New The Clone Wars images, video, Cad Bane interview, Republic Heroes demo, and more!

The Clone Wars: Season 2

A baker’s dozen of new Star Wars: The Clone Wars images have popped up on IGN, including a few new characters coming in Season 2. They also have two new videos, including this one where Cad Bane gets hired to do a little smash-and-grab on the Jedi Temple and Anakin and the clones head up against Cad Bane’s battle droids in a zero-g firefight.

Wired managed to get an interview with the notorious bounty hunter, Cad Bane. Bane goes on the record to say the Clone Wars are good for business with “the war tends to shake out the power players, and bigger clients means bigger fees” and quashes rumors that he’s concerned about young Boba Fett taking over the Fett bounty hunter name and fame. Does he want a shot at the Jedi, like Anakin Skywalker? Read it and find out!

On the video game front, the demo version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has been released on XBox Live for download. The game takes place between seasons 1 and 2, and will be released on September 15 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2, Nintendo DS, and PSP.

Remember, Season 2 of The Clone Wars premieres on Cartoon Network on Friday, October 2. Meanwhile, is streaming four fan favorite episodes over the Labor Day weekend.