Posts Tagged ‘Lucasfilm’
Star Wars Pinball heading to a galaxy near you soon.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2013 03:54 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 14 February 2013 04:00
Ready to use the Force on some steel spheres? Well Zen Studios has a new game coming just for you! Star Wars Pinball will take all your favorite areas, characters and lightsabers to populate a brand new three table download. We’re talking a staring lineup of Luke Skywalker, his pappy Anakin, series favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett and Ahsoka Tano.
“It’s been over 30 years since Star Wars, videogames, and solid state pinball all burst onto the entertainment scene, and their popularity endures today. We’re excited to be combining all three for the very first time,” said Neil Sorens, Zen Studios’ Creative Director. “Our designers are huge Star Wars fans, and you can expect every detail in every table to reflect their passion for the Star Wars universe.”
Star Wars Pinball will be available for Androids, iDevicesand Windows 8 phones via their respective app stores. Console gamers will be able to download the tables to integrate seamlessly for the Xbox 360′s Pinball FX 2 and the PlayStation 3′s Zen Pinball. Hit the break to get the full details via Zen’s press release.
Willow coming to Blu-ray March 2013!
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:00 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:00
Finally, one of my favorite 80′s movies is coming to blu ray! Willow has just been announced by Fox\MGM for a blu-ray release in March of next year. I love Willow, it’s directed by Ron Howard, produced and pretty much written by George Lucas, there’s plenty of magic and feel-good moments and it stars a lean, mean Val Kilmer! The basic premise behind the movie is Willow, played by Warwick Davis, finds a baby girl abandoned. What he finds out about the girl is she is the one destined to finally bring an end to the vile reign of Queen Bavmorda, who no one likes. Thus begins Willow’s adventure to protect the girl and join forces with a crazy cast of unlikely heroes. Oh yeah and he has to try to overthrow the evil Queen, no biggie.
The blu ray release will be a remastered version of the classic film, overseen by LucasFilm itself. There will also be some new special features not seen on the DVD version such as a video diary by Warwick Davis and Ron Howard introduced deleted scenes. Willow will release for Blu-ray in a DVD combo pack on March 12, 2013. What an agonizing wait for a classic. They gave us Princess Bride and all was good, so now wait we will for Willow!
Say what? Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion?!?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:11 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:10
It’s unbelievably true but the House of the Mouse is now more powerful than the Dark Lord of the Sith! In a surprising move, Disney has scooped up Lucasfilm for a massive $4.05 billion. For those counting along at home, that means Mickey Mouse is now (in a round about way) related to Wolverine and Luke Skywalker. Very, very interested to go to that Thanksgiving dinner. I mean who slices the turkey, Wolvie and his adamantium claws or Darth Vader and his lightsaber?
The other big news to come out of this it that Star Wars: Episode 7 will begin production and release sometime in 2015. No, they gave no details surrounding the plot or whether it will be any good or not – except it will not be helmed by George Lucas. I imagine that there will be a third trilogy of at least massive special effects and grand set pieces. Interested in what flannel clad bearded maestro George Lucas has to say? Glad you asked:
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.
So there you have it folks, a mega conglomerate of franchises. Maybe they can get a proper Indiana Jones flick going? Let’s see what the future holds. Hit the break and light up those comments geeks!
May The Angry Birds Be With You. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 8 October 2012 10:35 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 8 October 2012 10:35
This past weekend Rovio teased us with a glimpse of something that looked to be a Star Wars related Angry Bird. Today they announced Angry Birds Star Wars, a brand new addition to the game franchise featuring the birds as characters from the beloved masterpiece that is Star Wars. The pigs who recently got their own game, Bad Piggies, will be cast as Storm Troopers and Darth Vader. Angry Birds Star Wars arrives November 8 on most platforms including iOS and Android devices as well as PCs and Macs.
Rovio, which has partnered with LucasFilm on the game, will and make use of the epic Star Wars soundtrack as well as set the game in various locations from the sci-fi saga like Tatooine, Hoth and the Death Star.
“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done,” Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment, said in a statement. “It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”
This will play out in one of two ways, Angry Birds Star Wars will either be awesome and bring together two beloved geeky phenomenas or it will be so gimmicky that it will only further tarnish the Star Wars brand. As a lifelong Star Wars fan I will be powerless against it even though my Angry Birds addiction has been in a steady state of decline. I’m also for promoting and exposing younger geeks to the Star Wars universe by any means possible.
Hit the break for the teasing teaser! Read more: May The Angry Birds Be With You. [VIDEO]