Why play as Luke when you can play as Luuke?
When Star Wars is a topic of discussion, I think it is safe to say that I am the most vocal fan on the staff of Nintendo World Report. Since Disney owns Star Wars, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing characters from a Galaxy Far, Far Away in Disney’s flagship toys-to-life game. While I could tell you that Luke Skywalker and Yoda should be in the game, there is not much fun in that because they are stupidly obvious. Not so obvious are these five characters I pulled from the nearest Sarlacc Pit.
While he never attained the role of Jedi Master, his importance in the overall story of the Star Wars saga is greatly underestimated. With his recent reappearance on the animated series The Clone Wars, he is more relevant than ever. A blue Force Ghost figure variant could also be made, perhaps as an exclusive for Best Buy, since blue is kind of their color.
Why make R2D2 a playable character when you can have his much less cool, anxious, and easily-flummoxed counterpart character instead? C3PO is an obvious candidate for Disney Infinity, because he could be used as a means of communicating with non-basic (the term for the most widely used language in the Wars) speaking characters. He could be an unlockable character for Jabba's Palace and other cool locations. From a business standpoint it just makes sense. In a universe with characters of many backgrounds, a droid fluent in over six million forms of communication would be useful.
Originally a background character in Revenge of the Sith, Baron Papanoida is most notable for being George Lucas with blue skin. While the character later came to prominence in The Clone Wars, not voiced by Lucas, anything that will bring George Lucas into this game would be pretty wizard. If they don’t want Lucas’s appearance in the game, but do wish to give some reference to the creator, Star Tours Egroeg Sacul is also acceptable. Spell the name backwards if you don’t get it.
When you think of Han Solo, the image that comes to mind is most likely his Episode IV: A New Hope vest. But why be a young Harrison Ford when you can be an Old, Grizzled, Cranky Harrison Ford character? Like Old Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Old Han would be a jaded character with the primary weapon of nostalgia. Throw nostalgia at foes and confuse them with their own emotions while Chewie handles the bulk of the fighting. Star War has changed.
The only thing cuter than an Ewok is a baby Ewok, otherwise known as a Wokling. In Pikmin style, you play as an older Ewok (perhaps Wicket!) and throw Woklings at enemies, commanding a whole horde of them. Yub Nub!
What not-so obvious characters would you like to see in a Disney Infinity Game? Discuss, my Internet friends!