Tuesday 12 January 2021

Lucasfilm Games returns for Star Wars

Disney has announced that it's bringing back the Lucasfilm Games brand for Star Wars video games and more as Lucasfilm celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Lucasfilm Games was originally founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas in 1983, during the release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, before popularising point-and-click adventures with Maniac Mansion and becoming LucasArts in 1990.

Read the official press release:

"Lucasfilm’s legacy in gaming stretches back decades. And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games — developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry."

The brand has so much nostalgia for generations of gamers (myself included). Rescue on Fractalus!, Ballblazer, Koronis Rift and The Eidolon are amongst my all-time favourite video games from the 8-bit era on Commodore 64. And I vividly remember playing the Labyrinth movie tie-in video game whilst listening to David Bowie and Trevor Jones' soundtrack.

What are you hoping Lucasfilm Games will mean for Star Wars, Indiana Jones and more? Let me know in the comments below.

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