Wondering what’s been happening here at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed over the past few weeks, including a reveal of the next big Star Wars video game, a world of information about Celebration VI, and a major announcement about the future of Lucasfilm.
INTRODUCING STAR WARS: 1313
An all-new Star Wars video game franchise was unveiled this week — Star Wars 1313 — which allows players to venture into the criminal underworld of the Imperial capital planet of Coruscant. The official Star Wars 1313 website is now live, and three preview clips are available to give you a first look: Clip 1, Clip 2, and Clip 3.
CELEBRATION VI GETS BIGGER
The reasons to attend Celebration VI keep coming: celebs appearing at the event will now include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (Robot Chicken), and many more. Wondering what Celebration VI has to offer you? Be sure to watch the informative “Celebration VI and You” and find out!
MORE TO EXPLORE
The newest additions to the Official Encyclopedia let you discover Princess Leia’s home planet of Alderaan, learn more about the loveable Wookiees, and encounter such terrible creatures as Zillo Beast and the rancor. Plus, new updates mean there’s more to play, watch, buy and download in the entries for the Jedi Order, Sith, Galactic Republic, and the Empire.
DISNEY WEEKENDS 2012
Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2012 wrapped up last weekend. Among this year’s new highlights were two-all new attractions: the Droid Factory — where fans piece together their own customized astromech action figures — and the “Carbon-Freeze Me” Experience, which lets fans get a 3D sculpture of their faces cast in carbonite, just like Han Solo! Check out a video recap of the first weekend, and start making plans for next year!
KATHLEEN KENNEDY JOINS LUCASFILM
Big news at Skywalker Ranch! Producer/executive Kathleen Kennedy will be joining Lucasfilm as Co-Chair, and working closely with George Lucas as he prepares for retirement. Kennedy has produced countless films and franchises, including the Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future series.
THE BEST NEW PRODUCTS
Stop into the Shop to check out the latest additions, including Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Blood Ties “Boba Fett is Dead”, Hasbro’s Vintage Collection Value 12-pack of action figures, a spicy new t-shirt, and a brand new Star Wars cookbook.