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Old 08-17-06, 01:20 PM
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New Star Wars title coming to handhelds

SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 17, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced Star Wars: Lethal AllianceTM, an action-adventure game developed for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™ by Ubisoft’s Montreal and Casablanca Studios, respectively. Set for a worldwide launch in December 2006, Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is being created by Ubisoft under a long-term licensing partnership with LucasArts.

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is the first original Star Wars game built exclusively for the PSP system and DS, immersing players in an adventure that takes place between Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope. Gamers will engage in collaborative gameplay as they embody both Twi’lek Rianna Saren and her security droid Zeeo. Hired by the Rebel Alliance, this deadly duo must work together to infiltrate Imperial planets and fight legions of evil fiends. Our heroes' ultimate goal: Uncover the Empire’s most deadly secret – the Death Star.

“Ubisoft is honored to announce this exciting and innovative Star Wars game, the first original game in the legendary franchise built to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP system and the DS,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. “We have worked closely with LucasArts to create a game that further develops the Star Wars universe, and unveils some of the mysteries that have kept millions of fans enthralled for decades.”

Key Features:
One-of-a-kind collaborative fighting: Combine the elite weaponry and acrobatic skills of Rianna with the multifunctional defensive and slicing support of Zeeo to create a formidable team. Only by working together can you complete perilous missions and ultimately steal the plans for the Death Star.

Epic gameplay and cinematic action: From the chaotic planet of Coruscant to the dusty, dangerous alleys of Mos Eisley, Rianna and Zeeo must use an arsenal of tricks to complete their mission. Set up holographic disguises to fool Imperial guards, commandeer gun turrets, master death-defying flying escapes and battle carnivorous beasts.

First original Star Wars game built exclusively for handhelds: Multiplayer modes enhance collaborative gameplay while taking advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP system and Nintendo DS.

Iconic environments and characters: Your mission takes you to classic destinations such as the Death Star and Tatooine, and allows you to discover never-before-seen locations on Despayre, Danuta and Alderaan. Each new environment offers encounters with unforgettable Star Wars characters and species, including Boba Fett, Kyle Katarn, Princess Leia Organa, Darth Vader, Imperial officers, Rodians, Quarren and stormtroopers.
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Old 08-17-06, 03:17 PM
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Im a little disappointed (check that, a lot disappointed) that this isn't coming to a next-gen system. I have a PSP, but it's used more for watching movies and collecting dust than gaming these days - maybe that will change with this game, but I'd much rather play on my 61" HDTV.
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Another DS game...bring it on!
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Originally Posted by Rob V
Im a little disappointed (check that, a lot disappointed) that this isn't coming to a next-gen system. I have a PSP, but it's used more for watching movies and collecting dust than gaming these days - maybe that will change with this game, but I'd much rather play on my 61" HDTV.
Don't worry, we should be seeing a Star Wars title for the Wii that lets you use the controller as a lightsaber.
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