Following from the recent Star Wars VII cast announcement, Lucas Film has revealed that it is in the process of re-working the older movies in to interactive story books for smartphones and tablets, starting off with The Phantom Menace.
The books will be titled Star Wars: Journeys, the first one will be based on The Phantom Menace and will cost $6.99 in the App Store, there will be an Android release at some point in the future. The other 5 Star Wars movies will be release sequentially between now and the next film, which is due out at the end of 2015.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSMk9vivh5w’]
Each book will be split in to three parts, the first Journeys game for instance will feature a part based on the pod racing scene, the pod racing scene will also act as a mini game. It all sounds a bit simple and a little childish, but it’s supposed to as these apps are aimed at kids aged 6-12 rather than the more mature Star Wars fan.
KitGuru Says: Not a particularly great announcement, I’d much rather we got more news on one of EA’s upcoming Star Wars games from Visceral or DICE.