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Gamestop Offers Vintage Star Wars Home Arcade Console

Gamestop is offering online only a Vintage Star Wars Home Arcade Console standing five feet tall. The console includes 3 games (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and is completely decorated with vintage artwork. It’s an interesting offering but would make a cool addition to a collection room. Thanks to JTA reader John for letting us know about this! Click here for the product page.

The Star Wars Home Arcade Game features the artwork from the original arcade machine on the cabinet and the included riser. The just over 5′ tall machine (slightly below 4′ without the riser) comes with a light-up marquee, full-color 17″ display and dual speakers. These features, combined with the real-feel flight yoke and control buttons allow for endless hours of gaming! The Star Wars Home Arcade Game is easy to assemble and comes with a clear deck protector. The Star Wars Home Arcade Game features the original arcade versions of the classic games based on Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!

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Limited Run Games Announces Next Retro Star Wars Titles

This week, Limited Run Games will be releasing 3 more titles for their Retro series. Make sure to set your clocks as Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back for the NES and Game Boy will be available on Friday, July 26th at 10 am and 6 pm EDT on limitedrungames.com. They will also be releasing  Shadows of the Empire on N64. Click through for more details, including details on the Collector’s Edition sets…

   
The standard editions will be priced at 39.99.

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This Friday, Limited Run Games launches their partnership with Lucasfilm Games to begin re-releasing retro Star Wars titles. They are starting with Star Wars: Bounty Hunter on PS4, Star Wars on NES, and Star Wars on Game Boy. Standard editions will come in their own unique blister packs, reminiscent of the action figures of our youth, while Collector’s Editions come in premium rigid boxes and include the game, commemorative coin, and an enamel pin featuring the cartridge. 

   

   

 

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Fans of the LEGO Star Wars video game franchise will be happy to know it’s returning in 2020 with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Head over to StarWars.com for full details!

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Revealed At E3!

Earlier today EA finally revealed some actual (alpha) gameplay footage for the upcoming Star Wars Game Fallen Order, which will be released on November 15th.
The footage shows a mission on Kashyyyk and in my opinion this all looks very promising. Watch the footage after the jump!

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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Is Officially Out

ILMxLAB has put together a guide to Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I to get you ready for this immersive experience. This is high on my list to experience once I can justify purchasing the Oculus Quest. The Vader Immortal episode itself is only $9.99. But, the Oculus Quest will set you back just a little bit more than that. You can check out the wireless gaming system over on Amazon. I had the chance to try the 7-minute demo at Star Wars Celebration last month and was blown away. For those that have picked this up and played through the 1-hour experience, let us know some spoiler-free opinions in the comments!

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Trailer Released

Respawn Entertainment (developer of Titanfall, owned by EA) finally revealed a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Game Jedi: Fallen Order, in which you play an Order 66 survivor, a young male Padawan named Cal Kestis, who tries to blend in. Barriss Offee is supposed to be featured in the game as well. It was already revealed yesterday that the game will be single player only and that there won’t be any microtransactions.  So fans of story based games may finally get something from EA. The game has a release date of November 15th. There’s one thing however which raises eyebrows. Respawn merely released a story trailer, no actual gameplay footage was shown. Mere seven months before release you would think they have at least something to show. That they didn’t present any gameplay at all should make fans somewhat wary.
Maybe the game will once more be developed in typical EA fashion: big crunch time towards the end where the devs will code 24/7, six months straight, with the game still not really finished on release date and needing several patches post release. Let’s hope the game will actually be finished and more or less bug-free when it is released in November!

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Can It Get Any Better?

Also revealed earlier today on the Star Wars Show Live (around the 5 hour 4 minute mark) was the following: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will have NO microtransactions and NO multiplayer, it will strictly be a story focused single player game. The statement was made by Vince Zampalla, head of Respawn Entertainment, who develop the game. I suppose this news is something that should elate all gamers who have been asking for something like that for years now. Maybe EA have learned their lesson not just with Battlefront II, but also with missteps like Anthem. More details about Fallen Order will be revealed on Saturday, so stay tuned! But this news alone makes me a lot more excited for it.

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It's Getting More Real Every Day

In case you’ve forgotten it, this year we’ll not only get a new Star Wars movie, but there’s also a new Star Wars game in development, which is supposed to be released in late 2019. EA is not the most popular video game company (and I am being nice here), but after several cancelled story based Star Wars games “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” will most likely see the light of day. Amazon is already listing “The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” book on their page. And they even updated the page and added a cover graphic for the book. So what you see below is apparently the official logo of the game. It’s in line with the movies and previous EA games. However, this will be the first Star Wars game developed by EA which actually focuses on story. You will play as an Order 66 survivor, a few years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. And remember, the game will be canon. I am curious what they come up with and somewhat excited for this game. Let’s hope it will give us a worthy successor to games like KOTOR and won’t be yet another cash grab and lootbox travesty. EA needs some good press for a change, especially following games such as Anthem.

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Another Day, More Bad News - EA Cancels Star Wars Game

According to Kotaku EA just cancelled its single player open world Star Wars game which was in development at EA Vancouver since late 2017. EA had cancelled a previous iteration of a single player Star Wars game before when Visceral Games was closed. This is the second time now a single player (and open world) Star Wars game is nixed by EA.
EA went on record previously that they don’t really like open world (single player) games and prefer games as a service (i.e. Battlefront II that encourages you to pay a lot of money on top of what you pay for the initial game). So it seems that Star Wars will have to wait much, much longer before fans can have their Star Wars version of Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man or God of War. Open world single player games that did incredibly well in 2018 and broke several records.

