Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes officially announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 May 2009 14:31 GMT

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LucasArts and Krome Studios officially announced Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes this morning.

Based on the Cartoon Network series, players will fight for the Galactic Republic, pursue the bounty hunter Cad Bane and try and thwart the Skakoan villain, Kul Teska.

Players  take on the role of a Jedi Knight or clone trooper through 30 missions created from shared assets from Star Wars: The Clone Wars  TV series, and the storyline leads up to the second season.

A variety of vehicles are present in the game, along with weapons such as rocket launchers, thermal detonators and jet packs built specifically for run-and-gun gameplay.

The game supports two-player online and offline co-op play with drop-in and drop-out multiplayer on PS3 and Xbox 360.

The DS version includes an expanded storyline from season one, with touch-screen controls for movement, attacks, and puzzle solving.

It’s out in September.

Press release through the break.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Comes to the Rescue This September
Jedi and Clone Trooper Action Along With All-New Gameplay Bring the Adventure of the Hit TV Series Home

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 11, 2009 — Fans of the popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ TV series can continue the battle for galactic peace this September in an all-new videogame from LucasArts and Krome Studios. Based on the Cartoon Network series and utilizing materials straight from Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars® The Clone Wars™: Republic Heroes™ allows players to take up arms on behalf of the noble Galactic Republic, while pursuing the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane and combating the all-new Skakoan super villain Kul Teska.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and clone troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created from shared visual assets from the TV series. Featuring a brand-new storyline, players will get the chance to take part in the key events that lead directly into the highly anticipated second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Jedi characters can slice and dice their way through countless enemies, commandeer droids and show off their combat prowess on foot and in a variety of vehicles. Clone troopers fire things up with a heavy weapons armament that includes rocket launchers, thermal detonators and even jet packs in levels built specifically to take run-and-gun gameplay to exciting levels.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes supports two-player online and offline cooperative play with seamless drop-in and drop-out multiplayer on the Xbox 360 video game system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems.

In addition, the LucasArts Singapore team — in conjunction with The Clone Wars experts at Lucasfilm Animation — is developing an experience on Nintendo DS™ that takes full advantage of the platform’s touch-screen technology. That version will include an expanded storyline that offers players the chance to take part in key events and battles from season one while also featuring intuitive touch-screen controls for movement, attacks and puzzle solving.

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