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To go along with the new animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie coming out this summer, LucasArts has created two new Clone Wars games that have nothing to do with the crappy last-gen Clone Wars games.
Lightsaber Duels for the Wii and Jedi Alliance on the DS promise all kinds of motion control function and Alliance even has drop-in, drop-out co-op. Details are a bit scarce at the moment, but we've got the first two screens below and some info from our buddies at CVG.
Above: From the Wii version
Words: Chris Hicks, CVG UK
Wii game 'Lightsaber Duels' is predictably a lightsaber battle game that uses the Wii Remote as a lightsaber.
Whilst it's not one-to-one control, LucasArts has promised that your general movement will be mimicked on screen, providing the best Wii lightsaber experience yet.
You'll be able to participate in the most memorable duels from the animated movie and TV series, while taking control of several different characters each with their own fighting skills and unique abilities.
Comparatively, 'Jedi Alliance' for DS is a story-driven action adventure game that follows the characters from the TV show. It's fully stylus controlled, which somehow makes lightsaber combat more immersive. We're interested in how that works out.
Right: From the DS version
In the game, players get to chose two Jedi from a line-up of six. One will be fully controlled by the player, with AI controlling the other. The pair will embark on a series of missions involving droids, Lightsaber wielding enemies and minigames.
The characters have unique abilities too, and can be paired up to create different combinations to unlock new areas. Sounds a lot like LEGO Star Wars to us, but that's not a bad thing.
CVG's Source: IGN
Jun 19, 2008