Wednesday, 14 March 2007

The Force Unleashed - info

A new game will be unleashed (get it?) upon us soon. This new game is set in the unexplored (with the exeption of a few short stories and the comic series Dark Times) time period between Episodes 3 and 4 and lets you play as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" eliminating Jedi, performing secret missions and furthering the will of Darth Vader alone. This is the first game that lets you exclusively play for the Empire as part of the official storyline (other games have a 'choose your side option' but the light side is always the official story) but since you work in secret for Vader that means leaving no Imperial witnesses, keeping a core element of star wars RPGs - mercilessly killing stormtroopers!!

The game launches two new technologies. Digital Molecular Matter, which gives items a unique structure that effects how they break etc. Most games use animations so that when you break a table it will always break in the same way no matter how you hit it. DMM gives a unique reaction every time. The other technology is euphoria a technology that lets characters have a unique response governed by their situation. Throw a box at a stormtrooper, he'll duck, push him off a bridge, he'll grab on to the edge.

You can find a good review along with some artwork and videos displaying the technolongy HERE . The game will also have novel and comic book adaptations of it made giving the "official" story, which is good since it won't be released on PC - excuse me while I mutter darkly.

I'll try and come up with some more news articles that aren't Star Wars based!!

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