Among the changes is a scaled back version of the Databank – now called the Encyclopedia – which now only seem to features characters from the movies and The Clone Wars. (Sigh.) Entries are very brief, and link directly to the Wookieepedia, however. That’s pretty inclusive for an official site.
And no doubt we’ve only scratched the surface tonight… I’ll be interested to see where this goes.
One thing I will say – this site design is very simple, and very basic. Since there is a tendency in Star Wars design to go completely over the top and throw everything that applies, I’m glad to see at least one aspect is keeping it simple. (Even if I still do wince at that Blu-ray cover art.)
Games: Get a peek at the lovely ladies of The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance, the Nightsisters. There’s a trailer at LucasArts.com for those of you enamored of ‘stylus-driven action.’ (Least sexy game term, or least sexy game term ever?)
And because I’m clearly behind on the ‘mention the namesake’ quota, I’ll note that Mara is the highest ranked EU entity, coming in at #21… And the third-highest female (behind Leia and Padme, natch.) Even if her entry is a tad behind on the timeline.