LucasArts has revealed that you will be able to play as Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

You will fill his leather boots for the entire first level as you seek out the boy who eventually becomes the game protagonist: the Secret Apprentice.

"We created a level at the beginning of the game where you play as Darth Vader and go to the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyk," Haden Blackman, project lead, told GameTrailers. "And during the course of the level he finds this boy who becomes, ultimately, his Secret Apprentice."

Haden Blackman went on to reveal that Force Choke, as one of Vader's core powers, would be usable, so choking Wookies "will definitely be in the game".

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the first current-generation game to come out of LucasArts' revamped internal studios, and has turned plenty of heads thanks to its over-the-top helping of Force powers.

Joining the internally-developed 360/PS3 game will be a version for Wii, PS2 and PSP by Krome Studios, and a DS game by n-Space. All will be based on the same storyline, which takes place after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be out in Europe on 19th September.

Pop over to our Star Wars: The Force Unleashed gamepage for plenty of media to get stuck into, as well as a Eurogamer TV Show shot from Skywalker Ranch.

Alternatively you can fill Darth Vader's boots permanently by picking up a pair of your own.

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