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Republic and Separatist Tension Continues to Build in Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ as it Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary With Over 8 Million Registered Players

Sony Online Entertainment - 09/15/2011

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., today announced that Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ (CWA) has more than 8 million registered users in just one year! Clone Wars Adventures is a free-to-play, family-friendly online virtual world based on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

"LucasArts continues to be an excellent partner, giving our team unprecedented access so that we can continue to create a virtual world that expands beyond the storylines of the TV show in fun and creative ways," said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "This free-to-play game truly extends the 'Clone Wars' experience for fans and presents varying gameplay options to accommodate all types of players so that they can enjoy this game in a way that suits them best. We are thrilled to have more than 8 million registered players so quickly and look forward to seeing our community and games continue to grow as season four kicks off."

Season four of the television series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", kicks off on September 16 with the inhabitants of the watery world of Mon Calamari on the brink of a civil war. Both the Jedi and Separatists will assemble amphibious forces to battle for control of the resource-rich planet. Fans of the series can log into CWA to play Mission on Iceberg 3 for an exclusive storyline that sets the stage for episode one of season four.

Additionally, SOE is creating a new mini-game Aquatic Assault, a top-down 2D action game set in the Mon Calamari battle depicted in the premiere episode of season four. Players will take control of Kit Fisto and his Diver Propulsion Vehicle and attempt to defeat waves of enemies including Aqua Droids, Quarren and Karkaradon.

"Our partnership with Sony Online Entertainment has helped expand The Clone Wars franchise across multiple mediums, making the fan base stronger than ever," said Mary Bihr, VP of Global Publishing at LucasArts. "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures has reached this benchmark because of its authenticity to The Clone Wars storyline, immersive gameplay mechanics and easy online accessibility that caters to both young and old."

To celebrate this milestone, SOE will be offering a number of promotional in-game items and community events, including:

    --  5000 Galactic Credits - Log in at least once from September 12 through
        September 16 to receive a one time grant of 5000 credits
    --  "Vigilance" and "Negotiator" - Log in on September 16 to receive the
        'Vigilance', Captain Rex's chrome plated pistol and the 'Negotiator',
        Captain Rex's other chrome plated pistol

Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed browser-based virtual world where fans can live out the thrills and excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network. Players can battle alongside their favorite Star Wars characters, including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Ahsoka Tano. Players can go online to experience fun mini-games, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competitions.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up, with content descriptors for Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

To play Clone Wars Adventures now please visit: http://www.CloneWarsAdventures.com/.

Press Assets:

http://www.soepress.com/

http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1084

Follow Clone Wars Adventures on Facebook®: http://www.facebook.com/CloneWarsAdventures

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC Universe™Online, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

About LucasArts

LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. © 2011 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.

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SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment LLC

Republic and Separatist Tension Continues to Build in Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ as it Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary With Over 8 Million Registered Players Sony Online Entertainment to Celebrate Season Four of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Animated TV Series and One-Year Milestone with New Aquatic Assault Mini-Game, Promotional Items and Events

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., today announced that Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ (CWA) has more than 8 million registered users in just one year! Clone Wars Adventures is a free-to-play, family-friendly online virtual world based on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

"LucasArts continues to be an excellent partner, giving our team unprecedented access so that we can continue to create a virtual world that expands beyond the storylines of the TV show in fun and creative ways," said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "This free-to-play game truly extends the 'Clone Wars' experience for fans and presents varying gameplay options to accommodate all types of players so that they can enjoy this game in a way that suits them best. We are thrilled to have more than 8 million registered players so quickly and look forward to seeing our community and games continue to grow as season four kicks off."

Season four of the television series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", kicks off on September 16 with the inhabitants of the watery world of Mon Calamari on the brink of a civil war. Both the Jedi and Separatists will assemble amphibious forces to battle for control of the resource-rich planet. Fans of the series can log into CWA to play Mission on Iceberg 3 for an exclusive storyline that sets the stage for episode one of season four.

Additionally, SOE is creating a new mini-game Aquatic Assault, a top-down 2D action game set in the Mon Calamari battle depicted in the premiere episode of season four. Players will take control of Kit Fisto and his Diver Propulsion Vehicle and attempt to defeat waves of enemies including Aqua Droids, Quarren and Karkaradon.

"Our partnership with Sony Online Entertainment has helped expand The Clone Wars franchise across multiple mediums, making the fan base stronger than ever," said Mary Bihr, VP of Global Publishing at LucasArts. "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures has reached this benchmark because of its authenticity to The Clone Wars storyline, immersive gameplay mechanics and easy online accessibility that caters to both young and old."

To celebrate this milestone, SOE will be offering a number of promotional in-game items and community events, including:

  • 5000 Galactic Credits - Log in at least once from September 12 through September 16 to receive a one time grant of 5000 credits 
  • "Vigilance" and "Negotiator" – Log in on September 16 to receive the 'Vigilance', Captain Rex's chrome plated pistol and the 'Negotiator', Captain Rex's other chrome plated pistol

Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed browser-based virtual world where fans can live out the thrills and excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network. Players can battle alongside their favorite Star Wars characters, including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Ahsoka Tano. Players can go online to experience fun mini-games, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competitions.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up, with content descriptors for Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

To play Clone Wars Adventures now please visit: http://www.CloneWarsAdventures.com/.

Press Assets:

http://www.soepress.com/

http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1084

Follow Clone Wars Adventures on Facebook®: http://www.facebook.com/CloneWarsAdventures

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC UniverseOnline, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

About LucasArts

LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.  SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.  © 2011 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT: Taina Rodriguez of Sony Online Entertainment, +1-858-577-3033, trodriguez@soe.sony.com; Stacy Miles, +1-415-847-4400, Stacy_Miles@bhimpact.com, or Erica Ramirez, +1-310-694-3119, Erica_Ramirez@bhimpact.com, both of Bender/Helper Impact

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