SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., today announced that Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, the free-to-play, family-friendly, online game based on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Star Wars®: The Clone Wars™, has more than 10 million registered players.
"Clone Wars Adventures is one of our original free-to-play games and it continues to demonstrate the success of the free-to-play business model," said John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment. "Surpassing 10 million registered players so quickly is an extraordinary achievement and we have no intention of slowing down. Our goal is to continue to create an immersive environment that captures the essence of Star Wars, and we remain committed to further amplifying the Star Wars experience for all of our 10 million-plus registered players."
Since the game's launch less than two years ago, Clone Wars Adventures has steadily increased its player base; reaching eight million registered users in one year and continuing to grow. Additionally, Clone Wars Adventures has released a variety of content to maintain its connection with the animated television series, including the summer game series Mission on Iceberg Three, mini-game Aquatic Assault and combat environment Battle of Umbara.
"Clone Wars Adventures does an exceptional job of integrating the storylines from Star Wars: The Clone Wars," said Mary Bihr, VP of Global Publishing at LucasArts. "This unmistakable bond between the animated series and Clone Wars Adventures provides fans an amazing opportunity to actually be a part of the galactic conflict and is an instrumental factor in acquiring such remarkable registration numbers."
With more than 10 million registered players in the galaxy, Clone Wars Adventures has seen:
- 584 stages of game play (including challenges and multiplayer) for players to enjoy
- 96 trophies for players to earn
- The most popular mini-games in order:
- Republic Defender
- Galactic Forces
- Lightsaber™ Dueling
- The most popular character to battle in-game is the Rancor on Umbara
- Over 30 Droids™ and creatures in the game
- More than 15 titles available for players to earn
- More than 4.5 billion meters bounced by Jar Jar Binks, by all users in Stunt Gungan
- 37 Lightsabers, 36 Ranged weapons, and 18 other Wieldables in the game – the most popular is the Rotary Blaster Cannon
- Over 1,000 items added to the game since launch
To celebrate this accomplishment, SOE will be giving an in-game Gold Death Watch Armor to each of its 10 million registered users.
Additionally, just as Darth Maul made his triumphant re-entry in season four of the television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the fan-favorite Sith Lord is making his debut in Clone Wars Adventures. Beginning on March 15, the horned villain will appear in Clone Wars Adventures in three different ways, providing players with opportunities to interact with Maul, earn a new player title, and other rewards.
Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed browser-based online game where fans can live out the thrills and excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series on Cartoon Network. Players can battle alongside their favorite Star Wars characters, including Anakin Skywalker™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, Yoda™, Captain Rex and Ahsoka Tano. Players can experience fun mini-games, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competitions.
Clone Wars Adventures is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up, with content descriptors for Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.
To play Clone Wars Adventures now please visit: http://www.CloneWarsAdventures.com/.
Follow Clone Wars Adventures on Facebook®: http://www.facebook.com/CloneWarsAdventures
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC Universe™ Online, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.
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 San Francisco, 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.
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