imperial assault

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the latest round of expansions for their great Star Wars: Imperial Assault, which will add Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Grand Inquisitor, and Greedo to the game. Here’s the official description:

Now, you can grow your collection with three more recognizable figures, each of whom exemplifies his entire faction. The aged Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi spent years watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, and he now emerges from the shadows to join the fight for truth and justice once more. Against Obi-Wan, you’ll encounter the deadly power of The Grand Inquisitor, a dark side force user dedicated to eradicating every trace of the Jedi from the galaxy. Finally, you might take up your blaster with Greedo, a slimy bounty hunter who’s ready to employ any trick as he works for the Mercenaries of the galaxy.

You can check out the figures in the gallery below.

StarWars.com has announced that this year’s Celebration event in London will include a bunch of upcoming Star Wars games, from console shooters to mobile experiences:

StarWars.com is excited to announce that the best in Star Wars gaming is set to invade Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 in London this summer. Star Wars BattlefrontLEGO Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: CommanderStar Wars: Galaxy of HeroesStar Wars: The Old Republic, and Star Wars: Force Collection will all be joining the mega-event, marking the highest volume of gaming content in Celebration history.

It’s not clear if they will be the subject of panels or if they will be playable, but we’ll probably know soon enough.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Rey and Han Solo

The Force Awakens editor Maryann Brandon recently participated in a Q&A about her work on the film, where she revealed a handful of interesting details. She spoke about the original opening scene (the one with Luke’s severed hand) and touched on various changes to the story, like how Poe Dameron was given more wisecracks in his opening scene to soften the tone of the village massacre and how Maz Kanata originally had Force powers. She also noted that Kylo Ren was originally unmasked during his first meeting with Snoke, but they decided to hold off on the reveal and had to CGI his mask back on his head. The most amusing revelation came straight from George Lucas, who informed her early in the film’s production that Obi-Wan Kenobi was not a particularly powerful Jedi – he was completely average in every way.

Voice actor James Arnold Taylor, who is best known for voicing Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has posted a YouTube video where he answers a question that he has been seemingly asked time and time again: will he return for Star Wars Rebels? After all, he did cameo in the series pilot, even it was just a holographic message. His answer is surprisingly well considered and sober. Yes, he’d love to return, but it probably wouldn’t make much sense for Obi-Wan to return.

Speaking of men who have played Obi-Wan Kenobi, here is a delightful interview with Ewan McGregor on the subject of the Star Wars prequels, which he has nothing but kind things to say about over ten years later.

The latest episode of the Star Wars Show has arrived, featuring the band Chvrches as a special guest star.

And finally, let’s end this edition of Star Wars Bits with the latest episode of Star Wars Minute, which delves into the the history of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

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