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The Force is insignificant next to the power of the DS

How do Stormtroopers kick it? Well, even if they work for an evil empire, they're still people. They do things like taking a bike ride on a beautiful summer day and booting up their DS for some town maintenance. Stormtroopers, as well as other fans of all things Star Wars, should take notice that a new Star Wars title is set to grace the DS and Wii soon.

Titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it's set in the same universe as the beloved cartoon series and movies of the same name. The new game has been confirmed via the backside of the instruction manual for upcoming title LEGO Indiana Jones.

Who's anxious to play a Clone Wars game?

'You sunk my Millenium Falcon!'

At first glance, Star Wars Battles looks like a bare Battleship clone with a Star Wars skin, but there's more fun to it than that! Of course, the homebrew game begins with the series' main theme and signature text crawl. After you've positioned your crafts on the grid, each called shot fires a pair of lasers at your opponent's squares, complete with the appropriate sound effect.

The game really gets interesting, however, when you register a hit. Instead of automatically knocking a piece off your opponent's ship, the game takes you to a dual-screen shootout between your X-Wing and a rival Tie-Fighter, asteroids drifting in the crossfire. The champion of the duel determines whether the shot counts or not.

All it needs are some StarFox-esque scripted chatter during the combat -- we've already come up with a few possible examples:
  • Han Solo: "You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"
  • Gold Five: "It came from... behind!"
  • Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"

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]

'The Force is strong with this plumber'

Even on our best day of being totally hilarious and witty (we're still waiting for one day where we can at least be witty), we couldn't make up something like this. A combination of two things that just don't need to be combined like this hasn't been seen since someone decided to combine eggs and oil (we're not a fan of the mayonnaise, to be honest). We're not saying its a bad tattoo (well, maybe we are), but we like our Star Wars without plumbers (unless it's a funny skit about Mario cleaning the stalls in the Death Star bathrooms or something) and we like our Goomba-stomping Mario without the epic conflict of good and evil (man against beast goes down so much smoother for us).

Actually, to tell the truth, we're surprised our minds haven't been blown so much that we forgot how to even post this to the blog.

See also: Irresponsible kids express their love for each other, live to regret it

DS releases for the week of November 5th

Holy snaps, look at all the games this week! We're not even sure where to begin! Why, is that our surprise title of the year, Hannah Montana: Music Jam, finally hitting shelves? Maybe, maybe ... but let's see what else we've got. Rhythm games, check. All the war you could want, check. Language and word trainers, check. Action, check. We even have one for all the people who just have to have virtual pets. Basically, if you like games at all, there may be something you're interested in this week.
  • Bratz 4 Real
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
  • Enchanted
  • Hannah Montana: Music Jam
  • Horse Life
  • Hot Wheels: Beat That
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • My French Coach
  • My Spanish Coach
  • My Word Coach
  • Ontamarama
  • Panzer Tactics
  • Puzzle de Harvest Moon
  • Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys
  • Spectrobes (Collector's Edition)
  • World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
Check out the lists after the break for releases in other major regions.

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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.

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