Lego Star Wars strikes back

Traveller's Tales returns to develop the original trilogy sequel to its hit game of the prequel trilogy.

A surprise entrant in the list of the top 10 best-selling console games of 2005 is looking to spawn a sequel that could make it into the same list for 2006. Confirming rumors from last week, LucasArts announced today that it will publish Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, a sequel to the prequel-trilogy-based Lego Star Wars. While this cuts the original game's publisher, Eidos Interactive, out of the loop, fans of the original can rest assured knowing that Traveller's Tales, the team behind last year's dark-horse hit, is once again handling the development duties.

A lighthearted take on the seminal space opera, Lego Star Wars II will follow the saga of George Lucas' money machine from the opening scene of A New Hope right through to the climactic battle of Return of the Jedi, with blocky versions of familiar faces showing up at every turn along the way. And in addition to the on-foot fighting of the first game, players will now be able to get behind the controls of vehicles and ride creatures at will.

The sequel also includes a new Free Play mode that lets gamers create new playable characters from the pieces of existing heroes, unlock more characters with a memory save from the first Lego Star Wars game, and learn character-specific attacks. There's even an advanced mode for experienced players looking for a new challenge.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is set for release this fall on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, PSP, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.

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Discussion

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modifiedflaw
modifiedflaw

i work at walmart 3rd shift so i can buy it as soon as its stocked!!!!

Bloodgnome10
Bloodgnome10

whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

linkdude543
linkdude543

this will be friggin awesome cant wait so gonna buy it for ds ^_^

deathstar2233
deathstar2233

Lego Satr Wars RULES!!! Plus U can create ur own character.

ChumChums
ChumChums

the first version of this game was cool, this one is probably better.

ChumChums
ChumChums

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Greatgone12
Greatgone12

Meh.... I'm not too excited.... Lego Star Wars (the original) just didn't float my boat....

R3last
R3last

This game was great. It's rare to find a game I can play with my son and enjoy just as much as he did. We can't wait!!!

Koopatrol
Koopatrol

YES! This is great! The first one ruled, I was surprised so many people liked it

skyvader
skyvader

My son and I love playing through the bonus ep 4 level in the GC ver. It will be sweet to play through the original 3. Can't wait to take on lego the hut or I mean Jabba the hut.

prvtTucker
prvtTucker

yay!, I played the demo for the first one and it was pretty cool hope this one is just as good or better.

gamesavvyMom
gamesavvyMom

Ye-ah!!!!!!!! As a parent of two young boys, this is terrific news. Its hard to find good games for young children. Hope its as good as the first!

Calkaimainer
Calkaimainer

Nice, I might have to try the first one, I was a bit skeptical, but if it has a sequel, it's good enough..

Boomer
Boomer

This is such great news indeed = )

judog1
judog1

It's going to be great like the original

nofriendo1
nofriendo1

Thas is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see lego AT-AT's and the Millenium Falcon.

James_Bond2k3
James_Bond2k3

Sweet, Glad to see I can play thru the really famous Star Wars movies. Played LSW and it was awesome!

Sir-Marth
Sir-Marth

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Sir-Marth
Sir-Marth

Sweet!!! Just in time too, I got it when it came out in the Uk, and started playing again last week, and fully completed it. So good times are had by all.

Toph998
Toph998

this is good news, original star wars and lego... im in heaven!!!

Link165
Link165

EXCELLENT! I loved the first one.

acamike
acamike

Could be good on the DS. I just hope the DS version won't be identical to the GBA version like SW3 fx... I think they will though :(

Willy105
Willy105

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Willy105
Willy105

DS!!! Better not be a port of GBA.

777rak
777rak

Good to hear Lucas Arts is making another Lego Star Wars game.

Jase_967
Jase_967

Ok i got the first one and it was awsome so im beting this is going to be alot better!!!!!!

Slammer612
Slammer612

Awsome loved the first one, can't wait to get this one as well. I also hope after finishing the trilogy they move on to differ movies with lego pieces. A Lego LOTR movie set would be pretty cool.

Donald_Duck_Fan
Donald_Duck_Fan

*best Baby Mario impression* WOO-HOO!!! */best Baby Mario impression* But seriously, WOO-fricking-HOO!!! Now if the rumour about Halo 3 coming out in October is true...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

The first Lego Star Wars was suprisingly fun, so I'll be keeping my eye on this.

Solarsonic7
Solarsonic7

Lego Vader FTW. No, wait. Lego Boba Fett.

spike35
spike35

This game is going to be awesome!

Dace67
Dace67

I heard on Joystiq that one of Chewbacca's attacks is to rip off their (Lego) arms. Very cool.

Reetesh
Reetesh

I am Really going to Enjoy this:D It should Also have Great(er) 2p Action now

christhepenguin
christhepenguin

This will pwn most certainly. But I think a dying brick yoda will be sad. But a lego Death Star will pwn!