LucasArts' Star Wars Demolition For Playstation And Dreamcast: No-Holds-Barred Vehicular Combat In That Galaxy Far, Far Away
FUN, FAST VEHICULAR COMBAT TO BE AVAILABLE ON BOTH CONSOLE PLATFORMS FALL 2000
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- April 26, 2000 -- Smash 'em! Crash 'em! and Blast 'em! into a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars Demolition, a death-defying vehicular combat game for PlayStation game console and Sega Dreamcast from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, in partnership with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Luxoflux Corporation, creators of the Vigilante 8 series. Star Wars Demolition challenges players to compete against the worst scum and villainy in the universe to take on a never-ending riot of characters and vehicles from classic Star Wars and Episode I. Star Wars Demolition is expected to release for both platforms in fall 2000.
Luxoflux will develop Star Wars Demolition and LucasArts will publish and distribute the title in North America. Activision will co-publish the game with LucasArts and distribute it in all major European territories.
Star Wars Demolition, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, dares players to compete in a series of brutal vehicular destruction contests organized by crime boss Jabba the Hutt. Contestants' vehicles are equipped with basic blasters, plus a unique and powerful weapon. To keep things interesting, prior to each competition Jabba scatters various weapons, combat droids, and power-ups throughout each battle arena. Challengers are then pitted against each other in an all-or-nothing fight for victory.
"With Star Wars Demolition, LucasArts and Activision take Star Wars into a new and dynamic game genre," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "This game is going to be an absolute blast for players, who'll battle with Star Wars vehicles and characters in ways they've never done before"
"We are excited to collaborate on the production of a new game based on Star Wars," states Mitch Lasky, executive vice president of Activision Studios. "This will be the first game ever to unite elements from all four Star Wars films into one single entertainment property."
Star Wars Demolition's dynamic single and multiplayer modes thrust competitors into the heat of battle where it's destroy or be destroyed. Players will face an onslaught of enemies, including a cannon-equipped rancor, a heavily armed battle tank, and a swift and deadly STAP, to name just a few.
Among the characters and vehicles from which players may choose is the notorious Boba Fett, one of the competition's wiliest contestants. He is equipped with a powerful disintegrator, capable of draining the shields of rival vehicles. Another well-armed participant is Aurra Sing, introduced to fans in the motion picture Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Her swift and agile swoop bike is outfitted with a long-range projectile cannon, capable of knocking out enemies more than 1,000 meters away. A newly created character, Wade Vox, competes in Luke Skywalker's former, and now heavily armed, landspeeder. Vox is a formidable competitor who is just discovering his Force powers.
The game's knockdown, drag-out tournaments are held in several combat arenas throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Each arena abounds in hazards, including the battle-scarred snowfields of the Rebel base on Hoth, patrolled by powerfully armed and deadly accurate AT-ATs; the Great Pit of Carkoon, where competitors not only fight each other but must avoid being snatched and eaten by the dreaded Sarlacc beast; and the dangerous surface of the second Death Star, zealously guarded by scores of laser-equipped Imperial troops.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.
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