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LucasArts Blasts Onto Store Shelves With The Release Of Star Wars Battlefront™ For The Ps2, Xbox And Pc

LucasArts officially announced today the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront, an intense open-ended single-player and multiplayer action game that lets players re-live all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel Star Wars® film trilogies. Shipping day and date with the classic Star Wars Trilogy DVD, Star Wars Battlefront is out now for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PC.

Console and PC players can now participate in all of the memorable Star Wars battles any way they want to. The team-based action within Star Wars Battlefront is set in 16 unique locations across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis and Endor. Players can select one of the 20 different soldier types from each of the four factions: Rebel Alliance, Imperial Army, Clone Army and Droid Army. Each soldier has specialized abilities and the freedom to use ground-based turrets found on the battlefront as well as over 25 diverse ground and air vehicles including the AT-ST, X-wing and speeder bike.

Single player modes include "Instant Action," "Galactic Conquest" and the story-based "Historical Campaigns" mode that lets gamers experience all of the epic Star Wars battles from Episodes I-VI, fighting from the perspective of each of the four factions within the game. Star Wars Battlefront is also optimized for multiplayer action on the PS2 online, Xbox Live and PC online. PS2 gamers can battle against up to 16 players online and Xbox Live supports up to 24 players online. PC gamers will be able to battle against 32 players over the Internet. The game will also support voice chat through compatible headsets for the PS2 and Xbox console systems.

A special playable demo of Star Wars Battlefront is now available on the bonus disc of the classic Star Wars Trilogy DVD set. The demo level is based on the forest moon of Endor and can be played on Xbox and online through Xbox Live. Star Wars Battlefront is published by LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios. For more information, please visit the official product website at www.starwarsbattlefront.com

About LucasArts

LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in Marin County, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted entertainment company.

Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production, and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in Marin County, Calif.

About Pandemic

Pandemic Studios, LLC is a premier developer of entertainment software for PlayStation®2, Xbox, GameCube™, and the PC. Over the last 6 years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have built Pandemic into a company of more than 150 highly skilled programmers, designers, and artists working on high-profile titles. Pandemic is a privately held company with development studios in Los Angeles, California and Brisbane, Australia.

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