LucasArts and TT Games have announced the development of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.
Developed by the same team at Traveller's Tales that created the critically acclaimed LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones series, the game will ship on the Wii, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360 and PC this autumn.
"LucasArts continues to set the bar for next-generation family entertainment," said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. "The LEGO Star Wars franchise is a massive hit with fans, bringing in sales of over 20 million units worldwide. We're thrilled to extend this experience to LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, delivering the humour and fun players expect from this award winning franchise."
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will include all the characters from both seasons of the popular animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as some fan-favourite characters from the theatrical Star Wars saga. Also present will be brand new head-to-head battle modes and an upgraded level builder, allowing the creation of customised bases and in-game battlefields.
Players will be able to take control of either a Jedi or Separatist with all-new character abilities, such as Squad command, Lightsaber slicing, Lightsaber jumps, long distance Jedi attacks and Grapple Tie-Ups.