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Episode II: Attack of the Games

LucasArts announces sequel to Starfighter

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LucasArts has announced the sequel to its excellent PlayStation 2 shooter Star Wars Starfighter. The original game was based on three new characters in a storyline that ran parallel to The Phantom Menace. Although famously over-budget, it won our hearts for taking the problems of the oft-criticized film and marginalizing them. The sequel, Jedi Starfighter has just been announced on PlayStation 2, and includes plenty of content from the Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The game takes its name from the Jedi's main craft in the film and game, the Jedi Starfighter, but players will also be able to try out three new ships; the Havoc, the Zoomer and the Freefall. Because of the Jedi connection, we can expect to see force-enhanced abilities in some of the game's pilots, which should lead to some interesting gameplay! The game is due out in Spring, and will feature a similar amount of missions to the original Starfighter and no doubt the same impressive PS2-pushing visuals. Initial reports on the film indicate that Star Wars fans will be happier this time out. We can only hope this holds true for fans of the game. Related Feature - Jedi Starfighter screenshots

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