ballantine Publishing about all four movies, loaded with behind the scenes info, including dirt about the long and tortuous process of getting the fourth movie to the theatre.
There are new special edition individual releases as well as a new box set with the first three movies coming soon to DVD. Each will have brand new extras.
Lego Indiana Jones Original Adventures - the game
A trailer was also shown for the upcoming Lego action video game coming later this year. The game play seems like an updated Pitfall, which is understandable since that game was inspired by Indy in the first place.
The game will take Indy on a wild adventure through the story lines of all three of the first movies. It is due to be released June 3, 2008 for most platforms and the PC.