The Ronto Roundup: New York Comic Con, Star Wars: Battle Pod and MORE!!!


Hello, there! Dork Siders, we’re happy to be back with you on this lovely Monday morning. We’ve got plenty of Star Wars updates from you today.

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to NYC for this year’s New York Comic Con. There was no shortage of Star Wars news to come out of the event and we’ve got the biggest stories for you!

On Saturday, Marvel Comics announced their latest Star Wars title, following the early adventures of a young Kanan Jarrus. Set to begin in April 2015, Kanan will feature a story written by Greg Weisman and art by Pepe Larraz.

Read more at the official Marvel site, featuring an interview with Greg Weisman!

During a special Star Wars Rebels panel, Lucasfilm premiered a brand new exclusive clip from the new animated series. The clip features the Twi’lek ace pilot Hera Syndulla flying her ship the Ghost in a daring escape from some Imperial TIE fighters!

Check out the latest Rebels clip, a NYCC exclusive, in the video below:

For a full list of highlights from this year’s NYCC, including full video from the Del Rey Star Wars panel, check out the report over at Coffee with Kenobi.

The team over at The Star Wars Underworld have complied a list of their live tweets from this weekend’s Star Wars panels at NYCC! You can read the entire report, here.

Our friend Johnamarie Macias has a post dedicated to all of the great Star Wars swag that was to be found at this year’s convention, over at Making Star Wars.

If you didn’t hear already, Bandai Namco Games, Inc. announced last week that they’d developed a brand new arcade game for Star Wars fans. Star Wars: Battle Pod will feature a U.S. launch in January 2015.

From the official Star Wars site:

"Featuring arcade-exclusive gameplay on a unique dome screen enveloping your entire area of sight, Star Wars: Battle Pod will first be available with a US launch in January 2015 and the global launch to follow. Star Wars: Battle Pod will be available in participating arcades around the country. The game includes five stages that recreate the fiercest battle scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy. Loaded with features and unique gameplay elements, players can experience the impact of the explosions and destruction that will leave them with a sense of actually piloting and taking part in action-packed scenes from the films. Enabling the player to be surrounded by gameplay images and experiences on the dome screen, players will truly take command of the vehicles that appear in the films such as X-wings, snowspeeders, speederbikes, the Millennium Falcon and TIE Advanced."

This past weekend, IGN premiered some exclusive clips from the new arcade game during New York Comic Con.

Check out some clips from Star Wars: Battle Pod, in the videos below:

More NEWS from the Dork Side:

Last week, came the unfortunate news that Star Wars Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman would not be returning to work on the series for its second season.

Justin LaSalata of Jedi News has the full report, here.

The first episode of Force Cult News went up last week! Tracy Gardner of Force Cult takes fans on a cruise through the world of Star Wars fandom, with news and more! Check it out, here.

The latest episode of the Full of Sith podcast is up, featuring news and rumors from the past week! Check out the show, here.

If you missed any of the big Star Wars news last week, you can catch up over at The Wookiee Gunner. Our friend Johnamarie Macias brings you all you need to know, in her weekly report!

There’s plenty more Star Wars news coming your way, Dork Siders! We’ll have tons of features posted over the next few days. Make sure and check back with us, right here at DSOTF!