Despite my feelings towards The Phantom Menace and the creation of Jar Jar Binks I shall push myself through this article. Anyways Disney has released a new way to promote the Star Wars franchise with a new iOS interactive Storybook app with some podracing thrown in.
Obviously since this is an interactive storybook you will be reliving that black smudge on the Star Wars franchise once again but along the way you will be unlocking various hidden content regarding characters from the Star Wars universe. Ultimately this is pretty cool for any Star Wars fan because you get to learn more but anyone who is a Star Wars fan will most likely already know everything they tell you.
The folks at Disney also decided to add in a racing element to the app where you can participate in actually podraces. You will also be allowed to customize your podracer in hopes of increasing your luck out on the track. They also threw in podracing tournaments, time trials, and daily events to keep you hooked in on their money train. Honestly though the podracing was actually quite enjoyable, but don’t expect anything like the N64 podracing game.
Lastly this is only the first release of what will be a episodic series of apps set in the Star Wars universe with Star Wars Journeys: Attack of the Clones being the next episode set to release very soon. You can pick up Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace for $6.99 in the App Store right now.