The Saga Continues With LEGO Clone Wars

LucasArts and TT Games continue to tear apart the Star Wars universe and rebuild it brick-by-brick with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

I am continually amazed by the success of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a stylised cartoon version of the events that take place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. I know how it's going to end, you see, and all of these colourful new characters will be forgotten by the third movie. Still, it doesn't stop me from watching, and it doesn't stop LucasArts and Traveller's Tales from pumping out a LEGO game based on the series for fans to purchase and enjoy.

The Clone Wars will span both seasons of the animated series, with all of the characters from the show represented in LEGO form, along with some fan-favourites from the saga that haven't appeared in the series. The game will feature an upgraded level builder, new head-to-head combat moves, and new abilities for players to fool around with.

"LucasArts continues to set the bar for next-generation family entertainment," said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. "The LEGO Star Wars franchise is a massive hit with fans, bringing in sales of over 20 million units worldwide. We're thrilled to extend this experience to LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, delivering the humour and fun players expect from this award winning franchise."

I love the humour and fun of the series, so that's good. I also love the animated look of the cartoon, which could be a problem. It's one thing to make live-action characters into LEGO, but Star Wars: The Clone Wars already features stylised characters. Wouldn't putting them in LEGO form steal some of their charm?

We'll see come this fall, when LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars comes out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, DS, and PSP.

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Comments

    Are you sure is based on the 5min episode animated clone wars series and not the new CG clone wars series that saw a theatrical release of the first 3 episodes as a movie? The latter would make more sense as it's what Lucas is pushing with tv, toys DVD, Blu-Ray etc.... At the moment. If I'm right then the switch to Lego will work just fine I believe

    @Isaac - you are probably right but not enough for a whole game. So use the whole concept, don't let it go to waste.

    But if they had real brains...

    They would re-create KotOR in LEGO. RPG in LEGO is some epic shit right there.

    "I am continually amazed by the success of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a stylised cartoon version of the events that take place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith." - I suspect he's referring to the CG Clone Wars, not the original Cartoon 5 min shorts.

    For the record, Clone Wars rocks. Season 2 has been nothing short of amazing from the word go. That is all :)

    i thought they should have made this game ages ago but i think they should have just made it an expansion pack of the complete saga because they are going to make at least 100 episodes that way they can just keep on making more expansion packs

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