Hey gamers, here’s one for your holiday lists: Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts, coming from Chronicle Books in November. The book is written by Rob Smith and will have a forward from George Lucas. I know you’d probably rather have an update of the X-Wing games, but such is life.
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Lucasfilm pushes the ‘girl power’ angle with Ashoka, though I’m not sure that headline is the inference they’re looking for. Speaking of our latest leading lady, there was a TCW segment with Ashley Eckstein on Entertainment Tonight the other day, but I’m not finding it on their site. Why you gotta be like that, ET? It’s 2008, and you are syndicated: Embrace the web already!
- The massive dump of tie-ins for The Clone Wars is nearly upon us, and the official site has a quick peek at The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide.
- So much is coming out Saturday that we may actually be overdosed by August 5, but if you still crave more there’s always Star Wars Insider #103.
- And finally, take a short Clone Wars-free break with an interview with director Katsutoshi Sasaki about Soulcalibur IV and how Vader, Yoda, and the secret apprentice came to join the madness.
- Preview: Library Journal has a first look at The Art and Making of The Force Unleashed. (via) Meanwhile, you can take a peek at the contents of DK’s Ultimate Blueprints Collection on Amazon. (via)
- Random: Dan Wallace wordles The New Essential Chronology.
- The Clone Wars: TFN catalogs the exhaustive amount of tie-in books for The Clone Wars.
Wow. Are they going to do yearly updates, like the World Book? I’m actually expecting some sort of online (Hyperspace?) component/Databank revamp. Watch your back, Wookieepedia!
Whatever the case, Random House currently lists them as hardcover, with a release date as November 4, and the price at $75.
UPDATE: TFN has someone who got a few more details from Del Rey, namely that there will be ” full-color artwork.”
“The last time Amazon did this it was for a book that had been killed six months before. Pablo Hidalgo and I are working on a project together. Everything else–including the sole author credit–is either wrong or speculation. And it’s too early to talk about right now.”
Discovered today on Amazon: A listing for The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia by Steve Sansweet and due out in November. Amazon has never been the most reliable source on the block, but we do know that an updated Encyclopedia is in the works, and a pre-Christmas date is certainly likely. Hopefully this is a sign we’ll be getting an official update on the book soon. (via)