Taking the stage at the Spike Video Game Awards, Mace Windu himself, Samuel L. Jackson, announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be released in 2010. The reveal was accompanied by a brief teaser trailer showing the first game’s protagonist, Galen “Starkiller” Marek, fighting a gigantic monster in some sort of gladiator event.
Now, as anyone who played the first game knows, Galen died during the canonical “light side” ending of the first game, sacrificing himself to save the fledgling Rebel Alliance from the Emperor. Were reports of his death greatly exaggerated?
I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Force Unleashed when it hit consoles in 2008, mostly because of its occasionally sloppy combat mechanics. That said, the presentation and story were great, and it was pretty fun to play despite its flaws. If LucasArts takes the time to fine-tune the gameplay a bit this time around, this could be a must-have title for Star Wars fans.
Watch the trailer at StarWars.com.