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Star Wars: Force Unleashed Dated

pjc
04-03-2008, 11:18 AM
Sept. 16th

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/16122/Star-Wars-The-Force-Unleashed-Dated/


The Force Will Be Unleashed on September 16

LucasArts Announces Release Date for Breakthrough New Star Wars® Game, and Teams with Spike TV to Unveil New Details

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 3, 2008 – LucasArts today announced that its highly anticipated videogame Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™ will be released on September 16, 2008 in the United States, September 17 in Southeast Asia and Australia, and September 19 in Europe.

An entirely new chapter in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game’s expansive story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist Vader in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

“Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is one of the most ambitious projects LucasArts has ever launched. The combination of a great new Star Wars story with revolutionary new technology and game play means more fun than you’ve ever had in the Star Wars universe,” said Peter Hirschmann, Vice-President of Product Development, LucasArts. “We can’t wait until gamers get their hands on it this September.”

LucasArts and Spike TV are teaming up together to unveil new details about and exclusive footage from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed in celebration of Spike TV’s airing of all six Star Wars Saga movies. Airing Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6; and Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, Spike TV’s two-weekend event includes the broadcast premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and the basic cable premieres of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Spike TV’s Star Wars presentation marks the first time that all six movies will be presented together on a basic cable network.

Reflecting its status as an exciting new part of the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be featured throughout Spike TV’s weekend events. Viewers will see special Star Wars: The Force Unleashed segments, each with an exclusive announcement or new game play footage, at the following times on Spike TV:

April 6 at 7:58 p.m. ET/PT – between the premiere of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
April 11 at 10:52 p.m. ET/PT – At the end of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
April 12 at 12:00 a.m. ET/PT – throughout an episode of GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley filmed at LucasArts’ headquarters in San Francisco
April 12 at 5:06 p.m. ET/PT – before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
April 13 at 5:06 p.m. ET/PT – before Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back


“With the airing of all six Star Wars movies and a first-hand look at Star Wars: The Force Unleashed we’re confident that April will be a memorable month for Star Wars fans,” said Robert Friedman, Senior Vice-President of Programming, Spike TV. “Our dedication to entertainment and video games makes our relationship with LucasArts an exciting opportunity to take part first-hand in Star Wars history as well as give our viewers an insider’s look at the future of the franchise.”

II SAL II
04-03-2008, 12:13 PM
bad timing, Socom releasing the same time will hurt sales.

awol
04-03-2008, 12:28 PM
bad timing, Socom releasing the same time will hurt sales.

I disagree. This has been a very anticipated title. People I work with that don't follow the "norm" of gaming (shooters/rpgs) have really been talking this one up. Guess they could just be SW nerds though. :what:

LarryLove
04-03-2008, 12:31 PM
I disagree. This has been a very anticipated title. People I work with that don't follow the "norm" of gaming (shooters/rpgs) have really been talking this one up. Guess they could just be SW nerds though. :what:

Well theres plenty of them to be effective huh?

Type A
04-03-2008, 12:41 PM
Ill be all over this one, day and date.

awol
04-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Well theres plenty of them to be effective huh?

Seriously! Have you been to a Comicon lately?? Oy! :eek: Personally, I've never even been to one, but have seen numbers of people in attendance. It's unreal! And these are just the "hardcore" fans. My cousin still has every toy made during his childhood (the original ones). He's a HUGE fan, but wouldn't go to a Comicon.

Jimmy Smith
04-14-2008, 01:12 PM
Hope this game doesn't disipoint. It sure looks cool as hell

jwebb1970
04-15-2008, 04:51 PM
One of the titles I really look forward to for Wii.

I mean....who saw the Wiimote in action for the 1st time and NOT think "lightsaber"?

kamspy
04-15-2008, 05:58 PM
One of the titles I really look forward to for Wii.

I mean....who saw the Wiimote in action for the 1st time and NOT think "lightsaber"?

I did, then I played Zelda and realized that the I could waggle the remote anyway I wanted and still get the same sword attack. At best it could differentiate a horizontal movement from a vertical movement, but don't expect to be engaging in realistic sword fights. Hopefully the refine it on Wii2.

My hopes were sky high too, but the waggle only really replaces a button press.

jwebb1970
04-16-2008, 02:15 PM
I did, then I played Zelda and realized that the I could waggle the remote anyway I wanted and still get the same sword attack. At best it could differentiate a horizontal movement from a vertical movement, but don't expect to be engaging in realistic sword fights. Hopefully the refine it on Wii2.

My hopes were sky high too, but the waggle only really replaces a button press.


I could see it as a control scheme similar to NO MORE HEROES. Most swordplay on that involves just the A button and other button combos for blocks, etc, but "finishing moves" on an antagonist do involve swinging the Wiimote in specific directions to slice your beaten foes in half/decapitate (spilling buckets of anime-ish blood & showers of coins as you rack up profits for each kill). One also swings the Wiimote in either a clockwise or counterclockwise motion for "push blocks".

