Announcement at 30th anniversary celebration?
We've been informed by a bloke down the pub, otherwise known as an anonymous source, that Lucas Arts are planning to unleash some tasty news about the next Star Wars title, at the 30th anniversary celebration event of the much loved set of movies.
The event is being held at the Los Angeles Convention centre at the end of May, where fans will be able to enjoy screenings of the movies, buy merchandise and meet some of their favourite stars. A similar event in 2005 attracted over 34,000 people, but this latest celebration is set to be the biggest Star Wars party ever.
Now, we're slightly sceptical about this, because the game in question is said to be the rumoured Knights Of The Old Republic 3, a game which recently Bioware (on their forums ) have said they are 'not currently working on'. Not only that, but why would Lucas Arts choose to release details about the game at a Star Wars party, where the majority of the attendees would surely only be interested in the Star Wars films and not a game that is based in the Star Wars Universe? Wouldn't they? However, if it is true, it would make sense - with the renewed interest of Star Wars in general around that period - to announce the title as official.
Surprisingly, our source also claims that Lucas Arts will not only be revealing details of the new game during this period, but will also be showcasing a new 1 minute trailer (now this we don't buy).
The Official Xbox Magazine has recently speculated that Knights of the Old Republic 3 will be released in 2008, but we've been told it may be ready this side of Christmas.
The only way we're going to find out for definite is to wait until May 24th to see if anything materialises. Hey, don't shoot the messenger, we hope it's true as much as you do.
We've not been able to get any official comment on the rumour at this point.