Sunday, December 13, 2009

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Confirmed for 2010

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.

5 comments:

J Santarsiero said...

The first game was really good. I know some people who also did not like the wobble combat style, but I enjoyed it. The big problem was the consent getting stuck unable to move in spots and of cource, how short the game was even after everything extra was found. Cant wait for Number two!

John..

James said...

I'm with you on that. Everything that worked in the first one was great. They just need to polish the combat and fix the camera. It's pretty much a guaranteed purchase from me.

Jenn said...

I'm just hoping that a)there's a Wii version, and b)the lightsaber controls for it don't suck. How is it there hasn't been a decent lightsaber game for the Wii yet? I thought the visceral joy of waving things around making "wheejwuh" noises was universal!

James said...

Jenn, I think a Wii version is a no-brainer provided that they make use of the MotionPlus attachment.

And yeah, they've kinda dropped the ball on making decent lightsaber games for the Wii. We'll see how FU2 turns out...

Doomed True Believer said...

FU too! I had alot of fun with the first one on the wii! the graphics were sloppy but it was super fun to finally choke a wookie