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access_time May 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM in News by Ryan Bates

New ‘Star Wars’ Franchise to Be Revealed Exclusively on Spike TV


If you have the cable channel Spike TV, you’ve noticed that they’re marathoning all six Star Wars movies this Memorial Day weekend since last night going into the holiday.

Which is cool, but why bring it up on a video game site?

You may have also noticed little hints that Spike will be covering E3 June 3-7 from the LA-based conference, giving gamers the latest and hottest leaks from the Holy Grail of Video Gaming.

These two facts meet up on the pre-E3 episode of GTTV on Thursday, May 31, as Spike TV and host of Spike’s E3 All Access Live Geoff Keighley will exclusively be unveiling LucasArts’s newest Star Wars gaming franchise. Everyone involved is keeping as much as possible under wraps, but Keighley, who saw the game at the LucasArts studios, says the caliber of the project “left my jaw on the floor when I first saw it.”

The frenzy starts on May 31 when Keighley reveals the new franchise and title, and introduces GTTV viewers to the LucasArts team with behind-the-scenes footage of the construction of the game as well as the E3 demo. June 4 promises to take gamers back to galaxies far, far away, as Spike’s E3 All Access Live will showcase the world gameplay premiere along with the game’s creative director answering questions live in real-time from fans via social networking.

The Star Wars universe has produced highly-celebrated titles, and ones that have tanked. But with characters and environments that many gamers are familiar with, it’s certain to be a hot commodity once revealed on Spike. Me, I’m hoping for a game where you can just repeatedly abuse Jar-Jar Binks.


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GTTV airs Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT, and is available online through GameTrailers.com immediately afterward, as well as XBox Live and the PlayStation Network. E3 All Access Live will be present on multiple platforms throughout the E3 convention; the pre-E3 special will air June 4 live at 10pm ET/7pm PT. For more information, or to interact with the Spike team, log on to http://www.spike.com.


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