StarWars.com has just sent out word that Darth Vader and his stormtroopers will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to make "a most impressive announcement." Vader will be at the Panasonic Booth (#9408) at 11:30am PT (2:30pm ET) on Thursday, January 6th.
CES is a whirlwind of technology announcements, many of them related to the latest in home entertainment technology. Could the Dark Lord be delivering details about the much-anticipated Star Wars saga Blu-Ray release? Check back on Thursday for more information.
UPDATE: Tracy over at Club Jade has another theory about Thursday's announcement, saying that the Panasonic connection may signal to the availability of The Old Republic on the company's portable gaming system.
UPDATE #2:Engadget has a graphic from an email sent to the press. Looks like this will be about the Star Wars Blu-Ray set.
[M]ultiple early leaks we're receiving from retail sources today would seem to indicate that Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox will be releasing all 6 Star Wars films on Blu-ray in October (street dates of 10/18 or 10/25 are being reported), as a Star Wars: The Complete Saga - 35th Anniversary Collection (2012 being the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of the original film). We're told by studio sources that we WILL get an official Blu-ray announcement from Fox and Lucasfilm [today]...
They also provided a larger version of the press graphic seen above.
Look for the details today on TFN as soon as we hear them!