Force Unleashed II gets premium edition

Premium pack to include bonus challenge levels, themed USB drive with digital art book, game script, and more.

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The Star Wars chronicles continue in October when Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II arrives, but for spendthrift fans of the series, precursory excitement begins today. A collector's edition for the space-bound sequel was announced recently, with an array of themed collectibles packed inside.

The (Star)killer edition.

LucasArts will release the premium offering October 26 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $79.99. The premium pack will include a steelbook casing with exclusive in-game items inside its high-end wrapping. In-game premiums include three challenge mode levels, a Deak Starkiller skin designed by original Star Wars illustrator Ralph McQuarrie, and a yellow lightsaber crystal.

Additionally, the top-tier pack will include a 2GB Mimbot USB drive with a Force Unleashed II digital artbook inside, as well as themed wallpapers and a game script penned by series producer Haden Blackman.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a sequel to the 2008 original, taking place six months after the events of its predecessor. It was unveiled at the 2009 Video Game Awards, where a teaser trailer was shown depicting a dual-wielding Starkiller fighting a gargantuan behemoth. The original was the fastest-selling LucasArts Star Wars game in history and went on to sell more than 7 million units in its lifetime.

Discussion

53 comments
Torque203
Torque203

I want it cause of the steel book case, im a sucker for those they just make my video game collection look cool

TiberianEngel
TiberianEngel

I really want it too, but the USB? That wasn't as appealing estetically as I had hoped for..

Venom341
Venom341

Oh come on! Why did The Force Unleashed have to come out very close to New Vegas? Especially considering that they both have collector editions with in-game bonuses. Ugh, now I have to decide which one I want to pre-order...

FartMonkey65
FartMonkey65

Great! Now there's another awesome thing I can't afford this year!

Takeno456
Takeno456

More swag for a true fan like me!

Ebob33
Ebob33

im getting this advanced copy!!

Gammet25
Gammet25

The original had so much more to show. I hope this one does justice.

isshiah
isshiah

bonus in-game costumes and levels is what i want. but overall i dont care if it comes with a free working lightsaber, the game is what matters to me.

Sponge16
Sponge16

@otanikun Replica Lightsaber plux!! =]

coruscant
coruscant

$80 is about £55 apparently... I bet it won't be that when it gets over here...

colejd
colejd

Sweet!! I'm definitely going to get this.

MandoWolf
MandoWolf

Sweet, I love steelbook cases.

omegazx100
omegazx100

it wouldn't be called a collecter edition if it on 3 system's & i don't know what that little toy thing is but rather keep the case cover love the artwork alot

duhNeighbour
duhNeighbour

Coudln't they make the USB stick like a lightsaber? That Starkiller's head is fugly.

DarthTall
DarthTall

Shockingly, I'm in the same boat as Nater307. Hey, it's only an extra 20 bucks for another cool steel case to go next to my Ultimate Sith Edition of part 1. Sign me up.

Olsenz
Olsenz

I'm laughing at the USB stick.....not in a good way........

iRaInOnPaRaDeS
iRaInOnPaRaDeS

Hmm, can't really say thats a definite buy for me. The only use I would have for that USB is if I can rip my music on it for when I tire of hearing in game music really.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

WORST C.E ever. They have made Starkiller look like an idiot USB. Why not a figure or even a poster? Anything is better than that ugly thing.

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

a cheap usb with only 2gb? DIGITAL ART BOOK ARE YOU KIDDING ME? that is one total rip-off CE

MrPilgrim
MrPilgrim

this special edition almost tempted me for a second.... almost

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

Sounds nice but i think i will stick with the regular edition.

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

Awesome,Can't wait till it comes out :D

Skargamer
Skargamer

This is an interesting edition...though i never buy special editions. :|

kevorksalloum
kevorksalloum

I'll get this one for sure . I'd pay any amount of mony to see how the story continues

gc88
gc88

this game better have improved aiming or i aint buying it at full price

collinmul
collinmul

So we've seen at least three international magazine cover stories on the game, a few interviews with the developers, some screenshots, and a teaser trailer. Now we get news of a premium edition with lots of swag. Okay LucasArts....its time to reveal the multi-player component that we've heard whispers about for the past eight months! Hopefully we get a huge E3 reveal, with multi-player gameplay akin to a Jedi Knight pseudo-sequel. Make it happen, LucasArts!

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

The only thing that matters.... well, is mildly interesting here, are the tiny bits of extra ingame content that get delivered with it. The rest are toys, and I can get them for a lot cheaper from Geoffrey the Giraffe. $20.00 for junk... I'll never understand it.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Thats great.But where is PC version???

The_Wolf22
The_Wolf22

Actually, @Darth_Nater3057, we do know what the non Collector's Edition's cover will look like. Just go to Amazon.Com and see.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

a game that has a collectors edition? that's something you don't see everyday

ChAoS_UNLEASHD
ChAoS_UNLEASHD

Wewt:D And the unleashed games are soo underrated

geomyr
geomyr

i can't wait to have this game its lightsaber bashing time :)

foxrock66
foxrock66

Meh. I'm still waiting BF3 and RC2

Arrondi
Arrondi

The USB drive is a Mimobot from Mimoco or whatever. Unless it is slapped together and mass produced in a rush for this game, i'm sure the quality is good since this company already has a full line of Star Wars USBs like this one.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I'd buy it, but you guys already knew that, didn't you? *looks at username* Anywho's, at least we now know what the boxart looks like, well, at least for the special edition anyway.

blackace
blackace

Didn't know it sold so many copies. A sequel was a given with those kind of sales. I don't think I'd waste my time with collector's edition.

chingchow48
chingchow48

First was a great game even with its flaws... if Lucas Arts is actually gonna make this a franchise it could be huge... just like what KOTOR could have been

T-Sub96
T-Sub96

A games script penned by series producer Haden Blackman?!

5j3553
5j3553

doesnt seem like that bad of a deal compared to other premium editions. but the content isnt really interesting to me...

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

Hmmmm, wonder if it's really worth it. Makes me think USB won't work right half the time....