LucasArts finally broke their silence on the “Wii Lightsaber game” that has been rumored for over a year. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels is due for the Wii this holiday season. Krome Studios, who are also developing the Wii, PS2, and PSP versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, are at the reins of this Wii exclusive title. A fighting game focusing on the showmanship and flash of, well,
“Lightsaber Duels,” the game will feature combat controlled by the player holding the wiimote as if it was his saber handle. The one thing longtime Star Wars fans may be slightly disheartened by, however, is that the game takes place specifically in the Clone Wars film and animated series era. This means characters like Anakin and General Grievous will be present, but characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker likely will not be. There will be destructible environments, the current big game buzzword, and force powers will be a big factor in the game. Cut out a piece of a pillar from the surrounding building, then force throw it at your opponent, for example.
In addition to the Wii-only game, Lucasarts will be releasing Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance exclusively for the Nintendo DS. This game has you controlling two Jedi simultaneously at all times. The more you play with them, the more powerful their combos and special abilities become. It will also feature wi-fi co-op, allowing a friend to jump in and assist you, then drop out later for you to continue the mission on your own. All movement and Lightsaber combat will be controlled solely by the DS Stylus.
Seen here is one of the first screenshots for "Lightsaber Duels". A trailer showing both games will be on Game Trailers TV on Spike TV this Friday, June 20th.