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New Indiana Jones game headed to the DS

We're used to seeing the ESRB spill the beans on upcoming games, but this time, that isn't the case. Instead, PEGI, the European rating system, informs us of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, a new Lucasarts game for the DS and PSP. Sadly, that's all we know, but seeing as how we all love Indiana so much (excluding his latest movie), it's enough for us to get excited.

Looks promising, Clone Wars does


In a galaxy ... right here actually, Lucasarts has a dedicated team working on the DS version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Splitting development responsibilities in this way seems to be paying dividends -- both the Wii and DS editions, seen here in this Entertainment Weekly video, are looking accomplished.

It helps, no doubt, that the games are based on the accompanying animated TV series. The stylized characters from the show may not keep every hardened Star Wars traditionalist happy, but they certainly translate well to the DS, as shown above. There's a brief glimpse of the stylus-driven lightsaber fights, and the developers discuss the importance of teamwork between fellow Jedi. Now all you need are the right styli.

Gallery: Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Jedi Alliance

E308: Clone Wars: Small screens, long title


... and big ol' character art that actually makes this particular art style a little more endearing. Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Jedi Alliance has been lying low; even the initial reveal of the (very long) title seemed so casual as to have been possibly accidental. Now, however, we've got a window into the title. albeit a very small one that offers but a glimpse. With the lure of lightsaber duels in the Wii version (conveniently subtitled Lightsaber Duels), the DS version will probably need to be something special. Let's hope the controls come through!

Gallery: Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Jedi Alliance

[Via press release]

Joystiq gets friendly with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


When it comes to multiplatform titles, the console versions usually snatch up all of the attention, leaving the DS titles out in the cold. With the big fancy features and graphics capabilities of the current-gen systems, many might have forgotten, or not known, that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is set to rock the DS as well as those other consoles we talked about. How does the game play? Well, you'll just have to head on over and find out!

Gallery: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

DS Clone Wars project lead talks up the game

We don't have to tell you how promising upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars game is. Drop-in anytime wireless co-op play? Awesome! Stylus-driven gameplay akin to Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword? Awesome. We're excited.

For the Padawans out there looking for more, know that the game's project lead, Feargus Carroll, recently spoke with IGN. He details the story, which has Count Dooku joining force with the Nightsisters, whom are described as "Sith Witches with Force powers and Lightsaber skills." They have nasty things planned for the Jedi and it's up to the player to stop them with the six available characters, which are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Plo Koon and Kit Fisto.

Feargus also talks a bit about the stylus-driven controls, stating that just about everything will be controlled with the stylus. Movement, attacks, Force powers and just about anything else you can imagine is utilized through the stylus. It sounds ambitious, but it's been pulled off once already.

All in all, we're excited for Lucasarts' DS entry. What say you?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars DS is not a Wii clone


Now that LucasArts has officially announced a Clone Wars game for the DS, we've found out a lot more details on the upcoming Star Wars title to share with our lovely readers.

For one, we know that the DS version will have its own story, despite the fact that Clone Wars is also coming to the Wii. Since the games plan to take the series in different directions, they also have different subtitles: the DS version is known as Jedi Alliance, while the software for the Wii is called Lightsaber Duels.

Aside from the fact that Jedi Alliance will (obviously) utilize the touchscreen and stylus, LucasArts also boasts about the player's ability to pair up Jedi Masters and Padawans. For example, you can team up Anakin and Obi-Wan (but that seems too obvious). The more you develop the relationships between your pairs, the more powerful they'll be together. Different pair combinations will also feature different abilities, meaning that you'll have to replay some levels with new teams if you hope to unlock everything. Lastly, the game will support drop-in/drop-out wireless co-op play.

All in all, it sounds like a neat little title. We only hope that it looks a little better than the screen up top -- granted, the resolution is blown up, but it didn't look so hot in its natural size, either.

[Via press release]

DS Daily: Adventurous at heart

With the latest from Lucasarts leaving fans of the adventure genre who also happen to own a DS in a state of sadness, we're left wondering why nobody fails to see the potential here. But, such a discussion is one not aimed at this particular daily topic (and, quite honestly, tipped in one favor). You see, we were wondering a bit about your most favorite adventure titles.

