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11:45 AM on 07.15.2013

Angry Birds Star Wars II will use real-world toys

Rovio's tease from last week has been unveiled and it's pretty much what we expected: Angry Birds Star Wars II. Releasing September 19 for mobile devices, this sequel will span the three prequel movies and even incorporate p...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.12.2013

Rovio teases a possible Angry Birds Star Wars prequel

Rovio has just teased a new picture today that hints at what's coming next for the Angry Birds franchise -- specifically, Angry Birds Star Wars. Pretty much everyone will recognize this as the iconic poster for Star Wars: A P...

Chris Carter

10:30 PM on 06.25.2013

Star Wars: Battlefront, Ellen Page, & Sexy Suda51

DICE is as excited about Star Wars: Battlefront as you are, Ellen Page is pissed about Ellie in The Last Of Us looking like her, Saints Row IV is too explicit for Australia, and Suda51 gives his stance on sexuality in Killer Is Dead. Adam Sessler fills in for Tara, and we talk about his fun panel with Jim Sterling, and how I'm a suicidal Pikachu.

Max Scoville

1:00 PM on 06.24.2013

DICE begged to do Star Wars: Battlefront

One would think that Electronic Arts would immediately offer Star Wars: Battlefront to Battlefield studio DICE, but according to a CVG interview with EA Games Label executive VP Patrick Söderlund, "It was ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 06.19.2013

DICE to 'innovate,' 'try new things' with Battlefront

As we reported, Electronic Arts recently swooped up the Star Wars license, announcing several upcoming projects in the process, including a new Battlefront helmed by Battlefield developer DICE. Speaking to IGN, EA Labels pres...

Steven Hansen

3:20 PM on 06.10.2013

EA announces Star Wars: Battlefront developed by DICE

A new entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront series was unveiled today as a part of Electronic Arts E3 press conference. Teased only briefly, a video showcased a rebel snowspeeder getting shot out of the sky and crash land near...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic available on iPad

Knights of the Old Republic, Bioware's cherished Star Wars title, has just been released for the iPad. The much loved title is 10 years old which seems good enough reason to receive an iOS release. IGN have managed to get the...

Alasdair Duncan





6:00 PM on 05.15.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic customization update now live

BioWare has rolled out "Game Update 2.1: Customization" for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As previously demonstrated, this update introduces the Cathar as a playable race up for purchase at the Cartel Market as well as an Appe...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 05.13.2013

First five minutes of Star Wars recreated in Minecraft

An ambitious fan of Minecraft and Star Wars has decided to mash together his two favorite things and recreate the first five minutes of the movie with blocks. He's hoping to recreate the entire film this way, but I'm guessing it will be awhile before he finishes it. Live long and prosper!

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 05.08.2013

Star Wars Pinball goes standalone on PSN next week

The current three tables of Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball will be available as a standalone pack on PlayStation Network starting May 14. That's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clon...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Avalanche Studios almost made a Star Wars game

If you're still smarting over the news that EA now hase exclusive rights over the Star Wars franchise, then here's some more news to make you wonder about how things might have turned out differently. Former Avalanche&nb...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 PM on 05.07.2013

Wolfenstein's New Order, EA Wars & Presidential Nad-Kicks

Today's Destructoid Show is here to tell you all the worst news about video games. And also some good news, too, I guess. Wolfenstein: The New Order has been announced, and it has robots. Disney has handed over the Star Wars...

Max Scoville

1:45 PM on 05.07.2013

EA's Star Wars games will use the Frostbite 3 engine

As a follow-up to news of Electronic Arts signing a multi-year deal with Disney to exclusively develop and publish games based on Star Wars, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has shared a detail that's nice to hear confirmed. ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage

Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...

Allistair Pinsof



The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts photo
The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts
by Jordan Devore

After The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts last year, the development house as we knew it was effectively closed. Disney moved the studio into a licensing model, "minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games." That quote is worth bringing up again in light of today's news that Disney and Electronic Arts have reached a multi-year agreement to develop and publish new titles based on the long-running franchise. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans," said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. "DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."

On the one hand, I'm so glad to hear that more Star Wars games are being made. On the other, this could go either way for me. Scary to think about, but exciting, at the same time. What are you hoping will come from this arrangement? Interesting mix of developers EA has here.

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10:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Steam has over a dozen Star Wars games on sale right now

Steam's weekend deal is all about Star Wars this weekend thanks to today being Star Wars day. That's 14 Star Wars titles up to 66% off each: Star Wars Battlefront II -- $3.99 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast -- $3.39 S...

Hamza CTZ Aziz