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Force Unleashed in November

For next-gen, PS2, PSP, DS.

Whilst meditating on the merits of the Lightside this morning we sensed a new website for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which confirmed the game's development for unspecified next-generation consoles, as well as PSP, PS2 and DS. The page tentatively lists November 2007 as a release date.

New information from yesterday's announcement tells us you will be a "secret apprentice" to husky Darth Vader, unveiling revelations about the Star Wars galaxy on your quest to destroy the last of the Jedi.

It will, as previously thought, take place between episode III and IV. However, it's your decisions that will determine the outcome of this story, with multiple endings promising to "rock" the continuity of the series as we know it.

Naturally a big focus of the next-generation versions is on the power of the new consoles, most importantly the potential for outrageous displays of force powers through new technology. You'll throw enemies through walls rather than against them, and grip opponents in mid air before zapping them with lightning and tossing them asunder to explode like bombs.

This devastating dynamic will be handled by a three-pronged attack of Digital Molecular Matter, the Euphoria Engine, and Havok Physics. Pop over to Eurogamer TV to see DMM and Euphoria in action.

The game will be developed internally at LucasArts, which is also ready to swamp us with a massive merchandising and promotional campaign as we get nearer to launch.

So, will we see the Wiimote controlled Lightsabre we've consistently pined for? We'll have to wait and see. Activision, LucasArts' UK distributor, expects an announcement on the title soon.

Head over to the game's website for more information.

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