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.
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.