Star Wars: Battlefront will be shown at E3

Star Wars fans and gamers have waited for another installment in the Star Wars: Battlefront series for years and our prayers were finally answered when last year it was announced that a new Battlefront game would be coming. Since then there has been little news on the game…until now.

During a conference call, the CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that the game will be featured at this years E3. He said: “We’re preparing a rich lineup of games for E3 this year that showcases our commitment to the player experience. This will include first looks, demos and other new announcements for many titles from this year’s slate. We also plan to unveil details on at least six new projects in development at EA.”

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Footage of a cancelled Star Wars game starring Darth Maul surfaces

One of the few good things about The Phantom Menace was the introduction of the badass Sith lord Darth Maul. With his red tattooed face and double ended lightsaber, Maul allowed us to forget, at least for a few minutes, about the awful film we’d been watching.

Well it seems we nearly got to play as Maul himself when work started on a new Star Wars game centered around that hot headed redhead. The existence of the game was first revealed by Game Informer with some help from Polygon. Shortly afterwards some actual gameplay footage appeared on Youtube which shows us that not only did it look great but it also seemed fairly close to completion.

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Amy Henning joins EA Visceral Games

Amy Henning joins EA Visceral Games studio to work on a unannounced Star Wars game. Earlier this year AmyHenning left Naughty  Dog after being the lead writer on Uncharted 3 and the upcoming Uncharted 3. She will now join EA at its Visceral Studio as a Creative Director on their Star Wars project. EA aquared the Star Wars licenses from Disney last year and will work on core Star Wars games.

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EA taking a Batman Arkham-style approach to its Star Wars games

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has said in a new interview that the publisher is looking to emulate the approach Warner Bros. took with its Batman Arkham games. Which when Batman Arkham Asylum released to rave reviews it was not based on the films Batman Begins or the The Dark Knight but was an original take on the Batman licenses.

“What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive storylines,” Wilson told Fortune. “When we look at the Star Wars properties that’s how we’re looking at it.”

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