Xbox Game Pass just got four Star Wars games: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
Splatterhouse, Nail'd, Blood Stone, TRON: Evolution and The Force Unleashed II.
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There were two Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games, one great (if you ask me - no one ever does) and the other a bit ropey - but there was never a third. There was never even close to being a third, but there were ideas.
UPDATE 10/05/2016 8.56pm: Another Xbox One backwards compatibility update has added Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Faery: Legends of Avalon, Final Fight: Double Impact, Frogger 2, and Puzzlegeddon.
Back in 2008 a series of logos for cancelled Star Wars games were revealed in the book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Yesterday it came to light that one of these titles, Star Wars Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith, would have starred Luke Skywalker's son facing off against an evil Solo offspring.
Former LucasArts creative director Haden Blackman told Cinelinx that this was basically his concept and it was conceived back in 2004 when George Lucas was adamant that Revenge of the Sith would be the final film in the franchise. The thinking at the time was that the series' chronology could continue in game form.
"Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith would have put you in the role of an adult Ben Skywalker," Haden explained, referencing Luke's son who was born in the Star Wars Expanded Universe book series New Jedi Order.
Steam has discounted more than a dozen Star Wars games by 66 per cent in celebration of this year's "May the 4th be with you" weekend.
Knights of the Old Republic never really happened. Not only did it not happen a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it never happened in the official Star Wars canon. That's what Lucasfilm is now claiming, along with every comic book, novel and video game to bear the Star Wars moniker.
Mass Effect 3's free multiplayer DLC pack Resurgance will be released on the EU PlayStation Store today.
Whatever Star Wars: Identities turns out to be, Eurogamer can tell you this - it's definitely not a video game.
Lucasfilm has been spotted registering domains for something called Star Wars: Identities.
X-Wing and Tie Fighter dev LucasArts is hiring staff for an Aerial Combat Title.
The maker of Star Wars The Force Unleashed is hiring for an openworld role-playing game.
Star Wars The Force Unleashed creator LucasArts has admitted its recent games haven't been good enough – but promised to do better in the future.
Woah. It's hard to believe that it's been almost five months since we posted Face-Off Round 27, the most recent of our multi-game comparison features. Here, in an effort to make up for the deficit, is a compilation of the most interesting games to come our way, with the promise of further roundup coverage next month.
While none of the releases covered in this feature are absolute must-buys, it's equally fair to say that each and every one of them has its own unique charms, and in a market where games just a couple of months old are savagely discounted, even a Eurogamer 6/10 rated title can provide plenty of value when the price is right.
Here's a quick rundown of the titles we're covering this time:
LucasArts' title compared in like-for-like situations.
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II developer LucasArts has confirmed a "minor adjustment in staffing".
The first downloadable add-on for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is set on the forest moon of Endor and sees players kill perhaps the cutest aliens ever conceived: the Ewoks.
Padawan that I want?
Update: UKIE has released sales figures for the top 10 games. These show that leader Fable III sold 128,895 copies since launch on Friday - 6000 more than Fable II managed.
Say this for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: there is no pull-the-Star-Destroyer-out-of-the-sky moment. The original game got a bum rap because of that Sisyphean boss fight and other missteps like it, not to mention an abundance of small technical glitches. The sequel was supposed to learn from those mistakes. And it does, somewhat.
Sadly, this follow-up fails to learn from the things that made its predecessor great in spite of the flaws. Star Wars has been called both a space western and a space opera, and in The Force Unleashed, writer/producer Haden Blackman managed to capture both sensibilities in one crackling game. Starkiller was the ultimate gunslinger, riding into town and taking names (even the ones unpronounceable by human tongues). Yet he also played the central part in an epic tale of Wagnerian proportions, one that brought depth to the pre-Luke portion of the Star Wars timeline – more so than George Lucas' prequels did.
The Force Unleashed II maintains some of the crazy cowboy mentality. It's still fun to wade into a posse of stormtroopers and unleash every Force stunt in Starkiller's repertoire: slamming the bad guys against the wall, flinging them into oblivion, stunning them with lightning, and of course, decapitation-by-lightsaber. The game is at its best in prosaic moments, when the screen isn't filled with some titanic mega-boss but rather with an array of smaller challenges to dispatch one by one.
