The Force is Unleashed!


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Star Wars has been a major phenomena in the American culture and across the world. From the movies to the games everyone loved Star Wars at one point. Lucas Arts’ newest game is called Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. In this game you will see a whole new side of the Star Wars games. Usually you will play as the Republic or the Rebels in games but in the one you will play as the Empire.

The character you play as is Darth Vader’s secret apprentice. Your mission is to travel around the galaxy and kill off the remaining Jedi. The game is set in between the Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It explores the aftermath of  Order 66 and the evolution of Darth Vader. I have also learned that you will be aided by a sidekick named PROXY who is a prototype holodroid with amazing abilities and a beautiful Imperial pilot named Juno Eclipse. You will battle powerful force wielders including a Zabrak warrior named Maris Blood and General Rahm Kota. Some of the planets that you will visit are Kashyyyk, Felucia, and Racus Prime.

As you move through the story line you can upgrade 4 core force powers. They are Force Push, Grip, Repulse, and Lightning. You can also combine all of your force powers  to create ultra-destructive combos never scene before. Some examples of this are instead of just Force pushing enemies into walls you will Force push them through walls; and instead of Force griping your enemy and throwing them aside you can force grip them in mid air, zap them with lightning, and then throw them to the ground only to explode like a bomb! Now I don’t know about you but that just sounds sweet!

This game will be out for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, and Wii.  In the Wii you will have a 2 player duel mode with 5 maps that is not included in Xbox, or PlayStation. The game will be coming out on September 16, 2008 in North America. You can learn more about the game and watch the trailer at this link.

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