LucasArts Renews Relationship With Lawrence Holland And Totally Games For New World War II Flight Combat Game
SECRET WEAPONS OF THE LUFTWAFFE®-INSPIRED GAME EXPECTED FALL 2003 FOR NEXT GENERATION CONSOLE AND PC PLATFORMS
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- April 17, 2002 -- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced the resumption of its relationship with Lawrence Holland and his company Totally Games to develop a World War II flight combat game for next generation consoles and PC. Previous associations between LucasArts and Totally Games produced the critically acclaimed and best selling X-wing and TIE fighter series of Star Wars® games, as well as Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain®. The latter two games will serve as inspiration for the upcoming World War II flight combat title.
The new game, expected to release in 2003, will immerse would-be fighter pilot aces into dynamic, edge-of-the-seat air-to-air and air-to-ground battle scenarios in a variety of combat theaters over Europe and other territories. The story-driven game will drop players into a secret, elite squad of pilots who undertake the most dangerous missions of World War II.
"Lawrence Holland single-handedly defined the fun, accessible flight action genre with his groundbreaking trilogy of World War II air combat games," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "Adding the sophisticated storytelling style Holland developed for the award-winning X-wing series, this new game promises exhilarating gameplay with a rip-roaring story of adventure and intrigue. The legions of fans who have been clamoring for a new game in the vein of Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe should be very happy with this announcement."
"I'm thrilled to be back working with LucasArts, for whom Totally Games has developed so many successful titles over the years," says Lawrence Holland, chief executive officer and creative director of Totally Games. "My team and I will have a great time building a brand new World War II air combat game for this next generation of hardware. I believe our team has some exciting ideas that will capture the imaginations of players everywhere. Get ready to watch your six!"
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.
About Totally Games
Lawrence Holland and Totally Games previously developed the award winning X-wing series of games and three groundbreaking World War II air combat simulations, including Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, TIE Fighter® and Star Wars X-Wing Alliance, in conjunction with LucasArts Entertainment Company. In March 2002, Totally Games completed the acclaimed Star Trek®Bridge Commander, published by Activision, Inc. Based in San Rafael, Calif., Totally Games continues to create totally involving games in an expanding set of genres and platforms. More information about Totally Games and its development projects can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, located at www.totallygames.com.