The Games of September 2015
Kickstart This! Anniversary Interview: Bendik Stang of Snowcastle Games Takes A Turn to Talk About Earthlock: Festival of Magic
Hype Fatigue: Why I'm Exhausted With Viral Marketing, Elaborate Advertising Campaigns, and Countdowns
Shigeru Miyamoto confirms that Pikmin 4 is in development
Nintendo plans to reissue rare Amiibo figures (Little Mac, Villager, Marth, more) this Fall
CoD: Advanced Warfare’s Reckoning Pack is now available on the PC, PS3, PS4
Xbox Store Today: Evolve Free Weekend, Rugby World Cup 2015, Super Toy Cars, more
Daily Scoop: September 4, 2015 – New PSN Plus games are great!
“Interim” patch for PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is now available
Here’s the first trailer for The Gamechangers, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of GTA
Disney buys Lucasfilm, announces Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015
I… I… are there even any words?
Disney has done it again. After purchasing Marvel in 2009 for $4.24 billion, the House of Mouse has now turned their sights on Lucasfilm and the entire Star Wars empire. And like Luke Skywalker in the Death Star’s canyon, they’ve hit their target and are taking home a shiny new medal.
During an investor’s meeting earlier today, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger announced that the company has purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. This includes all rights to the Star Wars franchise (and Indiana Jones too) as well as Industrial Light + Magic, Skywalker Sound, and Lucasfilm’s game division, LucasArts.
As if this wasn’t wild enough, Iger also announced that production on Star Wars: Episode VII has begun. The film will be released in 2015 and will be followed by Episode VIII in 2017/2018 and Episode IX in 2020/2021. George Lucas will serve as a creative consultant on all three movies.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”
LucasArts is currently devloping Star Wars 1313, which debuted at this year’s E3 Expo. It’s unknown how this acquisition will affect the game’s development, if at all.
Whatever happens, may The Force be with all of us.
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