June 23, 2016 – The battle between the dark side and light side of the Force™ grows stronger in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Today, BioWare and Lucasfilm reveal details of a new in-game event where players take on exciting challenges in the fight for control of the galaxy. The summer-long event begins June 28 and is open to Star Wars: The Old Republic players* interested in earning legendary rewards and changing the fate of the galaxy:
Start a new character, choose a side and join the battle!
Earn epic new rewards including the formidable Victor’s Titan Turret Tank, Victorious Pioneer’s Armor Set which gives +50% XP Boost and Force-Bound
Dark vs. Light Packs stocked with dark and light side themed items
Your choices make the dark or light side grow stronger and determines which Companion reward is unlocked for players who complete the Eternal Level either the merciless Darth Hexid Companion (dark side) or the valiant Master Ranos Companion (light side)
The outcome of everyone’s dark and light side decisions will determine the state of the galaxy as the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic evolves this Autumn. So be sure to check here to see which side is dominating and stay tuned for more details!
There’s never been a better time to jump in and play Star Wars: The Old Republic. From heroic missions that force you, as the Outlander, to make life and death decisions in the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire story expansion, to intense Force™ battles across the galaxy, now is the time to experience the deep storyline and exciting gameplay that puts you at the center of your own personal Star Wars™ story.
June 21, 2016 – Last week, DICE released a trailer showcasing some of the content Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy in the Cloud City of Bespin. Today, DICE dives deeper into the details, from new playable characters and new powerful weapons to sharing new map locations featured in the Cloud City. It’s hunt or be hunted in this action-packed expansion.
The Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Bespin digital expansion pack is available today, June 21 to all Battlefront Season Pass owners.
June 21, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the next video in a series of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens character vignettes spotlighting Kylo Ren, the dark warrior who commands the First Order. The video showcases Kylo Ren’s LEGO character in full form through key gameplay moments, cinematic cutscenes and authentic audio, all with signature LEGO humor. The vignette also features original dialogue recorded by actor Adam Driver, who plays the role of Kylo Ren in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28, 2016 and marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, immersing fans in the newStar Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature playable content exploring previously untold adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Additionally, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will showcase original dialogue from key members of the theatrical cast, providing the most authentic Star Wars for experience for players, including: John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and other top stars from the film.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).
June 16, 2016 – Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. DICE today revealed a new trailer that highlights some of the new content, features and updates that Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy. Starting June 21, Season Pass owners will have access to exclusive playable characters Lando and Dengar, new maps set on Bespin, weapons like the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4, a new Cloud Car vehicle and an all new game mode called Sabotage.
ALL Star Wars Battlefront players will also receive a new Hutt Contract to unlock the powerful Ion Neutralizer.
Watch the new gameplay in action during a special Bespin Stream on Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT on @EAStarWars or@StarWarsHQ.
Read more details on Bespin content, including items and characters, on EA Star Wars.
San Francisco – June 1, 2016 – Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica products for fans. Made to order by propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios using digital data collected during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the production process marries cutting edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on screen. Available initially in the U.S., starwarsultimatestudioedition.com is the exclusive location to purchase these products.
“We’re delighted to be able to produce such a groundbreaking line of merchandise,” said James Enright, Assets Director and CEO of Propshop. “Designed, made and finished by the hands of specialist motion picture prop makers and artists, we’ve worked extremely hard to create something that we know would make fans and filmmakers proud.”
The initial offering from the Star Wars Collectibles line features eight prop replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakensincluding Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s lightsaber hilt, FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet and more. Each replica item is a limited production piece due to the high level of craftsmanship required to create them.
These made-to-order replicas will come with custom display pedestals, packed in branded wooden crates that are inspired by the real crates used to ship the film props. Each one is custom built to accommodate the shape of the replica inside.
“We are continually looking for new ways to extend the storytelling from movies in innovative ways,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’ve worked hand in hand with the film makers and talented team at Propshop to create a unique product experience for fans and we’re excited to see their reactions to these incredible prop replicas.”
Visit Disney’s YouTube channel to view the latest installment of their “Boxed” series to get a behind-the-scenes look at Darth Vader’s melted helmet being created; then tune in each month to see reveals of new items added to the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition line. For more information, visit starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.
May 4, 2016 – At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres, all united by our team’s passion forStar Wars™ stories, characters, and adventures. Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have expanded their relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.
Read the full blog from Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios on the EA Blog and more information from Respawn’s Game Director on the project Stig Asmussen here.
We got the chance to take a look at one of those sweet, sweet “Black Series” edition Star Wars figured from Hasbro – namely, the Kylo Ren model. Kylo Ren, the main antagonist featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, wields raw Force abilities and an equally raw cross blade light saber forged from a very old Sith design. The Hasbro figure has some great details, starting with his cloth cloak. The material doesn’t feel like the most expensive of fabric, but for a $19.99 retail value action figure, it is awesome. Also equally cool is that Kylo Ren comes packages with his iconic cross blade light saber, and the saber portion can be removed if you would like it displayed in its “off” state.
Excellent price point
Removable light saber blade
No accessories – especially no light saber holster hook
The biggest problem with the 6 inch Black Series Kylo Ren from Hasbro is that it does not come with any additional accessories that a dark knight of the First Order might need. Most glaringly is the lack of a light saber holster. Because the blade of the saber is removable, it would have been nice to holster the saber hilt for additional pose possibilities. Speaking of poses, this Kylo Ren has a lot of joint articulation, making the sheer number of poses impressive…. most impressive.
As a very nice side note, it appears that Hasbro has chosen to use a cloth or twine twist tie to fasten the action figure into the plastic packaging. This is to not scuff the figure as plastic and metal ties sometimes can do. I would recommend using scissors to cut the tie, however, as untying it by hand is very tricky.
Overall, the Hasbro 6-inch Black Series Kylo Ren action figure is a great addition to your collection or toy box and will be sure to make any Star Wars fan happy. It fits right in with the higher end “Black Series” figures from Hasbro and displays a terrific amount of detail to pour over. It retails for $19.99, with many places selling it on-sale, and is available now.
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Kylo Ren Review Score
Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have released a new video teasing some of the deleted scenes to be found within the Star Wars: The Force Awakens video release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to Digital HD April 1 and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.