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Darth Maul returns in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Darth Maul returns in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Cartoon Network has let it be known: Darth Maul is on his way back. The Sith Lord from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace began as the apprentice to Darth Sidious. But his demonic red face, horned head, and double-bladed lightsaber have kept the character incredibly powerful: even after his apparent death in the first film, at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But what if he wasn’t dead? What if Darth Maul somehow survived? This is the premise being explored later this season on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars – and frankly, we can’t wait to find out what happens!

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters February 10th

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters February 10th

Aren’t you a little 2D for a Stormtrooper? Well worry no more, Princess, because the days of 3D Star Warsing are here! Just this week, Lucasfilm Ltd., Twentieth Century Fox, and Industrial Light & Magic announced that all six Star Wars films are returning to theaters, completely reworked for the third dimension. First up is Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, ready to hit theaters on February 10th, 2012. The added 3D depth will truly allow the lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the two Jedi to leap off the screen, with the background, of course, looking like a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Forces the Complete Saga, Prequel and Original Trilogy to Blu-ray

Star Wars Forces the Complete Saga, Prequel and Original Trilogy to Blu-ray

Before there was Clone Wars, there were Star Wars. …actually, the timeline gets a little tricky, but it is safe to say it all happened “a long time ago.” Finally, after years of waiting, fans have “Forced” George Lucas to bring the Star Wars trilogy to Blu-ray. …actually, the two trilogies! At the recent CES 2011 event, Lucas announced three separate packages – The Prequel Trilogy on Blu-ray with Episodes I-3, the Original Trilogy on Blu-ray with Episodes 4-6, and the Complete Saga on Blu-ray featuring all six films. The sequence not only introduces the highest quality video and audio, but fans will note tons of additional extras and never before seen footage packed in. Best of all, you’re able to pre-order everything (with a great discount!) as soon as you’re finished reading this post! Read on for more info, and happy you will be!

Adult Swim scores big with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

Adult Swim scores big with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

Was the force with you? Cartoon Network recently rolled out a several-part Robot Chicken special entitled Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, and fan reaction could not have been better! Filling out an hour of the Adult Swim program block, the episode focused on Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Gary the Stormtrooper each revealing secret side stories that filled the Star Wars mythos. The Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken stop-motion animated series was heavily praised for Episode I and Episode II over the past few years, and fans were not disappointed with the completion of the trilogy, as ratings were far from the Dark Side.

Savage Opress and the Secret of Darth Maul revealed in Star Wars The Clone Wars

Savage Opress and the Secret of Darth Maul revealed in Star Wars The Clone Wars

Star Wars has a very long history. I mean, beyond just the 30+ years the epic has made theatrical appearances, we’re talking about the story that takes place “a long time ago.” The prequels helped fill in the saga, telling parts 1-3 of the overall story arc. Cartoon Network’s CG series The Clone Wars has further deepened that universe, molding the evolution of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. However, one key (and incredibly popular) character shown early in the prequel films has been disappointingly absent from the later movies as well as the toon – what did ever happen with Darth Maul? Looks like Lucasfilm might finally be willing to share that story. Check out a clip of the story in action:

Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is Sonic’s Welcome home

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is Sonic's Welcome home

Set shortly after Sonic & Knuckles; Sonic the Hedgehog 4 feature’s Sonic in an epic battle with Doctor Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) and his Death Egg space station. When Sonic prevails, he does what every hyperspeed blue hedgehog in sneakers would do; he takes a break! He parties with his pals Tails and Knuckles, then sets off to explore new territories and new adventures. But the ever wily Dr. Eggman didn’t go down with the Death Egg ship — rather, he’s been planning and plotting his revenge, ever since. That’s the thing about these supervillains, they never stay down! Thankfully, whether you have a Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or the iPhone, you’ll be able to get your hands on Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, and keep Eggman at bay! Sonic 4 is ready for download on WiiWare, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and iTunes as of October 11th in the U.S., and it’s worth every bit. Take a look at IGN’s review

Sonic returns at E3 2010 with Sonic Colors

Sonic returns at E3 2010 with Sonic Colors

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a hot one thus far, especially if you’re a long time cartoon fan like us! One of the games we were looking forward to seeing was the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4, which has been remarkably silent for a game supposedly coming out soon. But SEGA didn’t leave us hanging! The iconic gaming company delivered on an all new level with Sonic Colors. Dr. Eggman has created an interstellar amusement park and enslaved the sentient Wisp creatures that reside on the planets. Sonic sets out to rescue the wisps and once again foil Dr. Eggman – and all in a universe with a color-based power up system. Old school Sonic-ing! Take a look at the teaser trailer

Sonic 4 late 2010 release date for PSN, XBLA, WiiWare, and iPhone

Sonic 4, Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Sonic the Hedgehog’s upcoming fourth game, neatly titled Sonic 4, now has an official release date. Unfortunately, it’s no longer going to hit our consoles (and our dreams) this summer as originally touted, instead falling to “late 2010.” And while that’s certainly a bummer, it’s all for the better; allowing Sega’s dev teams even more of a chance to ramp up the game’s quality, “ultimately providing fans with an unrivaled, classic Sonic feel,” or so the official press release would have you believe. Just as before, the episode game will be downloadable on Sony’s PSN, Microsoft’s XBLA, and Nintendo’s WiiWare, with Apple’s iPhone and iTouch joining in on the fun. Check out the trailer and a full press release, right here

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