Eventually, we could see something in the way of these classic titles on the handheld, whether it come from the homebrew community or a reputable company with a long history of titles, so we would like to know what you'd want on your handheld? What are you favorite adventure titles? What would you like to play again on the DS?

Enjoy this bounty of LEGO Indiana Jones videos


IGN has uploaded a nice variety of trailers for LEGO Indiana Jones. The trailers show off different aspects of the gameplay, including using Indy's famous whip to navigate through environments. Aside from that, we also get to look at the game's retelling of a very famous scene from one of the films, as well as other game footage. After giving the videos a watch, we're convinced that we want to get our hands on this.

Head on past the break for the other videos. After that, read IGN's hands-on writeup of the game.

Continue reading Enjoy this bounty of LEGO Indiana Jones videos

LEGO Indy whips a small portion of the internet into shape


For all of you whipoholics out there, we've got an adventure for you. The website for the upcoming LEGO Indiana Jones game has gone live. What is the adventure? Exploring the deepest, darkest and most dangerous corners of the small slice of internet it occupies.

It's a little light on the DS side, instead offering up screens and other media from the console versions of the game, but there's some nice concept art to look at, as well as a link to a demo of the game you can play on your PC. That's something, right? Right?

Star Wars: The Details Unleashed

Folks have been watching the console version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed because it looks like it's going to be the benchmark for kicking ass with The Force in video games. The DS version hasn't received much focus in the discussion revolving around the game, so little has been said on exactly what DS owners should expect from the handheld title. That is, until now.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will supposedly employ a third-person perspective when playing the game, much like the console versions, but there will be 2D animated cutscenes instead of the highly-detailed snippets found in the game for consoles. Moving your character around will be handled with the d-pad, while interacting with the game will be handled primarily with the stylus. Also, there will be a multiplayer mode allowing for up to four players to enjoy over wireless, though further details on that are not currently available.

Sounds good to us, we hope the control scheme can be pulled off. We'd like to be able to kick ass with The Force outside the comfort of our own home, as well as within in.

[Via CVG]

Joystiq gets their hands on Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga

Considering the last outing the franchise had on the DS was a complete and utter failure, a lot is riding on this title. And, the developers behind the title, Traveller's Tales, are taking this seriously, as they rebuilt the game from the ground up, rather than recycling the first game's engine.

In giving the game a play, Joystiq found that the title was not only impressive from a graphical standpoint, but also found the controls to be adequate. They're of the mind that the game should satisfy fans come the title's launch on November 6th.

Gallery: Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga

Clone Wars may be coming to a handheld near you

LucasArts announced that they'll be bringing Genndy Tartakovsky's distinctive designs to "a handheld" for a game based on the animated series Clone Wars. This will be the first handheld game developed in-house by LucasArts. EA's Feargus Carroll, who boasts a record that spans everything from comedy to squad-based games, is set to helm the project.

While we don't know that we'll be able to boast this title on the DS yet, as no platform has been announced, it just seems like a natural fit. We'll keep an eye on this developing story!

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Who doesn't know that phrase? Trekkies, that's who. Trekkies and those lost to games of DnD for the last 30 years.

Honestly, it is a little sad that the epic tale of Skywalker has come to an end. But, one must remember that it is only the movies that have ended. The games can go on and on.

LucasArts has teamed up with Ubisoft to create Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for the DS and PSP. The game is set in between Episode's III and IV and centers around Rebel Alliance fighter Twi'lek Rianna Saren and her droid Zeeo and their quest to get the Death Star's blueprints.

Ubi has kept really quiet about the game's features for the DS and the PSP. A multiplayer mode will be available and a ton of familiar faces like Darth Vadar, Princess Leia, Bobba Fett, and Dark Forces and Jedi Knight's Kyle Katarn will show up now and again.

The game sounds good on paper but maybe they could port it to home consoles? That way, not a single Star Wars fan will be left out.

[Thanks, Steve!]

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