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No Game For The Unlucky Wookie

Published May 7, 2010 by |

While the Star Wars series has had a number of hit-and-miss videogames since the franchise was devised, probably one of the best was 2008’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

However, during the brainstorming sessions that led to this game, creator George Lucas reportedly rejected a game idea featuring the loveable Wookie – Chewbacca – as the main protagonist.

The game, according to LucasArts’ Haden Blackman “was going to be a big open world, and you’d be running around, and you’d be able to grab the heads of AT-STs and throw them at stormtroopers. It was a very over the top-style superhero game.” The concept was supposidly inspired by Vivendi’s Hulk: Ultimate Destruction which was rated quite highly back in 2005.

The idea was shot down by George Lucas as Blackman explains, “He just looked at me and said, ‘I just spent the last half hour talking to you about the importance of characters talking to each other, and you pitch me a game idea where the main character can’t talk?”.

Sadly everyone’s favourite gentle giant from Star Wars won’t be getting his own title anytime soon, but who would you like to see finally get their own game?

In other news, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 will see the light of day in October this year.

[Via 1UP]