Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Darth Vader Gets His Ass Kicked

As much as I liked the concept and story behind 2008’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed—an action game that put you in control of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice —I found the gameplay to be extremely lacking in several key areas. LucasArts affirms that the sequel, which hits store shelves Oct. 26, addresses the game’s most glaring issues, namely its repetitive combat and frustrating targeting system. Fingers crossed.

Regardless of how the game actually turns out, the marketing has been pretty amazing. In this television spot, for example, we see Darth Vader get his ass handed to him by his former apprentice Starkiller, who, after sacrificing himself to save the fledgling Rebel Alliance at the end of the last game, is very much alive thanks to the miracle of cloning.

Check out the commercial below.

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