Jedi: Fallen Order is still in development though and is supposed to be a single player game. But probably not open world and much more linear. Not much is known about the project.

My comment is that I wish Disney would give the Star Wars games license to any other publisher. What do you think about all this? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Screenshot of the previously cancelled Star Wars game from Visceral Games

Screenshot of the previously cancelled Star Wars game from Visceral Games

 

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The Future Of Interactive Star Wars Entertainment

I am really busy playing Red Dead Redemption 2 these days. Which is why I have little time for other things at the moment.
But while playing RDR2 or other, similar open world, story based single player games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Witcher 3 or Tomb Raider (the reboot) one thought always crosses my mind: why are there no single player, open world, story focused Star Wars games? Click through for some thoughts!

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Arguably the last great Star Wars game character

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We have a full review of the Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality game. Powered by a smartphone and the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, you can actively do battle as a Jedi, control forces in a strategy game, and play holochess… all from your living room floor. Click through as we break down this kit from top to bottom and let you know exactly what you can expect from a fun and creative game. 

 

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JTA has partnered with Lenovo to spread the word about their new Augmented Reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. To kick things off with their campaign, they are having a contest over in their forums to win 2 Star Wars Funko POP! figures. Join the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges community and submit a photo of your best Jedi fighting pose.  Full details right here. They sent us one of their sets to try out so stay tuned for our full review coming soon!

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The Verge reports that a new Star Wars game was announced earlier today at E3. The game is titled “Jedi: Fallen Order” and is developed by Respawn (they also made the Titanfall games). Respawn was acquired by EA in December 2017. This will be their first Star Wars game. Click through for a few more details!E3

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Scraps In-Game Purchasing

It seems that anything online (and in a social type of setting) is harmful to your mental health anymore. Forbes posted a fantastic recent article outlining six ways that social media is affecting the mental health of those who constantly utilize it, and with really no surprise, EA is in the middle of a controversy that there new Star Wars game was really just gambling masked in Star Wars which is all social media based. We’re beginning to believe that people should probably step away from these social media outlets and related things. What we have all personally witnessed online and they affects they’ve clearly had on people are frightening. And now it’s starting to affect younger minds. It’s time to get the kids (as well as the rest of us) outside and in the fresh air again. Anyway, check out the article on EA at CNBC.com. It’s another frightening example of what can happen in the social media/gaming arena. Remember how hard it was to give up Candy Crush? It seems things are headed in the right direction for EA, but it’s scary to think what might have been.

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New Trailer Previews Battlefront II's Single Player Campaign

EA has released a new trailer that showcases Battlefront II’s highly anticipated single player campaign. Not only does the game look gorgeous, but it offers an intriguing glimpse into the mind of an Imperial soldier and the state of the galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. Click through to see Iden Versio and Inferno Squad in action!

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Battlefront II Beta Extended

Good news, everyone! In case you missed the Battlefront II beta or if you just can’t get enough of it, EA has extended the beta’s availability until October 11th. The event was supposed to end today, but this extension gives fans two more days of gameplay. If you haven’t played the beta yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a blast!  

 

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John Boyega Talks Battlefront II

John Boyega gives us a rundown of Battlefront II and everything you can expect to see from it. Thanks to JTA Reader Emily for the heads up! Check it out!

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EA's Star Wars: Rise To Power Mobile Strategy Game

Earlier this month, StarWars.com announced an upcoming mobile strategy game from Lucasfilm and EA . It’s still extremely early and very few details have been made available. Personally, I really enjoyed the MMORPG Star Wars: Uprising and the accompanying canon story line that followed ROTJ, but this will be a much different game. I have just received my pre-Alpha invitation so I will be providing more details about it soon enough so stay tuned!

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New Battlefront II Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer

EA has released a new trailer that features gameplay from the Starfighter Assault game mode in Battlefront II. The gameplay shown in the trailer spans every era and revealed new locations including Ryloth. Listen closely to the Ryloth portion of the footage, that sounds a lot like Matt Lanter and Ashley Eckstein to me. Could Anakin and Ahoska be among the playable heroes in Battlefront II? Check out the trailer! 

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New Behind The Scenes Look At The Story Of Battlefront II

Over the weekend, EA released a new video that offered a behind the scenes look at the story of Battlefront II. The video also introduces the members of Inferno Squad and features gameplay from the campaign. Check it out!  Full Story

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Battlefront II Multiplayer Footage

Here are a few videos of the multiplayer in Battlefront II. It shows Darth Maul, Rey, Boba Fett, and much more. I don’t know about you, but I am extremely excited for this game. It just looks phenomenal in all aspects from multiplayer to the single-player campaign. What do you think? Are you excited for it as well? Click through to watch all the goodness and let us know!

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Star Wars Battlefront II Gameplay Trailer

Today EA unveiled a stunning trailer for Battlefront II. The latest trailer features multiplayer gameplay from the prequel, original trilogy, and sequel eras and offered another glimpse of the single player campaign. Check it out!

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