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Respawn Working on New Star Wars Game with EA

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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.

Star Wars Rogue One Teaser Trailer #StarWars #RogueOne

Here is the new, official teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

 

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Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Kylo Ren Review

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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.

Pros

  • Excellent price point
  • Cloth cloak
  • Removable light saber blade
Cons

  • 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.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens NEW Gameplay Trailer

March 23, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the FIRST official Gameplay Trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, showcasing the exciting new content that will be coming to a galaxy… not so far, far away on June 28, 2016. For the first time, fans can get a glimpse of the brand new features available in this epic adventure, including:

  • Blaster Battles – Players can now engage in intense Blaster Battles, seeking cover behind nearby objects and structures, which is a first for a LEGO game. Characters can then pop out from the safety of cover to fight enemies with blaster fire.
  • Multi-Builds – The enhanced Multi-Builds system allows players to choose from multiple building options to solve a puzzle and advance the game in different ways. For the first time, the same pile of LEGO bricks can be used in multiple ways, with the player building and re-building different objects for different purposes.
  • Flight Gameplay – Experience the thrill of high-speed, action-packed flight gameplay like never before, piloting iconic vehicles (including the legendary Millennium Falcon) through arena-based battles and dogfights in space.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Visions in the Dark Release Date

March 18, 2016 – BioWare™ and Lucasfilm today announced details of the next chapter in the episodic adventure, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire.

In Visions in the Dark, releasing April 7, players will venture deep into the savage wilderness of the planet Odessen to face the immortal Emperor Valkorion for the first time since becoming the Outlander. As part of the confrontation, you will uncover dangerous secrets about your destiny that bind you to your dark enemy. For those that can master the challenge, there is a great reward waiting – a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force™ users in the galaxy. Meanwhile, your Alliance will risk everything in a life-and-death mission to strike at the very heart of the Eternal Empire – this intense battle offers the chance to shatter Arcann’s forces forever.

Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can play the Knights of the Fallen Empire story and unravel the truth of their destiny inVisions in the Dark for free* during their subscription period. Players subscribed by April 1 will receive added firepower with the bold new HK-55-inspired Weapon Set that includes in-game items such as HK-55’s Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol and Vibrosword.

It’s a great time to jump into Star Wars: The Old Republic to experience the entire Knights of the Fallen Empire story from the beginning of Chapter 1 and continuing your saga as new chapters release monthly. As the Outlander in Knights of the Fallen Empire, players are able to start a new Level 60 character to get right into the game and begin building their Alliance.

To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Fallen-Empire .

Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim Gameplay Trailer

March 17, 2016 – Are you ready for the Outer Rim? DICE today revealed a new trailer that showcases some of the new content, features and updates Season Pass owners – and all players – can enjoy on the Battlefront. Starting March 22, ALL Star Wars Battlefront players will receive new missions with Hutt Contracts, a new Spectator Mode to watch others play, an increased Level Cap, weapons and more! Season Pass owners will have access to exclusive new weapons like the Relby V-10 rifle and DT-12 blaster pistol, maps on Sullust and at Jabba’s Palace, a new game mode called Extraction, and two new playable characters: Greedo and Nien Nunb.

To watch Outer Rim gameplay in action, check out today’s Livestream here.

More details on items, modes and characters will be shared on EA Star Wars early next week so stay tuned!

Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Coming to SXSW 2016

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BURBANK, CALIF. (March 8, 2016)— “Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, ” a feature-length documentary will have its world premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW®), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. The documentary, a bonus feature on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

The documentary will be shown at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin on Monday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BAFTA Award–winning and Academy Award®–nominated visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, Academy Award®–nominated supervising sound editor Matthew Wood and co-producer Michelle Rejwan will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide.

The epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and is available on iTunes and other digital providers for pre-order now. Fans can also explore all things Star Wars at iTunes.com/Starwars.  It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

 

ABOUT STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

ABOUT SXSW

Now in its 23rd year, SXSW Film brings together creatives of all stripes over nine days to experience a diverse film line up and access to more than 500 Conference sessions with visionaries from all corners of the entertainment and media industries. SXSW 2016 takes place March 11-20 in Austin, TX.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique industry convergence of music, film, and interactive technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. The event is a launch pad for innovative content with new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings providing exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for attendees. For more information, please visit sxsw.com.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Disavowed Trailer

February 18, 2016 – BioWareTM and Lucasfilm today announced the release date of the next chapter in the episodic expansion story, Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Disavowed follows the Outlander’s story beyond Anarchy in Paradise and re-introduces a familiar face, Major Jorgan, the commander of the elite soldiers of Havoc Squad. Starting March 10, Jorgan joins the Alliance and battles alongside the Outlander in a deadly mission deep behind enemy lines. It’s up to the Outlander to determine how far Jorgan and his soldiers are allowed to go in the war against the Eternal Empire.

Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can join and play at the center of their own Knights of the Fallen Empire story for free* during their subscription period. Players who subscribe by March 1 will receive 2-Day Early Access to Disavowed and the HK-55-inspired in-game Helmet which gives players a likeness to the iconic Assassin Droid**.

New players can jump right into the Knights of the Fallen Empire story as the Outlander, creating a new Level 60 character. Joining at Level 60 offers an accessible story-driven starting point where players can begin building their Alliance in the action-filled Star Wars™ universe.

During its first 2 months, fans of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion logged more than 900 million minutes fighting the Eternal Empire and made more than 27 million player-driven Light and Dark side choices that shaped their story. The rich storyline will continue to expand this year with the introduction of intriguing new characters and difficult choices as players lead the fight to save the galaxy.

To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Fallen-Empire.