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All the Star Wars Sales for May the Fourth

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May the Fourth is affectionately known as Star Wars Day. It’s a celebration of the popular franchise, but also a chance for many gaming publishers and distributors to host thematic sales. If you’re missing any Star Wars games in your collection, now’s the chance to grab them. Here’s a list of all the big Star Wars sales.

PlayStation 4 has over 50 Star Wars games and DLC up to 75% off. Highlights includes Star Wars The Force Unleashed II for $4.99, Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $25.99, and a Star Wars Mega Bundle which includes a mix of Star Wars titles for PSP and PS Vita for $13.99. The PlayStation May the 4th sale ends on May 9.

Steam’s May The 4th Be With You sale is usually the most comprehensive Star Wars sale, and this year is no different. With a library of Star Wars games that stretches back to the early 90s, you can snatch up classics like TIE Fighter and Rebel Assault for $3.99 each. If you’ve been lax on your Star Wars games, check out the Star Wars Complete Collection bundle – 24 games for $60.68. The sale ends May 8.

If you prefer your PC games with no strings attached, check out GoG’s Star Wars sale. Each title is 75% off, and it includes mostly older games such as Star Wars Rebellion, Empire at War, and Knights of the Old Republic. The GoG sale ends May 11.

Xbox has the weakest Star Wars sale, and is overshadowed by a bigger Capcom sale running concurrently. You can get Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $20.00 and the deal doesn’t require an Xbox Live Gold membership. The weekly Xbox sale ends May 8.

 

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Is an Animated YouTube Series

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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new YouTube series that focuses on the iconic women of Star Wars.

Characters Rey, Jyn, Leia, Amadala, Sabine, and more take center stage in 2-3 minute mini-adventures. Actresses such as Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones and Lupita Nyong’o will reprise their roles for the animated series, which tells small stories that remain true to Disney’s Star Wars canon. The series debuts this July on Disney YouTube.

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ashoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars.”

Star Wars Forces of Destiny won’t end at YouTube. A two-part special featuring eight additional episodes will air on Disney channel this Fall.

An entire product line has also been announced, including books, figures, and role-playing items.

“From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” said Jimmy Pitaro, chairmen for Disney Consumer Products. “The result is the creation of our new Adventure Figures that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home.”

Star Wars Forces of Destiny adventure figures

The Adventure Figures are impressive 11-inch action figures with multiple points of articulation. Hasbro president John Frascotti admits that “the Star Wars fan base has broadened over the last 40 years,” referring to the very obvious untapped market of young girls who love Star Wars. Not to mention that boys love awesome female characters as well. As the father of an impressionable young girl who loves watching Star Wars Rebels, I’m ecstatic for Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

A special preview of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will be shown during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando event tomorrow, April 14. The series launches in July.