If that headline has given you a dose of the ol' déjà vu that's because Amy Hennig was leading a team at EA studio Visceral a few years ago dedicated to creating a narrative-driven Star Wars
action-adventure. "A long time ago in a galaxy where EA was on the cusp of closing a bunch of studios..." Ahem.
Prior to that Amy was creative director and the lead writer on the first three Uncharted
games at Naughty Dog. A trilogy if you will. A narrative and industry veteran Amy was also a designer and writer for classic games like Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and to a lesser extent, the SNES-era oddity Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City.
With Amy forming her own studio Skydance New Media
in 2019 today comes word that there is A New Hope for her cancelled Star Wars project. You see her own Empire Strikes Back with a Return of the
"cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original story in the legendary Star Wars galaxy". And how!
“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Amy Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “Their vision for making inviting, cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”
This isn't the only project currently in the works at Skydance New Media, the studio is also working with Marvel Entertainment to create an original game featuring beloved Marvel characters.