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Pilots Wanted: How Lucasfilm and Motive Studios Hatched Star Wars: Squadrons – Exclusive

One never knows when inspiration will strike. For EA’s Motive Studios, the concept for the recently-revealed space combat game Star Wars: Squadrons came at a rather surprising time: while working on another Star Wars game.

“There are a ton of Star Wars fans at Motive, myself included, with a lot of desire to create our own adventures in this universe. This project is one example where that desire resulted in something new springing to life,” Ian Frazier, creative director at Motive, tells StarWars.com. “Back when the team was working on the single-player campaign for Star Wars Battlefront II, they were having a great time with the space missions in particular, and it sparked an idea. Three of the devs — James Clement, Pat Lalonde, and Steve Masters — waxed nostalgic about

6 Highlights from the Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay Trailer

We’ve had our S-foils locked in attack position since we saw the announcement for the new first-person space combat game Star Wars: Squadrons, available October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and via virtual reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC. And today we got our first look inside the actual gameplay with an all-new trailer for the video game.

A unified squadron is the key to victory, and we can’t wait to jump in the cockpit with the dedicated pilots from Vanguard Squadron and Titan Squadron, two elite crews on opposite sides of the conflict during an original story set in the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Here are

Buckle Up and Join Star Wars: Squadrons in the StarWars.com Databank

Earlier this week, EA gave us our first look at Star Wars: Squadrons, debuting on consoles and PC later this year. Launching on October 2, the new video game will put you at the controls inside the cockpit of an X-wing (or a TIE fighter if you’re an Imperial at heart) for a first-person dogfighting experience and original storyline set after the events of Star Wars: Return of Jedi.

Who are the daring pilots taking to the skies and the stars during the final days of the Galactic Empire? Learn all about some of the main characters, gorgeous ships, and other new details in the official StarWars.com Databank entries for the game.

Fighting for the New Republic as part of Vanguard Squadron — an elite response unit whose motto

Get a First Look at New Art from Star Wars: Dark Legends – Exclusive

Sometimes, it’s good to turn to the dark side.

Star Wars: Dark Legends, a follow-up to the acclaimed Star Wars: Myths & Fables, reunites the creative team of writer George Mann and artist Grant Griffin for seven new fables set in a galaxy far, far away. Only this time, the tales focus on all things dark side and spooky. With the book set for release on July 28, 2020, StarWars.com snagged a first look at three of Griffin’s stunning — and creepy — new paintings, along with the artist’s own commentary on his work. (You may want to keep the lights on.)

“Blood Moon

“What I always loved most about the original trilogy is the rich backgrounds populated by repurposed appliances and recycled props. There is something extremely beautiful

The Clone Wars Rewatch: A Clone “Missing in Action”

To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

99: “Missing in Action” (Season Five, Episode 12)

“A soldier’s most powerful weapon is courage.”

Synopsis:

In a nearly vacant town, R2-D2 and his team find a clone commando suffering from amnesia.

Analysis:

This place reminds Artoo of Tatooine, and his friend WAC-47 sounds an awful lot like C-3PO. That seems to make Gregor akin to Luke Skywalker in this analogous tale of a young man who longs for something more than

New LEGO Sets to Celebrate LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Attention, Jedi Masters and Master Builders: we have some exciting news.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal several new LEGO Star Wars sets, all of which feature in the highly-anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game. How does that work? For some sets, elements like minifigures and vehicles will automatically be included in the game. For others, you’ll just enter a code provided in the set’s building instructions to bring its minifigures and/or vehicles to life in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

The releases span the entire saga and beyond, from the original trilogy to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and you can get a first look at all the new reveals below — along with some previously announced sets now confirmed to feature unlockables in the game. Happy beeps, and happy building!

Teaching with Star Wars: Much to Learn in “The Gathering”

Looking for an activity that’s fun, engaging, and educational? Each week, Teaching with Star Wars will offer unique lessons for you and your younglings that promise to foster opportunities for discovery and learning, all through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. And it sounds like the bell just rang, so let’s head to the classroom now. Punch it, Chewie!

Season Five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars features an episode titled, “The Gathering,” that you will not want to miss. It showcases a sacred Jedi tradition of the same name, in which younglings must journey to the planet Ilum and go into the crystal cave in search of their kyber crystals. These crystals help the future Jedi Knights focus the Force and are sacrosanct. But in order to acquire the kyber crystal,

Empire at 40 | Revisiting Some of the Many Trips to Hoth in Star Wars Storytelling

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.

Few Star Wars fans may want to live in a place as cold and unforgiving as Hoth, but it’s hard to think of a Star Wars location that’s more beloved. Over the years several Star Wars creators have brought this barren ice world, first seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, to life in both new stories and re-tellings of the Battle of Hoth.

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts have used audio recordings from the original cast to give us animated looks at several moments from Hoth. In the new “Battle of Hoth,” released

An Update on Star Wars Celebration 2020

To our Star Wars Celebration fans and friends,

At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is always our number one priority. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus and in speaking with local and state authorities on the latest public health guidelines related to indoor conventions, we have made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.

While this news is disappointing, we are happy to announce that Star Wars Celebration will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 18-21, 2022.

Tickets Transfers and Refunds: Fans who were planning to attend Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this year may either transfer their current ticket purchase to the new event dates, receive a refund or receive a credit for

5 Highlights from the Star Wars: Squadrons Reveal Trailer

All wings report in. Star Wars: Squadrons, the new space combat game coming October 2, was revealed today, and along with it a killer trailer. The preview is a total love letter to the piloting side of Star Wars, featuring intense dogfights, incredible maneuvers, and a pulse-pounding sense of speed. Put on your flight suits and check out these five highlights.

1. “I can’t shake him!”

The trailer kicks off with a New Republic (Squadrons is set post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) X-wing pilot pursued, in classic Star Wars fashion, by a relentless TIE interceptor. The hunted pilot’s alarms sound, her right engine flares, and she speeds full power into an asteroid field. The TIE pilot is good, but the Imperial craft takes damage while maneuvering between two