Next-gen Star Wars video leaked

[UPDATE] YouTube clip shows "pre-visualization" of Jedis giving demonstrations of The Force to unwilling stormtroopers.

At E3 2006, attendees had to be in the loop to get a peek at what LucasArts had in store for the next-gen edition of its unnamed Star Wars game. Behind closed doors, elite members of the press go to check out the latest technology from the house that Lucas built, including footage of what is believed to be the cornerstone of the upcoming game--the outer space voodoo magic knows as The Force.

Now, an Internet-connected computer is all gamers need to see the Jedi powers in action. A minute-long video has surfaced on YouTube.com, and shows unidentified Jedis demonstrating The Force on some unsuspecting Empire minions.

LucasArts hasn't detailed the new games, set for release on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 next year, but if the video is any indication, they'll involve plenty of telekinesis and rag-doll effects.

At E3, the video was accompanied by an interactive demo featuring some tongue-in-cheek Star Wars humor (such as Jar-Jar Binks frozen in Carbonite). For more information on LucasArts' presentation, read GameSpot editor Brad Shoemaker's take from E3.

[UPDATE] LucasArts contacted GameSpot to clarify a few pieces of information. The video was given out to members of Hyperspace, the company's online Star Wars community. The clip is also a "pre-visualization"--a video made to give people an idea of what to expect in the upcoming game, and is not running on the game's engine.

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173 comments
mrsnowy
mrsnowy

this game looks killer

kendo8919
kendo8919

i hope it comes out soon i cant wate to play it

LostLegacy54
LostLegacy54

you can still see the movie on www.video.google.ca

jimbob01000
jimbob01000

"copyright claim" that means oh no they know how the games gonna work and we cant make up bull**** about new hi-tech features

jack_sparrow_28
jack_sparrow_28

This game looks insanely awesome fom what I've seen. I hope it goes well.

darth-vidar
darth-vidar

i agree with EBBIT halo 3 first and then this :D but i cantsee the video =( dam you george=P give me the video =)

-Xodus-
-Xodus-

Haha, I clicked the link to go to the video of it on Youtube.com, and it said it was deleted because Lucasfilm called up the Copy Right. :P

Aaronfawell
Aaronfawell

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

EBBIT
EBBIT

This after Halo 3 is on the top o my list.

grassgreener12
grassgreener12

i hope this game comes out this year....it looks amazing

TeamCodeman
TeamCodeman

I CANT WAIT !!! :D its gonna rock so much

FinnDS
FinnDS

The movie has been copyright claimed by LucasArts.

red_xvi
red_xvi

I hope this wold be exclusive for the XBOX 360 i because no other machine have the power to create the thru star wars spirit.

ParasiteArtist
ParasiteArtist

Yeah, it is not running on the games engine. It is eye candy. Like a concept car show, showing idea, but never anything that you could buy. As a huge Star Wars fan, I hope this game turns out to be as great as the concept.

Lightandarkside
Lightandarkside

yeppers u need to read more holmes lol it says it will be coming to ps3 and xbox 360 in the article

HerbSewell
HerbSewell

Wait a minute. Let's not get our hopes up. Remember when we got the images when Nintendo unveiled the first screenshots of what was believed to be the Zelda game for the game cube. Fans went crazy when they reviled that crappy drawing of Link (though it came out even better than what we expected)

tj1993
tj1993

Will this game be coming to Xbox 360?

SilentSpartan89
SilentSpartan89

this game looks amazing, i mean the powers look amazing and it is even detailed enough to knock helmets off the storm troopers...cant wait

Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

lol lucasarts removed it because it was being used without permission.

KycooGhost
KycooGhost

This game looks THE BOMB!!!!!!!! I realy hope that it comes out on PC and has online features

t-bag11
t-bag11

game looks sweet too bad i won't be getting it unless there's a wii version

gautam3
gautam3

sweet, sweet jedi action. I hope it arrives for PC.

Aelina
Aelina

If you do a search for Star Wars 2007 on YouTube you should find it. Not gone, just moved.

Unholyone123
Unholyone123

WOW! Now show me what the actual game will be like. Also...be a real videogame journalist by getting quality video footage from developers, instead of posting a link to a leaked copy. Honestly, unless the game is at least semi-complete and running on the game's engine, don't bother. No more "Pre-visualization" crap!!

