LucasArts Participates in "Transmedia" Summit
The Holywood Reporter is sponsoring an interesting event this week entitled the Hollywood and Games Summit where producers and directors from film and television are gathering with game producers and directors in order to find new ways to excel in the world of "transmedia". For two days directors and designers from UbiSoft, LucasArts, EA and game development stars are up on stage with traditional media stars such as Clive Barker and writers/producers of Heroes, Lost and Transformers to discuss the nexus of game worlds and traditional media production and distribution.
Wii / DS E3 Lineups Revealed
Some of the big gun third party developers attending this year's E3 have announced their Wii and DS showings for the event, including big names such as Capcom, LucasArts and Electronic Arts. Listed among LucasArts' Wii titles is LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
and for the Nintendo DS we see LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
as well as Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
See the full list.
NaturalMotion Puts Euphoria On DisplayNaturalMotion
, the company that is licensing its Euphoria
technology to LucasArts for XBox 360 and PC titles will be putting the technology on display at this year's Siggraph 3D and animation trade show in San Diego this year. Euphoria is the DMS run-time animation technology being used by LucasArts
. Euphoria synthesizes interactive animations on the fly to create unique gameplay moments for next-generation game titles.
LEC's Battlefront II Leads US PSP SalesAccording to Gamasutra's weekly column, "Saling The World", which covers the top five sellers for every available platform in the United States, Japan, and Europe, LucaArts' Battlefront II leads among all North American PlayStation Portable titles. See who rounds out the rest of the top five...
JK.Net Comments Fixed
Our apologies if folks were getting errors when trying to post comments on the comment system the past 2 days. The error has been addressed and you can all start posting your thoughts/comments for each story posted. We do love hearing from readers on upcoming games, so get posting away!
Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga Preview
The gang over at GameDaily
just tossed up a mini preview
for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
. In this minor, but interesting preview, GD points out among other things that Saga
also marks the debut of the hit franchise on the Nintendo Wii (with motion control) and the PlayStation 3 (with online play). Here's a clip:
Force Unleashed Diary UpdateBrett Rector
, an Assistant Producer for LucasArts' upcoming Force Unleashed title recently updated his blog/diary
after having experienced Celebration IV, which was really the team's first experience and interaction with fans regarding the much anticipated title. Here's an excerpt of what Rector had to say:
Business Week's Look At Fracture
Business Week online takes a look at LucasArts' upcoming title Fracture
in this article
published today. The main point of the article is how ground breaking the development is and how it's at least right now anyway, being touted as one of the most "innovative" games in development.
The Return of Trail's Guide
For those of you dusting off your oldies but goodies, including the truly original classic Jedi Knight,
then fear not... Trail's Guide has returned
with all of its helpful walkthroughs folks have come to count on for years from the site.
New Force Unleashed ForumForceUnleashed.Net
has just created their site forum
over at the always happening LucasForums
. Lots of exciting, in-depth discussion about this much anticipated Star Wars gaming title, so be sure to jump into the conversation fray!
Star Wars Galaxies Developer Diary On "Creature Balance"
Be sure to review Thomas “Hanse” Eidson's latest developer diary. Eidson, a game designer on the Star Wars
Galaxies team outlines the process behind creature balance, the first design feature he worked on as a system designer.
Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron Interview (PSP)Gamespy
recently posted an interesting article
with KC Coleman, an Assistant Producer of the new PSP Star Wars Battlefront game at Star Wars Celebration. Coleman talks about what new things Battlefront gamers can expect from this upcoming PSP game.
Force Unleashed Video Interviews
The fine folks over at one of our network sites forceunleashed.net
have tossed up a couple video interviews where you can find the developers fielding questions about the game at Celebration 4. Be sure to head on over
and have yourself a looksie.
JediKnight.Net News Wire Back In Action!
Well folks, after a bit of a hiatus the jk.net news wire is back in action. We will be bringing you updated information on all your favorite Star Wars games from console to PC, so check back often!