‘Clone Wars: Republic Heroes’ to the rescue

Gaming, Nintendo, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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LucasArts recently dropped a bombshell: The previously unannounced video game Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes is coming to just about every current system in September. If you enjoy swinging a lightsaber (and who doesn’t?) but also want to fire a blaster every now and then, this game might be for you.

Based on the Cartoon Network series and utilizing materials straight from Lucasfilm Animation, Republic Heroes allows players to take up arms on behalf of the noble Galactic Republic, while pursuing the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane and combating the all-new Skakoan super villain Kul Teska.

jedidroidThe game allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and clone troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created from shared visual assets from the TV series. Featuring a brand-new storyline, players will get the chance to take part in the key events that lead directly into the highly anticipated second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Jedi characters can slice and dice their way through countless enemies, commandeer droid vehicles and show off their combat prowess on foot and in a variety of vehicles.

Clone troopers fire things up with a heavy weapons armament that includes rocket launchers, thermal detonators and even jet packs in levels built specifically to take run-and-gun gameplay to exciting levels.

Republic Heroes supports two-player online and offline cooperative play with seamless drop-in and drop-out multiplayer on the Xbox 360 video game system and PlayStation 3.

In addition, the LucasArts Singapore team — in conjunction with The Clone Wars experts at Lucasfilm Animation — is developing an experience on Nintendo DS that takes full advantage of the platform’s touch-screen technology. That version will include an expanded storyline that offers players the chance to take part in key events and battles from season one while also featuring intuitive touch-screen controls for movement, attacks and puzzle solving.

“The Clone Wars franchise has struck a chord with viewers and gamers around the world with its action-packed storyline and memorable heroes,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “With its Jedi and clone trooper gameplay and all-new storyline, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes takes the franchise into a truly exciting and interactive direction.”

Republic Heroes will release this September for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP (PlayStation Portable), Nintendo DS and PC. More information about the game can be found at www.clonewarsgame.com.

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