LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars lands in stores today for almost every gaming platform out there minus the Atari 7800. (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii & PC and on the 3DS as a launch title) Stay tuned for our TFN review of the game and make sure to click through the variety of related links below to catch up on news, images, and videos for the newly launched LucasArts title. As you might expect, it's a fun one!
For those of you who prefer a little help here and there as you navigate the game, SW.com reminds us that the LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Prima Official Game Guide is available today as well.
UPDATE: We just got a fun LucasArts press release regarding the game's launch...
The Battle for Bricks Just Got Bigger! LEGO? Star Wars? III: The Clone Wars? Ships to Stores
LEGO Clone Troopers spotted in San Francisco to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated videogame
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ? March 22, 2011 ? LucasArts and TT Games today announced that LEGO? Star Wars? III: The Clone Wars? will ship to retailers in North America for the Wii? system, Nintendo DS? family of handheld systems, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, and Xbox 360?videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows. The game will also be available as a day-one title for the Nintendo 3DS? hand-held system on March 27. The latest installment in the 21 million unit selling LEGO Star Wars video game franchise, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a tongue-in-cheek take on the entire Clone Wars era that runs through the feature films and the hit animated television show, Star Wars?: The Clone Wars?.
To celebrate the launch of the game, LEGO Star Wars characters were spotted around San Francisco at some of the city?s most iconic locations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, The Palace of Fine Arts and even Lucasfilm?s own Yoda Fountain.
With an all new graphics engine and enhanced animations never before seen in a LEGO game, players will explore a vast universe ? including 16 different star systems, 32 story-based missions and 48 bonus levels making it the biggest LEGO Star Wars videogame to date. Players will take on Separatist forces on the massive battleship the Malevolence, destroy hundreds of Droids in epic ground battles and take off in their favorite ships in multi-layered space battles. Whether you?re a Padawan or Jedi Master from this galaxy or the next, players of all skill levels are bound to have a brick smashing good time in single player mode, or with their friends and family via jump in/jump out co-operative play.
?The LEGO Star Wars games deliver a winning combination of enormous fun, signature humor and high quality gaming. We look forward to another massive blockbuster title for LucasArts with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,? said Mary Bihr, VP of Global Publishing at LucasArts. ?TT Games has done an extraordinary job making the biggest and most fun LEGO Star Wars game to date and we?re thrilled to share this experience with families and gamers of all ages around the world.?
?It?s been incredibly enjoyable helping to build a brand new LEGO Star Wars experience with LucasArts,? said Tom Stone, director at TT Games. ?Giving the player all new experiences in the Star Wars galaxy has always been our goal and I?m confident that fans around the world are going to love what they find.?
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is rated E10+ by the ESRB with an MSRP of $49.99 for Wii, Microsoft 360 and PS3?, $39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS and $29.99 for the PSP system, DS and PC.