The big news is The Force Unleashed demo shattering Xbox Live records with more than a million downloads. Count in the Playstation Network and it comes out to 2.3 million. Not too shabby…
With just a little over a week to go before the September 15th release, you’re going to start seeing commercials… If you haven’t already. The clip above features Vader; Perhaps you might also be interested in a floating Wookiee?
io9 got themselves a copy of The Art And Making Of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and share the delightful story of the Corpse Droid. Too dark for a Star Wars game, but I would totally be down with a Flash game or something. Come on, StarWars.com! You guys love Flash!
Okay, I kid. Still: Corpsey the droid. Totally inappropriate but so, so awesome in an Evil Dead sort of way.
(How about webisodes? Is Bruce Campbell busy? He can play Starkiller’s uncle! No? I’ll shut up now. Go enjoy the art.)
With most of The Force Unleashed tie-ins out today, the official site has posted a bonanza of extras:
Also of interest may be io9’s gallery of TFU concept art.
The Time’s Dave Itzkoff interviews George Lucas (and pals!) about the new series, the old series, movies and whatnot. There’s also a handful of new stills and a slide show of Asajj Ventress concept art.
Galactica.tv showcases concept paintings done by Ralph McQuarrie for the original pilot script of Battlestar Galactica. Apparently the cylons were originally going to be the creation of an insect race? (via)
” I wanted to show that this poor guy is trapped by shadows, and she’s stuck in the light. And the hand that reaches out to touch her isn’t even a human hand anymore” – Iain McCaig
From The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
You guys clearly love concept art as much as I do – this was one of the weekend’s most read posts and most clicked links. That may be damning with faint praise – posting and hits are both pretty sparse over weekends – but clearly plenty of readers made an impression on io9 because yesterday they had a huge multiple-gallery concept art post featuring some of the hottest visual designers Hollywood has to offer, including Ryan Church, whose work you’re probably already familiar with. I can’t think of a better way to waste your morning on the computer.
I love concept art, and so do you, I hope! io9 has some Crystal Skull pieces from The Complete Making Of Indiana Jones, and I swear they’re all a lot more exciting (and spoilery) than the one above.
A familiar ship appears in The Clone Wars…
Also tonight on StarWars.com, Sandtroopers.com taking donations to help fund the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the ASPCA. Two who donate will win an exclusive Clone Wars or Indiana Jones litho.