BethesdaRules99
BethesdaRules99

I saw it, it was cool, but I realized that in the second half, it didn't look like the engine and the moves were soooo cool, but seemed unpractical in a combat scenario. Still, the video was sweet!

NuclearChief909
NuclearChief909

im a big fan of gamespot, but if you go to the ps3 page on ign you can watch the movie. sry gamespot!

deltabtry
deltabtry

samus2005 i have something to say KORTOR IS SO STUPID I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fuman748
fuman748

they have a video of the game footage on ign.com

samus2005
samus2005

in my opinion, NOTHING can stand up to the greatness that is KOTOR and the sheer joy a true star wars fan reaps from battlefront. This game does look rather promising, but i was actually dissapointed in the JK series. KOTOR would be absolutly unbeatable if the battle engine was more free...id like to just strike down my enemies myself...not point, click, and watch. but i digress, i am curious not about this new games visuals...but its story, as we know nothing about it.

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

the movie got taken off of YouTube becuase lucasarts wants it off. man i really wanted to see it!

AidenPryde3025
AidenPryde3025

I want more Star Wars PC games. I agree with a previous poster that there is a whole expanded universe that so far has not even been tapped into yet. I mean, KOTOR's (I and II) story was completely made up and the only thing that linked it to Star Wars was the fact that it had SW characters and lightsabers and the force. There are plenty of old Sith and Jedi wars that preceeded (in timeline) the movies that they could have drawn on. But they didn't, probably they didn't know about it or there was some sort of copywrite thing, but I don't think so as Lucas owns most of this stuff right? I personally want another game like TIE Fighter, X-Wing, XvTIE, or X-Wing Alliance. Those were all great games back in the day and I am surprised that Lucasarts has not capitalized on the following that those games had and still have. Battlefront is weaksause in my opinion. Its a no skill first person shooter with graphical flaws, quirky gameplay, and crappy animations. I'd pay $60 for a Star Wars Battlefield 2 clone and I'm sure many other people here would as well. -Aiden

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

IT HAS BEEN REMOVED "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Lucasfilm because its content was used without permission" that what youtube.com says now

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Good on Lucas for clarifying it though. I kinda thought they'd demand the link be removed.

sniperwolf199
sniperwolf199

I know I'll kill the author who killed chewie!!! Poor Han he was broke, know what was really broke though? That series!!! The games looks good but that movie was not actual gameplay :o, would like a bit more lightsaber action then what they showed but then again that was only a small part (hopefully) Battlfront 3 YEA!!!!!

Noutyboi
Noutyboi

Finally a decent star wars action game after JK II? we'll see.

guitarist4292
guitarist4292

News from comic-con. Lucas Arts announces commitment to Nintendo Wii. Here's hoping the first game is an addition to the Jedi Knight series

ice_radon
ice_radon

Saw it days ago. How should I say this...OLD. Actually joking, just got to it before GS did. :) Anyways, it looks sweet, but I wish there was much light saber play. The jedi was completly owning everyone with his powers.

diablusx
diablusx

The clip looked amazing....so what. Episode 3 looked great too and it was barely a descent game. Unless the next Star War game is KOTR3 or something similar to that then there will be heavy odds against it. I say this because most like ly if it is not KOTR then it will be another episode clone with better graphics. Hasn't Lucas robbed his Star War fans of enough money yet? I looked it up on the internet and there actually is awhole universe out there. Even Chewbaca is dead. How about bringing stuff like that into play. They even have whole new races too.

acamike
acamike

Hmm.. lightsaber battles with the Wii controler.. interresting..

bluefungus
bluefungus

Lucasarts said at the ComicCon that they're working on a game for the Wii, and yes it'll feature lightsaber battles which means that wii owners will get their own exclusive.

lageasy311
lageasy311

IgnatiusX "Um........ No Wii version? " "Uh yeah, remember the Wii is really not capable of that kind of game. I'm constantly surprised by people who seem not get that the Wii is not even close to the same processing and graphical league as the 360, which is in turn behind the Ps2 (this is "in theory in the best case" of course)." Rofl. It said CG footage, it wasn't running on the game's engine. This is a movie, not the game. ............................................... Does not matter if it's the CG video or not......wii will never be able to handle even the CG, so the point in your comment is moot.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If the game is going to have what's going on in that pre-visualiaztion, then sign me up!