News: IGN has the dirt, we have the highlights.
Yesterday, IGN spoke with David Perkinson of LucasArts and he has spilled the beans about Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. Yes, the rumors are true! (Although, was there ever a doubt?) The interview doesn't get very in-depth about what to expect from The Original Trilogy, but here are the highlights:
The game is again being developed by Travellers Tales and is coming to the PS2, GameCube, Xbox, PC, PSP, GBA and DS this fall.
It will feature 50 new playable characters and allow you to import all of your playable characters from Lego Star Wars for a total of over 100.
Furthermore, a character creation mode will allow players to mix and match Lego pieces from every character. Hello Chew Vader.
The vehicle levels will no longer be "on rails". They'll be free roaming like the rest of the game.
Players will also be able to jump in and out of vehicles throughout many of the "on foot" levels as well.
Characters will now have character-specific attacks. For example, Chewbacca will be able to rip off the arms of other characters.
The collectible Mini-Kits will now unlock bonus vehicles that can be used in the game.
Finally, the DS version will feature 4-player co-op with one game card.
Well I'm very excited now. We'll have more on Lego Star Wars II soon.