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OMG… Starwars lightsaber on Wii

September 19th, 2007 . by Matt

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a new starwars game being released on several platforms, but the prospect of waving around the Wii controller like a lightsaber makes me want this game bad.

A new weapon will soon join Nintendo’s armoury: a lightsabre.

Internet gaming sites across the web today cheered news of a new Star Wars game for the hit Wii console in which players will wield the Jedi weapon of choice using Nintendo’s motion sensitive “Wiimote” controller.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, developed by LucasArts, will also be released early next year on Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s handheld DS machine and Sony’s PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.

But it is the Wii version that is causing the biggest buzz – literally, possibly, since the Wii Remote is equipped with a loudspeaker.

Jim Ward, President of LucasArts, said: “The Wii is a great platform for The Force Unleashed, because the console’s motion-oriented controllers really bring the game to life.

“We’ve worked hard to make the Wii version of the game unique in order to truly let you unleash the Force.”

Last month the Wii became the fastest-selling video games console in British history after one million of the machines were sold 38 weeks after the device made its high street debut.

The Wii achieved the one million landmark in a shorter time than the Sony PlayStation 2, which, after a difficult launch in 2000, went on to become the world’s most successful console so far, selling more than 115 million units worldwide.

The Wii, designed to attract “non-core” gamers, is outselling both the struggling PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 by at least two-to-one.

The Force Unleashed “casts players as Darth Vader’s ‘Secret Apprentice’ and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy,” the publisher said.

The game’s 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 starwars games have all been quite good, especially Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. I can’t wait to start swinging my lightsaber or catching enemies in my darkside force chokehold.


One Response to “OMG… Starwars lightsaber on Wii”

  1. comment number 1 by: stumpjumper

    Lol, you must be one of the 70,509 people!
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2218456.stm
    It is a bit late, but Happy B day Matt!
    PS.may the force be with you always.