At the 2008 Game Developers Conference, LucasArts held a presentation in which it discussed the forthcoming action-adventure Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Besides discussing the extensive restructuring the publisher underwent to develop the game from scratch, project lead Haden Blackman touted the title as being an installment in the Star Wars franchise on par with the six films. The big-budget game is set between the events of the films Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2003) and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977).
This week, LucasArts inadvertently revealed a project based on another installment in the Star Wars film series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A continuation of the 2003 2D cartoon, the forthcoming effort from LucasFilm will debut as a film in theaters in mid-August that will segue into a series on the Cartoon Network and TNT cable channels later in the year. The film and series feature stylized computer-animated re-creations of major characters from the Star Wars universe in a story set between the prequels, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2001) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2003).
According to an advertisement on the back of the instruction booklet for Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (pictured), LucasArts will publish a Wii and DS Clone Wars game this fall. Though the shot features the CG likenesses of a young Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker--aka the future Darth Vader--it contains no details about the game's plot. Inquiries sent to LucasArts asking about the game's story, gameplay, and whether or not it will offer Wii Remote-enabled lightsaber duels like The Force Unleashed had not been answered as of press time.