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TheMoon
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(10-10-2014, 08:54 PM)
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UPDATE: NOW WITH GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE ZOMG!!! (at bottom of OP)

From: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/...games-revealed

Summary from GoNintendo: http://www.gonintendo.com/s/239272-i...ect-was-canned

Direct link to video (Nintendo Voice Chat podcast excerpt, not gameplay footage!): http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/10/10...ed-nvc-podcast

Related NVC episode thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=133778606

The trilogy would have included Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, and Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, all updated for Wii.


- originally in the works for the Xbox
- Factor 5 became interested in motion controls on Wii
- the team decided to resurrect the Xbox Star Wars Trilogy project for Wii
- the team salvaged the code and started bringing the game over
- the project was 50% done on Xbox
- all control schemes were supported, including GameCube controller and various peripherals
- you could even use the Wii wheel to control your X-Wing, using the balance board for pedals
- revamped content included speeder bike racing levels, third-person action sequences, and lightsaber battles
- lightsaber battles used 1:1 motion controls
- all-new graphics engine running at 60 frames per second
- the project was completed, but then cancelled
- cancellation is blamed on the financial crisis of 2008
- other publishers tried to help out
- unfortunately, financial hardship, legal snafus and budgetary restrictions killed the game

- Julian Eggebrecht, former president of Factor 5 loves the Wii U, but its unpredictable trajectory and licensing troubles in general make a new Star Wars Wii U game unlikely

Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

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UPDATE
FOOTAGE
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/...-footage-found

/faints
Alcoholikaust
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(10-10-2014, 08:55 PM)
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massoluk
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(10-10-2014, 08:56 PM)
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the project was completed, but then cancelled

Dude. Wut.
wanderingprostheyltite
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(10-10-2014, 08:56 PM)
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Well this is sad. Balance board integration sounds interesting, curious how that would have been implemented.
-Horizon-
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(10-10-2014, 08:57 PM)

Originally Posted by massoluk

Dude. Wut.

:0
Riki
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(10-10-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Another amazing project we will never see.
:(
Balb
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(10-10-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Why would the trilogy have to be on Wii/Wii U? Does Nintendo still own a stake in that franchise?
udivision
(10-10-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by massoluk

Dude. Wut.

Well...
I don't even know.
Timu
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(10-10-2014, 08:57 PM)
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That would had been amazing...shame to see it go, I would buy it day 0!
Sesuadra
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(10-10-2014, 08:58 PM)
WHAT.

no.
nononononono.
jon bones
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(10-10-2014, 08:58 PM)
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i wish i didn't know about this

:(
dancrane212
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(10-10-2014, 08:58 PM)
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You have no idea how sour I am right now...
Sir TapTap
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(10-10-2014, 08:58 PM)
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the project was completed, but then cancelled

what the shit it is completely insane that things like this ever happen yet this isn't even the first time I've heard of it.
Real Hero
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(10-10-2014, 08:58 PM)
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Imagine a shooting at tie fighters with the Wii U game pad like the 'don't get cocky kid' bit in the Millennium Falcon. Could be really cool.
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(10-10-2014, 08:59 PM)
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the project was completed, but then cancelled

;_____________________;
Sesuadra
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(10-10-2014, 08:59 PM)

Originally Posted by jon bones

i wish i didn't know about this

:(

i am with you. to know that..it hurts.
The Giant
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(10-10-2014, 08:59 PM)
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That sucks big time.
Morts
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(10-10-2014, 08:59 PM)
How do I kickstart this?!
spacemonkeynation
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(10-10-2014, 09:00 PM)
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I would buy a Wii U for this. Those were my favorite games on the GameCube.
Briarios
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(10-10-2014, 09:00 PM)
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Disney loves the Nintendo brand; I'm sure they could work this out for the Wii U much easier now than it was back then. It's just getting the project to the right decision maker.
Samus4145
(10-10-2014, 09:00 PM)
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IGN does video podcasts? And no footage of the actual game?
Rolodzeo
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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It was complete and they canned it!?

WHAT!?
TheMoon
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Balb

Why would the trilogy have to be on Wii/Wii U? Does Nintendo still own a stake in that franchise?

