Sideshow Collectibles has a new Darth Maul figure modeled after his appearance in the Battle of Naboo where he faces off against Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The figure is available for pre-order right now. Sadly it doesn’t look like he comes apart at the torso.

Above you can watch nearly 20 minutes of footage from the canceled video game Star Wars: First Assault. The LucasArts game would have been a downloadable game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013, meant to pave the way for the launch of what would have been Star Wars Battlefront 3 (a game that’s much different from the Star Wars Battlefront we’re getting this month). It’s a first-person shooter following a battle between rebels and Stormtroopers, and it’s basically a Call of Duty Star Wars game. After looking at the footage, it’s probably for the best that this didn’t make it to consoles. [EuroGamer]

Take a quick tour of the sprawling Star Wars landscapes that you’ll get to fight on when Star Wars Battlefront hits shelves later this month. From Tatooine to Endor and more, these are some gorgeous renderings of Star Wars planets.


Sadly, it looks like we’ll never get to see The Force Unleashed 3, another sequel in the Star Wars video game franchise. However, now we can imagine what it would have been like to play as LucastArts Creative Director Haden Blackman recently sat down with Cinelinx and gave some tidbits about what his plans for the game would have entailed:

“My long-term plan was to turn the franchise into more of an open world experience, and eventually introduce co-op play — I wanted to make games about two Force wielders adventuring through the Star Wars universe together. I tried to keep that alive for an early treatment of TFU3.”

But what about Darth Vader and Starkiller? Blackman says:

“I think the details are best lost to time now, but my hope was that we’d have Vader and Starkiller reluctantly working together to stop one of the Emperor’s plots that threatens to replace Vader.”

It’s a shame we’ll never get to play that game.

If you’ve got a smart phone, you might want to download a Star Wars variant of Bad Robot’s Action Movie FX app that will allow you to insert certain video effects featuring Star Wars characters and vehicles into videos shot on your phone. BB-8 is prominently featured as well as AT-AT Walkers, TIE Fighter wreckage, the Millennium Falcon and more. Check it out!

That’s all for this edition of Star Wars Bits. Stay tuned for more soon.

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