New Star Wars game to incorporate Wii-saber
LucasArts is setting up to use the Force on the Wii next Spring with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which will include an exclusive Duel Mode and Wii-mote controlled lightsabers.
Posted October 15, 2007
LucasArts recently took the wraps off of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a new Wii game that will offer players the unique chance to bring out their inner Jedi by wielding the Wii-more (Wii Remote controller) as a lightsaber and also using the attachable Nunchuk controller to torment foes with their Force powers.
The Force Unleashed will cast players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and in the process, LucasArts promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy with a storyline 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 the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.
The Wii version, in development by Krome Studios, will also add an exclusive duel mode in which players can compete head-to-head with their friends to determine the ultimate Jedi Master.
"The Wii is a great platform for The Force Unleashed, because the console's motion-oriented controllers really bring the game to life," said Jim Ward, President of LucasArts. "We've worked hard to make the Wii version of the game unique in order to truly let you unleash the Force."
The game is expected in the Spring of 2008.