THQ Wireless has announced an agreement with Lucasfilms Ltd. to create mobile games and other content based on the franchises Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
The first games to be released will be Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, scheduled for later this year, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, scheduled for 2008. The latter game puts players in control of Darth Vader’s apprentice in the era between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The company will follow up the two Star Wars games with a title based on the upcoming movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
“Expanding and renewing our business relationship with Lucasfilm is a real coup for THQ and casual, wireless gamers everywhere,” said Doug Clemmer, president of THQ Wireless. “Star Wars and Indiana Jones remain two of the most popular movie series of all time, with appeal that transcends both time and age demographics. Star Wars is one of our strongest THQ Wireless gaming franchises, and we look forward to building on that success, while we also create the first wireless content based on the adventures of Indiana Jones.”
More information about all three titles will be posted as it becomes available.