And of course the "recharge" move when your katana-saber runs out of juice--which is represented onscreen by your character shaking the handle in...lets just say...a rather "masturbatory" motion.

Had read somewhere that the Wii edition might include full motion control aspects for some lightsaber stuff.

We shall see. At least LucasArts is sitting on this until Sept. Hopefully this means they take the time to generate full-fledged, kick ass game results as opposed to a rush-to-market suckfest.

Jimmy Smith
04-16-2008, 07:24 PM
One of the titles I really look forward to for Wii.

I mean....who saw the Wiimote in action for the 1st time and NOT think "lightsaber"?

For the Wii. For the Wii.:lol: :mad: :banghead: :gamer :haha:

I will be laughing when I am playing the game in high definition

kamspy
04-16-2008, 07:26 PM
For the Wii. For the Wii.:lol: :mad: :banghead: :gamer :haha:

I will be laughing when I am playing the game in high definition

Give it a break Jimmy. The Wii isn't the greatest, but you can contribute better than that. I've read some decent post out of ya.

Jimmy Smith
04-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Give it a break Jimmy. The Wii isn't the greatest, but you can contribute better than that. I've read some decent post out of ya.

I just can't imagine someone choosing the Wii version over the far far better looking Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions. Its like choosing VHS over Blu-Ray

kamspy
04-16-2008, 08:15 PM
I just can't imagine someone choosing the Wii version over the far far better looking Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions. Its like choosing VHS over Blu-Ray

It's going to be a whole different game on the Wii. It's not a direct port.

Besides, those little white boxes are starving for discs that don't star plumbers.

I'll be getting the PS3 version, I sold my Wii. If I hadn't I still would get the PS3 version, but the Wii version would likely make for a really fun rental as long as LucasArts gets it right.

Jimmy Smith
04-16-2008, 08:54 PM
Whatever version the game looks amazing. We will be getting a new Star Wars movie, a new high quality game, and a TV series all in a matter of months. The force never dies does it.

kamspy
04-16-2008, 09:01 PM
Whatever version the game looks amazing. We will be getting a new Star Wars movie, a new high quality game, and a TV series all in a matter of months. The force never dies does it.

Can't argue with that.

Have you seen D. Vader in Soul Calibur 4??? That's going to be a must own. I've loved that series since dreamcast.

Type A
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
I sold my Wii.

You recently sold your 360 also...what gives?

kamspy
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
You recently sold your 360 also...what gives?

Well, I sold the Wii around Christmas time because I whipped Mario Galaxy and they were going for $600+ on ebay (I got $775 because I had a bunch of games and controllers). Couldn't turn that down. Figured I'd pick one up when some more games come out.

Sold the 360 because my PC kicks ass and 99.9% of 360 exclusives come to PC. The main reason why I sold it was because a very close friend of mine who loves games but is VERY tight on money was itching for a next gen console of any kind. He wouldn't have ever been able to afford a next gen console, so I hooked him up. His wife had just left him and I figured I'd keep him occupied with a 360 and a handful of games instead of him going to the whiskey.

Do I miss it? Yeah. Will I be salty as hell when Ninja Gaiden 2 comes out? Yeah. But he would do anything in the world for me so it was the least I could do because he was going through a hard time. Sadly the drive failed within weeks of selling it to him so I spotted him the $100 to get it repaired. I'm good to my friends. That's what life's all about IMO.

Eric1971
08-21-2008, 07:23 AM
The demo is out. Who has had a chance to play it? Impressions?

Hitachi65SWX20B
08-21-2008, 10:02 AM
The demo is out. Who has had a chance to play it? Impressions?

it's MINT! Me and my son are arguing who gets the X360 controller to play next LOL. This is a MUST buy in my house.

pjc
08-21-2008, 11:06 AM
it's MINT! Me and my son are arguing who gets the X360 controller to play next LOL. This is a MUST buy in my house.

SWEET!!!! I downloaded it this morning before work. I will play it tonight. If it's like you say, I'll be using Amazon's free release day delivery!!!

I was depating about getting the Wii version for the Wii-mote and supposed downloadable content only on the Wii. In reading a Wii review of the game, I guess they couldn't handle all of the board designs on the Wii, so they had to add in different boards. Plus the remote scheme seemed a bit tedious. I will wait for Clone Wars to get a Wii Star Wars game.

YoniX
08-21-2008, 12:45 PM
For those of us who are lucky enough to have multiple systems, you play Force Unleashed (FU lol) on a Hi Def system, then when clone wars comes out for the Wii (a game designed from the ground up to be the first "Official" Wii-Saber game), you can enjoy that. Best of both worlds FTW.

KEEBS1984
08-21-2008, 01:18 PM
For those of us who are lucky enough to have multiple systems, you play Force Unleashed (FU lol) on a Hi Def system, then when clone wars comes out for the Wii (a game designed from the ground up to be the first "Official" Wii-Saber game), you can enjoy that. Best of both worlds FTW.

My sentiments exactly. :D:banana: