Lucasarts have officially confirmed their Xbox debut, "Star Wars Obi-Wan". Featuring the famous Jedi Knight portrayed by Ewan McGregor (and later Alec Guiness), the game looks like an adventure-orientated Dark Forces title. Force abilities return (attack, push, pull, throw, defend and jump) as well as copious amounts of lightsaber wielding in an original storyline that we're promised doesn't feature Jar Jar Binks. [All right we made that up - Ed] The game is clearly set before the events of The Phantom Menace, or possibly as an alternative, since Darth Maul is said to appear, and one supposes Obi-Wan won't get to kill him twice. All the old favourites are back in the Dark corner, with Tusken Raiders, destroyer droids, assassins, bounty hunters and the like. Obi-Wan will be a prize attraction at E3 next week in Los Angeles. Also appearing will be the PlayStation 2 version of "Escape from Monkey Island", a game this writer is very much looking forward to. After the enormous success of the game on the PC using a simple keyboard control system, it should be very easy for Lucasarts to make a big splash on the PS2 with EFMI. The company also has plans for a PS2 sequel to Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, called "Racer Revenge". The idea is that it has been eight years since Sebulba and the young Anakin Skywalker duked it out on Tatooine, and Sebulba is back and even more sinister. Racer Revenge may well be one to watch out for. Related Feature - Escape from Monkey Island Review
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