knights of the old republic

In 2003, back when the prequels were making it really hard to be a Star Wars fan, Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a flicker of light in the darkness. It’s not just the best Star Wars video game I’ve ever played – it’s one of the best and most memorable video games I’ve played period, a beautifully constructed RPG that gives the player a great deal of agency in shaping the story. Bioware would refine the game’s mechanics with the Mass Effect series, but I’ll never forget playing through Knights of the Old Republic…mainly because I beat it three or four times.

Like so much of the previously established Star Wars timeline, the events of Knights of the Old Republic were made “Legends” when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and everyone decided to wipe the slate clean and rebuild the series canon from scratch. However, last night’s episode of Star Wars Rebels referenced a key event from the game, suggesting that this Legend may very well return to the realm of fact.

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Star Wars The Old Republic TV Series

Just yesterday, we called your attention to a Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer for the new expansion pack Knights of the Eternal Throne. It’s an awesome cinematic trailer that shows the potential for Star Wars movies that can exist without having direct ties to any of the characters, events and locations that we’re more familiar with from the primary Star Wars saga films. It turns out some other fans agree, but they want to see these stories play out in a different medium.

A new petition from Change.org (where all the most important issues are championed) has a group of Star Wars fans asking that Disney and Lucasfilm turn Star Wars: The Old Republic into a TV series on Netflix. Find out more below. Read More »

Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, for Third Eye Comics.

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit.
  • Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release?
  • See two more variant cover images for the Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series which will help fill in the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
  • One of the Force Friday releases is teased in a magazine ad: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly.
  • See Boba Fett on the cover of the X-Box Official Magazine to promote Star Wars Battlefront.
  • And find out if the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are still standing in Abu Dubai.

All that and more.

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PJ McQuade Star Wars Christmas

This edition of Star Wars Bits is all over the map. Below read about the following:

  • Star Wars joins Tumblr
  • …and reveals some new Star Wars Rebels concept art.
  • Disney announces the 2014 dates for Star Wars Weekends.
  • Mythbusters is doing a Star Wars themed episode, watch a trailer.
  • Dave Filoni talks about Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Get two popular Star Wars mobile games at a discount.

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Angry Birds Star Wars

Get ready to revisit the prequels, Angry Birds-style. Also after the jump:

  • Knights of the Old Republic gets a birthday sale
  • Star Wars will take over Disney’s Club Penguin
  • The Star Tours rides are getting an update in 2015
  • George Lucas says Star Trek made Star Wars possible
  • President Obama gives George Lucas a hug and an award
  • Does anyone in Star Wars actually know how to read?
  • Billy Dee Williams leads a Star Wars cantina singalong

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UPDATE: Drew Karpyshyn has responded to this rumor. Read his response below.

And you thought we were going to get through a week without a juicy Star Wars rumor? Think again. Ain’t It Cool News is reporting one of the many (many) ideas currently floating around Lucasfilm (such as the Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda movies) is a movie version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Yes, the popular role playing video game set 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire. The primary writer on the series, Drew Karpyshyn, transitioned into screenwriting last year and is reporting his first script is nearly done. Is it Knights of the Old Republic?

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