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Luke Skywalker'S Elite X-Wing Squad Takes Flight Again In LucasArts' Star Wars®Rogue Squadron ®II: Rogue Leader™ For Nintendo Gamecube


Luke Skywalker and his elite X-wing unit of the galaxy's most daring pilots return for duty in the flight action game Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader for Nintendo GameCube. As in the acclaimed Star Wars Rogue Squadron for Nintendo 64, players will once again jump into exhilarating flight combat against the worst evil the Galactic Empire has to offer. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is being developed by Factor 5 in conjunction with LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader showcases the stunning technological capabilities of Nintendo GameCube. The game includes crisp movie-like visuals that complement the intense action arcade experience with eye-popping detail such as a decaying Podracing track and Jabba the Hutt's palace.

"Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader pushes Nintendo GameCube to its limits," says Tom Byron, director of product marketing for LucasArts. "The incredible graphics, tight controls, and intense game play make Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader the closest thing to 'playing the movie' that LucasArts has ever achieved."

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader features eleven exhilarating air-to-ground and air-to-air mission scenarios over planets and in space including the perilous Death Star trench run and the legendary battle on the ice planet Hoth. The game also includes numerous bonus missions which players can unlock by completing various goals throughout the game. Players choose from numerous legendary Star Wars crafts including the legendary X-wing, A-wing, B-wing, and many others.

About LucasArts

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.

About Factor 5

Based in San Rafael, Calif., Factor 5 LLC is a leading developer of interactive entertainment software and technology for a variety of console and computer platforms.

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