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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed trailer

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed trailer

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be available on all consoles in Spring 2008. No PC version is yet announced.

LucasArts has been a bit controversial over the last few years, with many gamers considering that they are solely responsible for allowing the adventure game genre to die after the utterly fantastic Grim Fandango and focusing far too much on creating quick and nasty Star Wars games.

Still, the new Star Wars game looks like a nice change of pace from Star Wars: Yoda Stories.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be hitting all consoles and handhelds, including the PlayStation 2 this time next year and tells the story of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who must search out and kill all the remaining Jedi. No PC or Wii version is yet announced, but if it doesn't see a PC port at some point then we'll...well, we'll cry. Lots.

Reassuringly, some retailers still recently listed the game as being playable on XP.

Set between Revenge of The Sith and A New Hope the game will star characters both new and old and is being written by Chris Armstrong. Players will get a chance to use a range of weapons and lightsabers, including new force powers of devastating potential - as proved by the opening sequence in the trailer where the player character uses Force Pull to crash a Star Destroyer into a planet.

As you do.

The game will also function as a showcase for Pixelux's Digital Molecular Matter engine which has been developed by a number of designers especially for the game and which allows complex telekinesis force powers to interact with an incredibly detailed environment. The game itself will run on the Euphoria Engine.

In usual LucasArts style though, the game won't be a stand-alone product. Instead, it will get a tie-in novel, comic book, toy line, reference book and pen and paper RPG game.

All we need now is a Wii lightsaber game and a Star Wars PC!

Check out the trailer below and be sure to drop us your comments and impressions at the bottom of this page.

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Mister_X 13th July 2007, 11:26 Quote
My word it does look rather nice. About time we had a new SW game
The_Pope 13th July 2007, 11:31 Quote
Check out the wood damage demo! YouTube link. Holy crap that looks awesome!
firefly 13th July 2007, 11:34 Quote
Please, please, please let this Star Wars game be good! *prays*
The_Pope 13th July 2007, 11:49 Quote
oh yeah, and who on earth is still going to be playing (or WANT to be playing) PS2 this time NEXT year??
Tibby 13th July 2007, 11:51 Quote
That looks fricking amazing!
Krikkit 13th July 2007, 11:52 Quote
Looks good, but the biggest problem is that they need to get a proper Darth Vader voice going - I'm sick of all these cheap rip-off ones.
Hiren 13th July 2007, 11:56 Quote
Looks really nice, I really hope it's more action based. Playing as Sith would also make a nice change.
will. 13th July 2007, 12:19 Quote
This is the sort of game I might buy a 360 for. I can't see a pc (with a mouse and keyboard at least) being much fun.
DarkLord7854 13th July 2007, 12:25 Quote
Ah can't wait. The materials they use and how they react to damage is awesome
DougEdey 13th July 2007, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
Check out the wood damage demo! YouTube link. Holy crap that looks awesome!

I've seen stuff better then that coming from final year and masters students at our Uni. I reckon they're holding back or they have some major bugs (except for the obvious one where the wood turns 90 degrees and falls through the holder).
DarkLord7854 13th July 2007, 12:37 Quote
What I don't like about it is that in other trailers, they made stormtroopers beg for their lives and then sadistically and horribly killed. Call me squeamish but for a Star Wars game... Knowing kids will play it, is kinda pushing it a bit far...
Jamie 13th July 2007, 12:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
Check out the wood damage demo! YouTube link. Holy crap that looks awesome!

I've seen stuff better then that coming from final year and masters students at our Uni. I reckon they're holding back or they have some major bugs (except for the obvious one where the wood turns 90 degrees and falls through the holder).

It's easy to make stuff better than that but integrating something more complex into their game engine might be more work than they are willing to do. Remember that at the end of the day they need to make profit on the game so spending too much time getting some wood to break correctly is a waste of time/money.
DougEdey 13th July 2007, 12:48 Quote
I would be interested to see the FPS of that demo.
kempez 13th July 2007, 13:04 Quote
looks pretty awesome to me from the demo :D
DXR_13KE 13th July 2007, 13:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
What I don't like about it is that in other trailers, they made stormtroopers beg for their lives and then sadistically and horribly killed. Call me squeamish but for a Star Wars game... Knowing kids will play it, is kinda pushing it a bit far...

:| i think that is awesome and realistic.... you are a sith anyway..... and kids..... they are less enthusiastic about starwars than adults these days (at least here)... they are more into watching big brother clones and porn, having unprotected sex and kicking the crap out of each other in the most sadistic way possible....
Hugo 13th July 2007, 14:10 Quote
I...Want...This...Game....Now
oddball walking 13th July 2007, 16:03 Quote
[starwarsgeek] Why dose Vader have a apprentice who is not heard of again at all in any Film or book? also he seems more powerful than yoda and Vader combined. its just not right :([/starwarsgeek]

Looks like a good game though.
DXR_13KE 13th July 2007, 16:18 Quote
wait..... no pc version?..... DO NOT WANT!!!!!!!!
riggs 13th July 2007, 16:37 Quote
God damnit! Not another freakin' Star Wars game...

