The Week in Games: The EA Jedi Mind Trick

I spent this week beating Blood Dragon, which was pretty sweet. What did you play?

EA And Disney Make Sweet Star Wars Love

Remember when Disney closed LucasArts and said their new strategy was to license the next batch of Star Wars games out to developers? Well, it seems they meant one singular developer. Disney and EA announced a partnership giving EA exclusive rights to Star Wars games for the core audience. Disney will develop mobile and casual titles internally.

Scott had a few things to say about this, and I agree with the sentiment. Star Wars games used to be some of the highest quality titles on the market, but for years they’ve just been shovelware trash. EA has a chance to reestablish Star Wars as a strong gaming brand. Here’s hoping we get some good games out of it.

Hellraid Gets Trailer And It Looks Kind Of Sweet>/strong>

Techland’s Dead Island: Riptide released to lackluster reviews and Hellraid might be basically the same game with new a skin, but it looks promising despite all that. This trailer shows off combat and skeletons and boy-O-boy did it take me back to the days of Hexen and Heretic.

The game trades in Dead Island’s four characters for four classes: Warrior, Paladin, Mage, and Rogue. That combination of words just happens to get me salivating.

Next Wolfenstien Coming This Year

Bethesda announced the next game in its classic Wolfenstein franchise, and apparently it’s been in production a while–it’ll be here this year. The game is being developed by new Swedish house MachineGames. It’ll be their first endeavor, but the studio has some great names attached to it, including the minds behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay–which was awesome.

The new Wolfenstein takes place during the 60s in an alternate universe in which the Nazis won World War II. The trailer shows off how fucked up the world would be if the Nazis were in control. Giant war machines and no multiplayer!? I’m glad we won the war.

John Carpenter Wants To Make A Dead Space Movie

This is possibly the most important news of the week: John Carpenter, speaking with Game Informer, said that Dead Space lends itself to being made into a live action movie, and that he’d want to be the one to make it. I would love for this to happen…as long as it involves the Big Trouble in Little China Carpenter and not the Ghosts of Mars Carpenter.

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