STAR WARS®: CLONE WARS ADVENTURES™ GALACTIC PASSPORT NOW AVAILABLE AT NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS
October 19, 2010

More Than Two Million Fans Have Joined the Force Online and Players Can Now Purchase Exclusive Content Including a Yoda Bobblehead and an All-New Playable Race

 

SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 19, 2010 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., have announced that the Star Wars®: Clone Wars AdventuresGalactic Passport is now available for purchase at major North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $19.99. The all-new retail package includes a 90-day premium Jedi Membership, 500 Station Cash, the exclusive Togruta playable character species, a Yoda bobblehead monitor topper, additional digital content and more.

“With the launch of Clone Wars Adventures Galactic Passport at retail we are able to offer fans a mix of real-world and virtual world content to enjoy and enhance their gameplay,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment.  “With the holiday season right around the corner, the Galactic Passport and Yoda bobblehead will make great stocking stuffers forStar Wars fans of all ages.”

Developed and published by SOE, creators of the critically acclaimed kids’ game, Free Realms, and licensed by LucasArts, in conjunction with Lucasfilm Ltd., Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed browser-played virtual world based on the characters and plot of the hit Star Wars®: The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network. Players can now experience fun minigames, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competition alongside their favorite Star Wars characters, including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Ahsoka Tano.

“Following new episodes, each week since launch Clone Wars Adventures has added a variety of wearables, items and fresh minigame content taken directly from the animated show,” said Mary Bihr, Global VP of Publishing, LucasArts. “With more than two million registered players to date, Clone Wars Adventures resonates with the series fans and adds a whole new dimension of fan immersion.”

Later this month, Clone Wars Adventures $10 Station Cash cards will also be available at major North American retailers. Each major retailer will have an exclusive virtual item set for players to collect, Anakin Skywalker, Commander Cody or Captain Argyus (four total items in each set) with the purchase of their respective Station Cash cards.  One item in the collection will be granted each time a new card is redeemed in-game. These cards will be the only way to gain access to these armor and wearable sets.

In Clone Wars Adventures, players become the next great hero of the Republic by creating their own personal avatar with thousands of customization options.  As members of the Republic, they will speed through space in a Starfighter, take out waves of battle droids in Tower Defense, and test their brains with challenging Droid programming puzzles.  Players can also purchase legendary Star Wars outfits, items and accessories through micro-transactions using Station Cash, SOE’s virtual currency.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, the ultimate virtual destination for a new generation of Star Wars fans, is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up, with content descriptors for Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

To play Clone Wars Adventures now please visit: http://www.clonewarsadventures.com/.

 


Clone Wars Adventures on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/CloneWarsAdventures

 

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online game console and wireless devices. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, PlanetSide®, and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on all entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.

 

About LucasArts

LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

 

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.  SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.  © 2010 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.

Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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