LUCASARTS’ ACCLAIMED ROGUE SQUADRON SERIES
RETURNS IN STAR WARS? ROGUE SQUADRON III: REBEL STRIKE
FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE
Developed by Factor 5, Exhilarating Latest Chapter in Rogue Squadron
Action Arcade Series Adds Dynamic Multiplayer Gameplay, Character-Based
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – May 14, 2003 – One of interactive
entertainment’s most critically and commercially successful action
arcade series returns this fall in Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel
Strike from LucasArts. Available for Nintendo GameCube?, this thrilling
third chapter once again features the intense flight battles of Luke
Skywalker and his elite unit of X-wing starfighter pilots and adds highly
desired multiplayer capability and character-based and ground combat
to the series for the first time.
Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike is the follow up to Star
Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader?, the best selling third-party
title for GameCube upon initial release in 2001.
Designed and developed by Factor 5 in conjunction with LucasArts, Star
Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike features stunning, movie-like
visuals, immersing players into an intense action-arcade experience.
Players are drawn into the classic Star Wars Trilogy through more than
13 action-packed missions that encompass branching paths in flight combat,
and ground-based character or vehicle conflict. For example, players
can fly a combat mission over the dense forest landscape of Yavin 4
before landing to engage Imperial Stormtroopers in ground battle. Upon
defeating the enemy, players then return to an X-wing and take flight
against TIE fighters in adrenaline-inducing dogfights.
“With Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, LucasArts
expands the award winning flight action franchise with multiplayer support
and character-based combat, offering the widest variety of gameplay
yet,” says Marcella Churchill, senior marketing manager at LucasArts.
“This latest game in the popular Star Wars Rogue Squadron series
is highlighted by stunning, cinematic-like visuals, tight controls,
and dramatically engaging storylines that immerse players into the most
memorable characters, vehicles, and battles of the epic Star Wars saga.”
Aerial and land-based conflicts in Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel
Strike take place in a variety of craft such as the legendary X-wing,
Millennium Falcon, Snowspeeder, Imperial speeder bike, and AT-ST. Players
also can carry out covert ground or air-based operations as Luke Skywalker,
Wedge Antilles or Han Solo. Battle skills will be tested within extraordinarily
detailed environments, such as the vast forests of Endor; Hoth’s
foreboding, frozen world; Bespin’s gaseous Cloud City; and dangerous
space meteor fields.
Multiplayer modes encompass co-op endurance, capture-the-base, challenging
dogfights and more. In addition, the entire Star Wars Rogue Squadron
II: Rogue Leader game is available for play in cooperative multiplayer
mode. The game also features a comprehensive reward system allowing
players to unlock numerous bonus features including extra missions,
vehicles, and locations.