Thirty-one years ago, the first Star Wars movie galvanised audiences around the world, sparking a phenomenon that has spanned generations. With last week’s release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, one of the most highly anticipated videogames of the year, LucasArts proves that the Force is stronger than ever.
Available now on the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PlayStationPortable (PSP) system, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force and casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice,” unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy seen through the eyes of this mysterious new character, who is armed with unprecedented powers.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is not only LucasArts’ first internally developed title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, but also represents the first in-game collaboration of talents and technology between LucasArts and sister company Industrial Light & Magic. The end result is a game authentic to the world in which it is set, unique in its presentation and unforgettable as a Star Wars experience.
The game also breaks new ground on these consoles by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies experienced for the first time together: Digital Molecular Matter, by Pixelux Entertainment, and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd. These technologies imbue objects and enemies with the ability to react with incredible realism, bringing depth and richness to the Star Wars galaxy that is unprecedented for a video game, and showcasing the unique blend of storytelling, technology and interactive entertainment that is the hallmark of LucasArts.
On the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii systems, the game has an RRP of $99.95. The RRP for the game on PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS is $69.95, and for the PSP version $59.95.