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Free ‘Star Wars’ videogame to hit the Web

'Clone Wars Adventures' focuses on minigame format

Having built a solid fan base with its first collaboration, “Star Wars Galaxies,” Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and LucasArts have teamed up again for another online vidgame experience.

“Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures” is based on Lucasfilm’s hit animated television series that airs on Cartoon Network. Online game debuts at the E3 Expo June 15-17 in Los Angeles.

The free-to-play game is focused on the growing online vidgame audience and will be released this fall online.

“The core demographic of the television show is primarily younger boys ages 6 to 14, but as we did with our recent ‘Free Realms’ online game, we’re developing this experience so that it’s a great experience for any age,” said Russell Shanks, chief operating officer, Sony Online Entertainment.

Unlike “Galaxies,” which is aimed at an older demographic and requires a monthly subscription, “Adventures'” virtual-world experience revolves around minigames like speeder-bike races and star-fighter battles, online activities like droid programming puzzles, and the ability to create and customize avatars within the game world and socialize with other fans. Gamers can even have their own droid pets to take care of.

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