LucasArts has contacted Digital Foundry to talk about the tech behind the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, based on points raised in our PS3/360 demo showdown.
The Starkiller sequel demo code put through its paces.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II didn't register on our radar until developer Dmitry Andreev revealed his exceptional work with frame-rate upscaling during this year's SIGGRAPH. The final game doesn't ship with the new tech, but it's still shaping up to be an exceptionally handsome release based on the quality of the demo code released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this week.
Haden Blackman, the man who created and then walked away from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, has made himself a new home: Fearless Studio.
Force gripping stuff.
A demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II can be downloaded now from Xbox Live Marketplace.
LucasArts' action game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be released in the UK on 29th October, Activision's announced.
The fate of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series may not be all doom and gloom after all.
LucasArts has revealed that the demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be released next week on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will let you play as Monkey Island hero Guybrush Threepwood.
Learn the story of Starkiller.
On Saturday, Digital Foundry covered a SIGGRAPH 2010 presentation by LucasArts' Dmitry Andreev on the process of frame-rate upscaling. This intriguing concept potentially offers all the advantages of rendering a console game at 30FPS, along with the visual smoothness and potentially even the crisper response of 60FPS gaming.
At the recent SIGGRAPH 2010, LucasArts coder Dmitry Andreev showed off a quite remarkable tech demo based on work he carried out during the development of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. In a video demonstration running on Xbox 360, he showed the game operating at its default 30FPS, but then seemingly magically running at 60FPS - with no apparent graphical compromises aside from the removal of motion blur.
LucasArts will release a demo of upcoming Star Wars action game The Force Unleashed II before it's released on 26th October.
The demo features Starkiller attempting to escape a facility on the planet Kamino. Expect plenty of lightsaber action, smashed up robots and Force powers, Joystiq says.
Reports of internal strife have dogged The Force Unleashed II in recent weeks.
Even the most enthusiastic developer will tell you making games is damned hard work. Nonetheless, it's hard not to be jealous of those who get to play around with the Star Wars licence. Imagine creating your worlds as a level designer and then getting to fill them with the iconic motifs of a beloved and instantly recognisable universe – shiny Stormtroopers, swooshing lightsabers, the ominous rasping respirations of Darth Vader. And then there are all those other characters. It must be awesome to witness someone you've designed having a chat with Yoda in a cut-scene.
LucasArts has cancelled the PSP version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, IGN reports.
No explanation was offered.
The PSP version was due for release on 26th October alongside the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, DS and iPhone versions.
LucasArts has insisted upcoming Star Wars sequel The Force Unleashed II remains on target for an October release despite the executive producer's decision to quit.
New force skills make Starkiller a 'superhero'.
Intergalactic planetary… Bounty hunter Boba Fett is in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Boom.
If you head into space, you want to take the right kit with you. For Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, that kit turned out to be middleware. It's hard not to have fun when you've got the likes of DMM and Euphoria under the hood - the first being a materials simulation system capable of turning out all sorts, from ice that both melts and cracks to convincing broccoli, while the second is a hilariously believable character animation programme responsible, among other things, for Red Dead Redemption's gloriously unsettling horsey deaths.
LucasArts has unveiled its Collector's Edition for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, which is due out for multiple formats on 26th October.
George Lucas once personally vetoed the idea of a Star Wars game where you play as a Wookiee in an "open world", "over the top-style superhero game", apparently, suggesting King Ewok hasn't gone completely off the rails after all.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II has been given a 26th October release date.
A sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has been unveiled via a new trailer.
Those who haven't finished the first game and don't like spoilers should look away now. For those who are still reading...
The Force Unleashed II will see the return of Galen "Starkiller" Marek, who appears to be not dead after all. He wields a pair of blue lightsabers in the trailer, suggesting he's now a Jedi. But is it that simple? Not if the conflicting voiceovers by Yoda and Darth Vader are anything to go by.