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Star Wars is Unleashed September 17th

Star Wars junkies rejoice, LucasArts have announced a release date for their much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Starring Darth Vader’s secret apprentice the game will take advantage of new technologies in gaming to give you a control over the force like never before. As announced in the press release the game will release of the Nintendo DS and Wii in Australia September 17th.

SYDNEY, Australia April 4, 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 Vaders Secret Apprentice and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The games 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 youve ever had in the Star Wars universe, said Peter Hirschmann, Vice-President of Product Development, LucasArts. We cant wait until gamers get their hands on it this September.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the first next-generation game developed internally at LucasArts, and will be available on the Xbox360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.

As its name implies, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the first time together: Digital Molecular Matter, by Pixelux Entertainment, and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd.

LucasArts and developer Krome Studios are creating an equally enthralling version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the Wii home videogame system from Nintendo, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and n-Space, Inc., is developing a version for Nintendo DS. All will feature the same storyline, with opportunities to unleash the Force in devastating new ways.

Working with Lucas Licensing, LucasArts is preparing an unprecedented promotional effort around the launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, encompassing a full line of toys and game-based action figures from Hasbro, as well as a full publishing program from Dark Horse, Del Rey, Prima Games, and Palace Press.

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