Doubtful since they were working on it for Xbox originally. It's just that this is from a Nintendo-centric podcast/interview so that's probably why it was talked about in that way.

Originally Posted by Samus4145

IGN does video podcasts? And no footage of the actual game?

They post segments as videos over the course of the week until the next episode.
zephervack
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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When they say XBOX, are they talking about the 360?
ALLseeingEYE
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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Yeah....this doesn't make any sense. A completed, great Star Wars game for the most popular console in the world was cancelled? seriously, if any game would sell good during a financial crisis, its probably legit good Star Wars games. Whoever the exec was that made this decision was not smart. the whole star wars game brand situation has just been a clusterfuck for years now.
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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- all control schemes were supported, including GameCube controller and various peripherals
- you could even use the Wii wheel to control your X-Wing, using the balance board for pedals
- revamped content included speeder bike racing levels, third-person action sequences, and lightsaber battles
- lightsaber battles used 1:1 motion controls
- all-new graphics engine running at 60 frames per second


I need a drink.
X05
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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I need this to happen on whatever console or PC, I don't care :(
Meier
(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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Everything in the OP bums me out. :|
kahboomkin
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(10-10-2014, 09:01 PM)
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This hurts. Like a lot.
lamaroo
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)

Originally Posted by zephervack



When they say XBOX, are they talking about the 360?

Nope, OG.
Alcoholikaust
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by zephervack



When they say XBOX, are they talking about the 360?

probably- 2008
edit:

Originally Posted by lamaroo

Nope, OG.

ugh!
massoluk
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by kunonabi

- all control schemes were supported, including GameCube controller and various peripherals
- you could even use the Wii wheel to control your X-Wing, using the balance board for pedals
- revamped content included speeder bike racing levels, third-person action sequences, and lightsaber battles
- lightsaber battles used 1:1 motion controls
- all-new graphics engine running at 60 frames per second


I need a drink.

Yeah, I'm grabbing a beer after work just for this occasion.
TheMoon
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by kahboomkin

This hurts. Like a lot.

Same here. I don't even care about Star Wars but I love the Rogue Squadron games. :/
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by massoluk

Dude. Wut.

A leak of this in the vein of the Starfox 2 prototype would be HUGE. If there is a god, we'll see this pop up in a torrent one day.
10k
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
Why would ign tell us this? It can only cause pain knowing the truth now. Ignorance is bliss.
Relaxed Muscle
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(10-10-2014, 09:02 PM)
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A shame, this would have been the best looking Wii game....
El Odio
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(10-10-2014, 09:03 PM)
You gotta be kidding me. Rouge Squadron was my favorite one of my favorite games on GameCube. I would bought this shit day 0.
GWX
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(10-10-2014, 09:04 PM)
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This is something I could live without knowing =(
Seiniyta
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(10-10-2014, 09:06 PM)
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That's probably the most depression news I've read in a long time. Gaming related at least.
AlphaStriker
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(10-10-2014, 09:07 PM)
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- other publishers tried to help out

Nintendo pls

I need this game!!!
Platy
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(10-10-2014, 09:08 PM)
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...how was the game completed but never announced ?
jimi_dini
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(10-10-2014, 09:08 PM)




Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking
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(10-10-2014, 09:09 PM)

Originally Posted by AlphaStriker

Nintendo pls

I need this game!!!

Nintendo saved bayonetta 2 and Devils Third. Now it's Rogue Squadron Trilogy time!
Taker666
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(10-10-2014, 09:09 PM)
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So basically a Wii game that everyone was asking for since launch...

....was made, completed and cancelled..at a time when the Wii was still damn popular.

Whhhhhyy? Whaatt? Whoooo? mooopp.
BeatResetsTheWorld
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(10-10-2014, 09:10 PM)
I'm going to blame Sony and Lair for this!
Scum
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(10-10-2014, 09:14 PM)
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:-(
Savitar
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(10-10-2014, 09:14 PM)
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Completed.....and cancelled?!

That's....that's......a crime.
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(10-10-2014, 09:16 PM)
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thesaucetastic
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(10-10-2014, 09:17 PM)
Yo this bites.

Why would you cancel it if it were already done?

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