Lego Star Wars 3DS gives console-style play for launch. First trailer

27 March 2011
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Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars for Nintendo 3DS gives the launch an extremely solid action adventure platforming game that is sure to please any audience.

Thankfully, unlike previous handheld entries, the graphics in Lego Star Wars 3DS look nearly identical to that of the console versions of the game. And since it is on 3DS, stereoscopic 3D plays a big part in the game. Boulders will fall in particular perspectives to really enhance the glasses-free stereoscopic 3D effect, for example.

So what is new to the 3DS version in particular? The 3DS version includes exclusive mini-games for players to play as they progress through the adventure, but most importantly of all, the game supports StreetPass, which means that you will be able to trade specific items or characters when you pass people who also have the game. Although what this entails exactly isn’t known yet at this point.

And in a very cool move, the game supports Play Coins functionality, which allows you to earn coins while walking with your 3DS, and then purchase stuff in the game using those coins. What you can unlock exactly is to-be-determined, we’ll have to wait and see.

Here is a trailer for the 3DS version of Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars.

“The beloved and critically acclaimed LEGO® Star Wars franchise is back and coming to homes around the world in 2011. The third sequel, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars with all-new gameplay features.

Play in 3D levels spanning the entire Clone Wars era, including seasons 1 and 2 of the hit animated TV series! All new abilities like using your lightsaber to climb walls, Jedi Force leaps and all new clone weapons! The beloved and critically acclaimed LEGO Star Wars franchise is back and coming to homes around the world in 2011. The third sequel, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, combines the epic stories and iconic characters from the Star Wars universe and hit animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars with all-new gameplay features.

Players will enjoy brand new game mechanics allowing them to create, control, and explore in a galaxy far, far away like never before. Promising breathtaking visuals as well as new characters and levels, the game also features the signature tongue-in-cheek humor from the LEGO universe. With more than 10 story-based missions and lots of bonus content spanning the entire Clone Wars era, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will allow fans to endlessly explore and laugh their way through the Star Wars galaxy in the most humorous, accessible, and action-packed LEGO game to date.”

Here is direct gameplay footage of the game.

Key features of Lego Star Wars 3DS include:

  • For the first time, players will experience their favorite stories from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, retold in the amazing LEGO world that fans know and love.
  • Play wacky mini-games that turn the Star Wars universe on its head like Snowball Fights and Droid Volleyball.
  • All new Lightsaber to climb walls, Jedi Force leaps and all new clone weapons.
  • Fight in fully three dimensional space battles.
  • Unique 3DS content including Street Pass wireless functionality and Play Coins to unlock new characters and get purchase bonus content.
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