Free Radical Brings Star Wars: Battlefront 3 to Wii.
Here’s another rumor I dug up. Apparently Battlefront 3 is supposed to hit all the major platforms including the Nintendo Wii, thus again, excluding the PC. I hope they don’t pull another Force Unleashed and leave the PC out of the Star Wars loop. That would very disappointing, although I can see it happen, when they are developing The Old Republic MMO for the PC.
Two independent sources have confirmed to IGN Wii that Star Wars Battlefront III is set to hit current-generation consoles, Wii included. The developer named by both tipsters is Free Radical Design, best known for the TimeSplitters first-person shooter series.
In 2006, Free Radical Design announced that it had entered into an agreement with LucasArts to work on a top-secret property. If our sources are to be believed, it seems likely said property is, in fact, Star Wars Battlefront III.
When asked, officials for LucasArts declined to comment.
The best-selling Star Wars Battlefront II has appeared on five different platforms since its release. Both it and its predecessor featured robust online multiplayer modes in which gamers could choose some of their favorite Star Wars characters and wage war on each other in fast-moving duels to the death. Battlefront III would seem likely to continue the winning formula, but such a multiplayer-centric title on Wii would fall short of its community-driven potential without a proper voice-chat solution, which Nintendo has yet to announce.
LucasArts is not expected to show Battlefront III at E3 2008.