Rumor: Co-op Clone Wars game coming to Xbox 360, PS3

via Joystiq by David Hinkle on 4/23/09

A rumor posted over at Destructoid points to a new Clone Wars game in the works for Xbox 360 and PS3. Titled Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, the game is described as a third-person action title featuring two-player co-op, with separate “Jedi” and “Clone” storylines featuring Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, respectively.

The game’s focus is supposedly on melee combat, with mention of some form of upgrades available throughout the game. Jedi characters will purportedly have some access to Force powers (gasp!), such as the ability to control droids (Dtoid’s post mentions rolling Droideka).

Krome Studios has had plenty of experience with the Star Wars franchise. The company handled porting Star Wars: The Force Unleashed to the Wii, PS2, and PSP, and was responsible for the Wii-exclusive Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels. Let’s hope the third time’s the charm here.

Star Wars flash drives coming; try to remain calm

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Attention nerds! Do you like Star Wars? Do you like electronic gadgets? Do you like electronic gadgets in the shape of popular Star Wars characters? You’re so predictable. Mimoco plans to get rich off your little obsession, releasing a limited edition run of Star Wars character USB flash drives right into your sweaty, grabby hands next January with the first one available for preorder now. It’s in the shape of Darth Vader, a character I’m going to go ahead and assume you’re familiar with if you’re reading a gadget blog on Three more characters from the franchise will be announced at a later date, and you can try to guess which ones they’ll be to win them all in a contest on the Mimoco site. The drives come in 1, 2, and 4 GB flavors for $80, $120, and $170, respectively. The first 500 preorders will get an OMG free Darth Vader button, so you’d better hurry or they’ll run out of buttons!

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