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2027/cashcowbz7.jpg
Steven Tarise 13th July 2007, 16:39 Quote
But, I thought one of the major points of the Sith is that there are only ever an apprentice and a master. How are there now 3? and how is he so powerful, yet never mentioned or noticed? Much as I love Jedi, theres every chance I'll be giving this one a miss.
FeRaL 13th July 2007, 20:20 Quote
Since when did the Sith/Empire start killing their own Stormtroopers... I agree with the whole comment by Steven Taise as well.
DXR_13KE 13th July 2007, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by FeRaL
Since when did the Sith/Empire start killing their own Stormtroopers...

maybe the apprentice rebels......
Goty 13th July 2007, 23:29 Quote
If they can make the gameplay and the saber combat HALF as good as that in Jedi Knight II, I'm already sold.
Aankhen 14th July 2007, 06:06 Quote
Fortunately, I don't care whether it fits in with the Star Wars backstory at all, so I can just enjoy the game when it comes out. :D Or at least I would, if LucasArts had bothered to put it on PC as well.

No good dirty rotten console exclusivesÂ… >:(
Emon 14th July 2007, 07:01 Quote
Euphoria is the name of the AI (and possibly related) systems, not the name of the game engine itself.
completemadness 15th July 2007, 04:00 Quote
wow that looks pretty damn good, but i wonder if its been buffed a bit for the video
AngelOfRage 16th July 2007, 04:29 Quote
Looking pretty good. Throwing things round and slamming people into things is always going to be fun, if they can combine that with some fluid lightsabre controls, it could be really interesting.
As for the story, i don't mind that this guy wasn't mentioned in the books/films, if its a good story and done well, then who cares?

Saw a cool concept picture on the production video, with Tonfa-style Light Sabres, very smart indeed.

This could the game to spur me into buying a next gen (unless it comes out on PC ofc)
devdevil85 16th July 2007, 19:38 Quote
Honestly, this is EXACTLY what I want in a SW game. Realistic Lightsaber battles where you ACTUALLY take off limbs or maybe a head or two...hmmmm who would've thought of that? I mean of course the Stormtroopers are gonna beg for their lives, I mean c'mon wouldn't you if you were dangling 100's of feet in the air and have no control of your body... I mean c'mon guys...grow up and accept some adult-themed games once in-a-while.....I don't want to sound harsh, but there needs to be violence atleast once in my lifetime in a SW game and this one should be up to par AND with a decent storyline/graphics, and it's not like there aren't any worse games out: GTAIV & Manhunt just to name a few
MightyMouse 17th July 2007, 08:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by FeRaL
Since when did the Sith/Empire start killing their own Stormtroopers... I agree with the whole comment by Steven Taise as well.

Well it says the game is set between episode 3 and 4. Which means that the "storm troopers" are actually not under Sith control. they are the clone army that fought for Yoda and the gang at the end of episode 3.
DarkLord7854 17th July 2007, 09:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by MightyMouse
Well it says the game is set between episode 3 and 4. Which means that the "storm troopers" are actually not under Sith control. they are the clone army that fought for Yoda and the gang at the end of episode 3.

By the time Anakin becomes Darth Vader the clone troopers are already under Palpatine's control, therefore it doesn't make sense >.>
MRMOBEUS. 17th July 2007, 10:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
By the time Anakin becomes Darth Vader the clone troopers are already under Palpatine's control, therefore it doesn't make sense >.>
i heartily agree! once anakin turns, palpatine executes "order 66" and the clones are then under sith control!
looks like an awesome game but i'm still a bit puzzled at the whole storyline/plot

so ive been researching and have tried to pry as much info as i can just from the vidz.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCBhR8j92ms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGuPWlfowWE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbG-1aaH_bs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCt78HRw7s0


hope this kinda helps! if i find out more i will post it!
Still doesn't make sence that a secret apprentice has never been mentioned before now?!
xion 18th July 2007, 17:00 Quote
storyline continuity has never been top priority for media crossover games (goovies <-> mames) and tbh, really couldn't care less, some concepts just don't translate too well, and if tried normally ends up sticking so close to the back story that linear on-rails game play results. The engine or at least the tech demo's look to have legs and could run for a couple of years worth of titles, not just SW, though I'd love there to be a decent SW game, and this looks like it may fir the bill... I'll reserve judgement 'till PC (could be waiting a while!)
fivecheebs 19th July 2007, 10:12 Quote
About the whole "why is he killing stormtroopers" thing, here is how a mate explained it...

He's Darth's "secret" apprentice. The LucasArts guy said that since the Empire declared all jedi to be enemies, the Stomrtroopers don't know that the apprentice is on their side, but only that he qualifies as a "jedi" and is to be killed on sight. According to an interview (it's on IGN I think) no one, except Vader of course, knows who the guy is anyway.
FeRaL 18th September 2007, 23:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by fivecheebs
About the whole "why is he killing stormtroopers" thing, here is how a mate explained it...

He's Darth's "secret" apprentice. The LucasArts guy said that since the Empire declared all jedi to be enemies, the Stomrtroopers don't know that the apprentice is on their side, but only that he qualifies as a "jedi" and is to be killed on sight. According to an interview (it's on IGN I think) no one, except Vader of course, knows who the guy is anyway.

Thanks fivecheebs, makes more sense now.
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