Sunday, March 9, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Information from PTOM April 2008

The latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine (April 2008) has a cover feature for LucasArts' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Here is a breakdown of the information we get from the new issue.

  • Controls
    • Force Jump - X
    • Force Push - O
    • Lightsaber - Square
    • Force Grip - R2
  • Game uses 3 physics engines (Euphoria engine, Havok engine, and DMM engine).
  • Timed button presses do more damage than button mashing.
  • Takes place between Episode 3 and 4.
  • Huge plot twists for the entire series.
  • Camera follows enemy bodies when spectacular moves are done.
  • Force powers take more force the stronger they are but are usable with any amount for desperate attacks.
  • You can grab flying TIE fighters and toss them into stormtroopers.
  • Blocking lasers is automatic, but pressing L2 increases chance of blocking and reflecting.
  • After completing missions you get points to upgrade powers and unlock new combos and skills.
  • Force talents are separate and are used to upgrade health, energy, deflection chance, and lightsaber damage.
  • Exploration is encouraged by finding holocrons. Sith holocrons, grant powerups, and Jedi holocrons unlock new costumes, lightsaber hilts, and crystals.
  • Enemies can grab onto things like railings to stop your force grip.
[Playstation: The Official Magazine April 08]


skodasuck said...

This game looks like it is actually shaping up quite nicely, can't wait to see how the Euphoria engine performs with it!

incredibilistic said...

Lasers are blocked automatically?

I don't mean to be too critical of this but is this character a little too powerful? I mean, if you can block lasers with no effort how does the game become challenging?

It sounds like it will be more of a tech demo than an actual game that requires skill to complete. I could be totally wrong (and I'm hoping I am) but I guess we'll have to see when it comes out.

I probably won't hesitate to pick this one up and for all I know I might love the fact that the guy is pretty much indestructible and come back for more and more.

Doesn't hurt that we'll be doing this all to the John Williams soundtrack in the background ;)

Darth Vader music:

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