With 2021 now upon, StarWars.com has announced that now is the perfect time for Lucasfilm’s video game arm to undergo a rebrand and become once more known as Lucasfilm Games.
Said official announcement reads:
“Lucasfilm’s legacy in gaming stretches back decades. And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games – developing in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry.
StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future.
To mark this new era, Lucasfilm Games has launched social channels on Twitter (@LucasfilmGames) and Facebook (@LucasfilmGames), which will delivered breaking news and more directly to fans."
This news was accompanied by a fantastic sizzle real showcasing some of Lucasfilm’s finest Star Wars gaming offerings.
Having originally gone by the Lucasfilm Games name when George Lucas first launched his video game banner in 1982, the company formally became known as LucasArts in 1990 – which is what it has remained up until this latest change.
Originally putting out classics like Maniac Mansion, the Monkey Island franchise and several Indiana Jones games, it wasn’t until the 1990s that Lucasfilm regained the licensing rights to develop Star Wars offerings.
Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Rebel Assault, and the ‘Super’ trilogy of SNES Star Wars games are all early Star Wars highlights for LucasArts, with several other fan favourite releases following over the subsequent decades.
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