LucasArts Announces Lucidity, Going Back to Their Roots


Update 2: According to Kotaku, Lucidity will actually be coming out on October 7th, not later this month as previously announced.

Update: The episode is now available for online streaming.

Earlier tonight on GameTrailers TV, LucasArts revealed their new IP and announced that they are going back to their roots.  While Star Wars is still their bread and butter, they are trying to go back to the LucasArts of old.

Lucidity 2 In the 90’s, LucasArts was regarded as one of the top videogame developers.  However, this has not been the case in recent years.  But after the recent success of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, LucasArts decided to shut down for a week and brainstorm new ideas.  What came out of this was Lucidity, a side scrolling puzzle-platformer.  You play with Sofi, an adventurous little girl with a vivid imagination.  You cannot control her, but you travel through her dreamscapes and place pieces in front of her, almost like Tetris. 

The story of Lucidity revolves around Sofi and her grandmother.  It is told through postcards and has 30 story levels and many more bonus levels.   The game, which was inspired by Braid, will be released later this month on October 7 for PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade.

TCWRH Boss LucasArts also revealed Kol Teska, a new boss in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes.  This Skakoan has a transforming suit, rotary blaster cannon, grappling hook, rocket launchers, and more.

Finally, LucasArts talked about the Hoth mission available exclusively on The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition.  In the mission, the Emperor has tasked you with hunting down and capturing Luke Skywalker.  As of this time, it is only available in the TFU:USE, but it may be released as DLC later down the line.

TFU Hoth Mission

GameTrailers also asked LucasArts some questions obtained via Twitter:

Q: Will we see Grim Fandango 2 on Steam/Direct2Drive?
A: We will definitely be seeing more games on Steam/Direct2Drive.

Q: What happened to Battlefront III?
A: We never announced that game.  It’s something we’ll definitely consider in the future.

Q: Will LucasArts develop games using the Wii Motion Plus Controller:
A: Lightsaber Duals came out before Wii Motion Plus.  It’s definitely a great platform we want to take advantage of in the future.

Q: LucasArts vision for the future?
A: More Star Wars games as well as original IP.

Source: GameTrailers TV

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