No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…
It’s been five days and I still can’t believe that Disney owns Lucasfilm and the entire Star Wars franchise. It feels like the natural order of things has been upended and, yes, that there’s been a disturbance in The Force.
While I’m absolutely giddy to go see Episode VII in three years (really, how bad could it be?), we put the future of LucasArts to a debate in The Good, The Bad, and Disney’s Acquisition of LucasArts. What will Emperor Waltatine do to Lucas’ game development house? We don’t know for sure, but we’ve got some theories.
If all this Star Wars stuff doesn’t interest you, you should check out our other big articles from the week: What We Played in October 2012, our picks for The Games of November 2012, and the fourth edition of Kickstart This
And there’s even more non-Star Wars news after the break.
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Assassin’s Creed III, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, WWE 13, and more.
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Assassin’s Creed III, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, and a lot more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Pid, Pool Nation
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Freakyforms Deluxe, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Halo 4, LittleBigPlanet Karting, NASCAR: Inside Line, and more.
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Rovio released a pair of new gameplay for Angry Birds Star Wars.
- Square Enix is releasing a 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII in Japan.
- The fifth, and final, episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is now available.
- Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will tag team store shelves on March 26.
- If you pre-order Crysis 3, EA plans to give you a downloadable copy of Crysis for free.
- Nintendo has revealed a few more details about New Super Mario Bros. U.
- Rockstar has announced a Spring 2013 release for Grand Theft Auto V.
- Probably not the best week to announce it, but the extreme weather (and zombies) of Dead Island: Riptide will be available in stores on April 23.
- The Robert Downey-starring, live-action Call of Duty: Black Ops II trailer is… surprise… pretty great.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- 343’s Frank O’Connor has revealed that Halo 5 might be in development for the Xbox 720.
- Square Enix’s E3 2012 tech demo, Agni’s Philosophy, is apparently a real game in developement for next-gen systems.
- Billy Murray, a voice actor who has worked on three Call of Duty games, has confirmed he’s begun work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. Anyone surprised?
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