LEGO clone troopers spotted in San Francisco to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated video game
LucasArts and TT Games today announced that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will ship to retailers in North America for the Wii system, Nintendo DS family of handheld systems, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows. The game will also be available as a day-one title for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system on March 27. The latest installment in the bestselling LEGO Star Wars video game franchise, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a tongue-in-cheek take on the entire Clone Wars era that runs through the feature films and the hit animated television show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
To celebrate the launch of the game, LEGO Star Wars characters were spotted around San Francisco at some of the city's most iconic locations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, The Palace of Fine Arts and even Lucasfilm's own Yoda Fountain.
With an all new graphics engine and enhanced animations never before seen in a LEGO game, players will explore a vast universe -- including 16 different star systems, 32 story-based missions and 48 bonus levels making it the biggest LEGO Star Wars videogame to date. Players will take on Separatist forces on the massive battleship the Malevolence, destroy hundreds of droids in epic ground battles and take off in their favorite ships in multi-layered space battles. Whether you're a Padawan or Jedi Master from this galaxy or the next, players of all skill levels are bound to have a brick smashing good time in single player mode, or with their friends and family via jump in/jump out co-operative play.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is rated E10+ by the ESRB with an MSRP of $49.99 for Wii, Microsoft 360 and PS3, $39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS and $29.99 for the PSP system, DS and PC. For more information about the game, visit the official site here.