The announcement a lot of people have been waiting for:
LucasArts to Unleash the Force on the Wii in Spring 2008
Star WarsÃ¢â€žÂ¢: The Force UnleashedÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Coming to Nintendo’s Platform with Exclusive Duel Mode
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2007 – LucasArts today revealed that Star WarsÃ¢â€žÂ¢: The Force UnleashedÃ¢â€žÂ¢ will come to the WiiÃ¢â€žÂ¢ home videogame system from Nintendo next spring, offering owners the unique chance to live out their Jedi fantasies by wielding the Wii RemoteÃ¢â€žÂ¢ as a lightsaber while using the NunchukÃ¢â€žÂ¢ controller to torment foes with their ForceÃ¢â€žÂ¢ powers.
The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game’s 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 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.”
Now the questions begin. Will “Duel Mode” be online compatible? Will players duel with their Mii’s or in-game characters? Will you be able to customize those characters? If both duel members are playing on the same system, will they face the screen or each other? Will I be able to find a Wii? Will I get one for Christmas? Will Carter dig this game as much as I will?