A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars games thrived under the LucasArts label. Spanning genre and platform alike, there was no shortage of interesting and compelling video game stories told in the broader Star Wars universe. But what happened after Disney bought out Lucasfilm? This week, we explore two very different eras of Star Wars games and look ahead to what’s in store for their future!

In our side quests, we discuss Square Enix selling IPs like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex to Embracer Group, the addition of Ocarina of Time into the Video Game Hall of Fame, playing Elden Ring without a helmet, and N64 as well as Sega Genesis games on the Nintendo Switch.

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00:05:08 Star Wars Video Games: A Fraught History

00:41:34 Embracer Group purchases several Square Enix studios and IPs

Embracer Group enters into an agreement to acquire Eidos, Crystal Dynamics, and Square Enix Montréal amongst other assets (Embracer PR Release)

Execution of Share Transfer Agreement with Change to Subsidiaries (Square Enix Press Release)

Here’s why Deus Ex and Tomb Raider could thrive under Embracer (Christopher Dring)

00:55:26 Ocarina of Time headlines Video Game Hall of Fame class of 2022 (Ryan Gilliam)

00:57:40 Elden Ring

01:01:00 Playing N64 and Sega Genesis Games on the Switch

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