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Dec 18

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Due March 2011

LucasArts has announced a more definite release date for the much anticipated Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars videogame. Before, it was hinted that the game would be released in Spring – Summer 2011; we now know that it will be sometime in March, 2011.

The game has many new features that the previous games didn’t have, such as being able to take part in massive land battles, leading armies of clones (or battle droids, for that matter), and constructing large vehicles (such as the AT-AP) and buildings (clone barracks).  Massive vehicles have been given more attention as well; from the looks of it, you’ll be able to control them much more often than in previous games (where it was quite rare to be able to pilot an AT-AT or even just a simple speeder bike).

Check out the gameplay/producer walkthrough by Andrew Bell, a co-project lead. If you’ll notice, they’ve already got some of the 2011 sets in the game, such as the BARC speeder from the 7913 Clone Trooper Battle Pack and the Separatist proton cannon from the 7869 Battle for Geonosis set.

Additionally, if you’re looking to have a little fun while learning more about the game, check out the official Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars website. The page takes some time to load, but you’ll see why once it does. You can take control of a Lego clone trooper (shown on-screen with a number over his head; there is also a small interface on the bottom-right that tells you what your number is) and run to either end of the room you’re in to move to a new one (you move and jump with the left, right and up arrows).

Each room has different info on the game. While you browse all of the things the site has to offer, you can run around blasting other players (by hitting the spacebar), or activate various modules to make some money (shown as blue Lego studs on the top-right) to customize your character or to unlock new characters to play as, including Jango Fett, General Grievous, Cad Bane, and even a battle droid. Play around with your number keys, too – each character has different phrases, laughs, grunts, sounds, etc. that he or she will say.

So keep an eye out for Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, due March 2011!

1 comment

  1. Bitter Girl

    This Lego Star Wars III is a fun game, but it is a little hard for a single player. It could get very frustraiting very faxt to a kid trying to play it.
    There are not very many options to improve game play. You can’t adjust difficulty. You can’t stop friendly fire.
    It’s difficult to lock on to things with the force and the characters don’t shoot at the targets that are placed before them. Like I said, the game is more difficult than it needs to be.
    But if you have the patience to play with the annoying little things then the game is fine.

    Another glitch we’ve noticed ist that it causes our system to freeze up several times. We’ve had the game for a week and we’ve had to unplug the system at least 5 times.

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