Among the treats expected to be laid bare at the three-day event are a proper trailer for The Force Awakens, and full details of the brand new Star Wars Battlefront game. Many of us will be embracing the hope that this will, finally, be the Star Wars game to throat-punch them all.
It's not that every Star Wars game is bad, but we're sorry to say that we've yet to play the definitive Star Wars experience. We had high hopes for Star Wars 1313, but that got horribly cancelled when George Lucas sold everything to Disney, and went off to make those quirky independent movies he's been threatening for decades.
Nonetheless, while we may be lacking the perfect trip to a Galaxay Far Over Yonder, there have been plenty of playable Star Wars games - some of them almost very good, probably.
Imagine if, say, they had TVs and cars and phones in the Bronze Age... and the only difference between then and now is that the policemen had slightly different hats, and Ainsley Harriott was called Oinsley Hurryup: that's basically Knights of the Old Republic, for pity's sake.
Anyway. SWGs... GO!
Nonetheless, the N64 game was sporadically great - a brilliant opening section on Hoth later gave way to some frustrating trips to lesser-known corners of the galaxy, admittedly, but for any Star Wars fan it was about as legitimate as things got back in those days. If you can ignore the shoulder pads.