Star Wars®: Empire at War™ Debuts at an iGames Center Near You, February 18
Company: iGames
WHAT:

iGames, the world’s leading game center organization, announced today that it will host an exclusive one-day premiere and two-week showcase for LucasArts’ Star Wars®: Empire at War™ at over 150 member centers across North America, including Canada and Mexico.

WHEN & WHERE:

Premiere:
Saturday, February 18

Showcase:
February 20-March 5

To find an iGames center near you that’s hosting this event and to learn more about other upcoming events, visit www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at events@igames.org.

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

° The chance to play the newest Star Wars game in the open, social environment that iGames offers
° The chance to win limited-edition Star Wars: Empire at War collectibles

ABOUT STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR

Star Wars: Empire at War puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy in the hands of players, with battles focused on action-packed combat rather than tedious resource gathering. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, LucasArts' new PC real time strategy (RTS) game lets players wage war on ground and in space, as well as experience the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.

Using an entirely new game engine created by the Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph, Star Wars: Empire at War features beautifully rendered land and space battles set on memorable planets such as Yavin IV, Tatooine and Dagobah, as well as never-before-seen environments taken directly from the Star Wars films and expanded universe novels. In the game, players choose to join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, building and setting up tactical forces to unleash upon the enemy in real-time 3D. Memorable Star Wars hero characters can be brought into the action to help turn the tide of the battle as players build, manage and upgrade their space and ground-based units, vehicles, troops and base structures.

Star Wars: Empire at War carries an ESRB rating of “T” for “Teen” and a MSRP of $49.99. For more information, visit the official game website: http://www.empireatwar.com.

About iGames
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames’ mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premiers, tournaments, and leagues. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

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 Marin County, 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.

Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in Marin County, Calif.
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