LucasArts' Star Wars® Rogue Squadron® II: Rogue Leader Blasts Away Competition In First Week Of Sales
STAR WARS FLIGHT ACTION GAME DEBUTS AS TOP THIRD-PARTY TITLE, SECOND OVERALL FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- December 5, 2001 -- Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, blasted apart the GameCube sales charts in its first week of availability, debuting as the top third-party title and second overall for Nintendo's new game console system, according to NPD/TRST.
"We're very happy with the strong initial sales performance of Star Wars Rogue Leader in North America," says Mary Bihr, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for LucasArts. "In fact, LucasArts has never sold as many units of a title in so short a period of time. Early indications point to demand for Star Wars Rogue Leader remaining high throughout the holidays and well into the new year."
"Star Wars Rogue Leader flew off shelves immediately and has been Electronics Boutique's best selling title for Nintendo GameCube," says Pete Roithmayr, vice president of merchandising/video games at Electronics Boutique. "The game is so popular it even showed significant sell-through one week before the system was available."
Star Wars Rogue Leader, developed in conjunction with Factor 5, features stunning, movie-like visuals, and immerses players in an intense action-arcade experience. The game's aerial conflict takes place in a variety of craft such as the legendary X-wing, A-wing, and B-wing, amidst extraordinary 3D settings including the perilous Death Star trench run, a daring space attack on a Star Destroyer, and the legendary ice planet of Hoth. Star Wars Rogue Leader is the sequel to the hit Nintendo 64 game from LucasArts, Star Wars Rogue Squadron.
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.