A History of Cancelled Star Wars Games

You've probably heard "May the 4th be with you!" at least a couple of times already today, but it's time to chalk up yet another mention as Shacknews has doled out a history of cancelled Star Wars games that includes a couple of role-playing game mentions, including the rumored-but-never-actually-announced Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic III.

Knights of the Old Republic is still held up as one of the greatest Star Wars games of all times thanks to its combat, presentation, and brilliant storytelling. Its sequel was slightly less favorable, although it remains a solid entry in the series.

A third KotOR game was in its conceptual stage at one point, but was eventually axed for little-known reasons. BioWare developers have since voiced an interest in making Knights of the Old Republic III, and EA's ownership of the Star Wars video game license makes this a surprisingly promising possibility. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, we can always speculate about that hopefully awesome Star Wars game on which Amy Hennig is hard at work.

Furthermore, you can pick up virtually all Star Wars-themed games today - KotOR and KotOR II included - for very cheap through GOG's massive bundle sale or through Steam's Star Wars Day collection. Some oldies in those lists that I may have to pick up yet again just to have a digital copy.