Star Wars: The Old Republic

Here’s the cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO video game.

Republic leaders have traveled to Alderaan to engage in promised peace talks with the Sith Empire. The most powerful Jedi have accompanied them to safeguard against an Imperial deception. The Empire’s real motive, however, was simply to lure the Republic’s strongest defenders away from Coruscant and set the stage for an audacious attack. Under the command of Lord Angral, the Sith fleet approaches the Republic’s capital planet for the first time in centuries. In advance of the fleet, the strongest Sith Warriors have flown a stolen Republic ship into Coruscant’s orbit. Their mission is critical – to destroy the planet’s defense grid mainframe hidden in the heart of the Jedi Temple.

More of this please.  Not only is this three-minute trailer better than anything that Lucas did in the prequel trilogy, but it’s also better than anything he did for the animated Clone Wars show.  It’s also why I don’t want to give up on the Star Wars universe, because there are great adventures to be told.  I just wish something like this had been the story Lucas decided to tell in Episode III.  [via Daring Fireball]

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