Star Wars: The Force Unleashed again in '10

LucasArts prepping follow-up to popular action game; trailer shows return of original game's onetime Sith protagonist, possibly as a Jedi.

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When word first surfaced that a new Star Wars game would be unveiled at tonight's 2009 VGA ceremony, the prime suspect was a sequel to The Force Unleashed. After all, LucasArts' decently reviewed 2008 action game was a massive hit, having sold more than 5.7 million copies as of February 2009.

Marek is back, it seems.

Sure enough, the game in question was The Force Unleashed II, due out in 2010. Though details are thin--no platforms revealed--it is clear the game picks up after the events of the 2008 original, which cast players as the secret apprentice to the Sith Lord Darth Vader, Galen "Starkiller" Marek. [WARNING: Spoilers ahead.]

The canon ending of the game, listed on the official Star Wars site, has Marek turning sides and sacrificing himself to save the Rebel Alliance leadership.

However, it now appears that Marek is very much alive, as he appears front and center in the sequel's trailer, which is viewable on YouTube. The former Sith now appears to be a Jedi, as he wields their distinctive blue lightsabers to slay a towering, Rancor-eating monster. The trailer features voice-overs from both Darth Vader and Yoda talking to Marek, perhaps indicating that he will be torn between the Light and Dark sides of the Force.

The official Force Unleashed II Web site www.unleashed2010.com was teased at the end of the trailer. GameSpot will have more details on the game as they become available. For more on the original, check out the video review below.

Discussion

509 comments
hitman_uk
hitman_uk

Starkiller in this game is a clone

tigertechie
tigertechie

I can't wait. I want this so ***** badly.

OMG126
OMG126

I am assuming they won't bring this out until the playstation move comes out!?? Could be awesome with that

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

So long as they fix the minor flaws that the first one had, and the story is just as epic as TFU, then I think they're onto a winner here (And a good excuse as to how Galen isn't dead, and how come neither Vader nor the Emperor or any kind of medical equipment didn't detect that he was still alive).

iverson89
iverson89

it was unsure if starkiller was actually dead on part one because his body didnt disappear and he might have just been playing dead so surely he is alive and surely this will be another very great game because part 1 was very fun, like really fun! lol

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

I played the first one and i loved it Star Killer's power of the force is unmatched. I like the Lightside of the force but there's just something about the Darkside of the force that i find so seductive its the unlimited power. I can't wait for sequel, long live the Sith.

MAXrat320
MAXrat320

So EPIC! i loved the first game and the book was really good too. kind of obsessed with Star Wars so this looks perfect for me. I love how Starkiller is battling with his dark and light sides and has the power to be Master jedi or sith. and this new rancor killer creature looks bad***.i do hope they add some kind of online play.

Theprediction
Theprediction

I didnt really play the first one, only little parts of it. But the trailer puts my hopes up. Looks really sick

nomadd12000
nomadd12000

@drybones: You're right, I forgot about that. I also remember a certain little green Jedi master standing his ground as well; but in both cases, it ended in a stalemate--with Yoda getting blasted off of the senate platform, if you'll remember, and Windu having to use his lightsaber to deflect the Emperor's lightning back at him, not his bare hands. I guess what I really meant was that I don't know of anyone else who could not only stand there and take the Emperor's lightning, but actually advance to the point of being able to grab him. Anyway, thanks for the support; it's great to know I'm not alone in my theory. Two things are certain: Starkiller's just a straight-up bada** IMHO; and if the new game is half as cool as the trailer, I'm definitely gonna have to add it to my collection.

Bridgelayer
Bridgelayer

I enjoyed the first Force Unleashed and have completed the game on all levels but the last. There were a few minor flaws but still was an exciting game and look forward to the release of its sequel. i will definitely be getting this one.

Neo_Gamer81
Neo_Gamer81

The first game while flawed was still fun. If they can fix the issues with the last game and make a good story to boot then I'm all for a part 2.

Venom341
Venom341

If you guys remember the scene where Marek was thrown out into the void of space and survived that, it's likely he survived the lightning clash since the Emperor survived.

red-drybones
red-drybones

I agree with nomadd1200. I also just hope they don't have annoying little bugs... (not literally) @nomadd1200 Don't forget Mace Windu went against the Emperor and could of survived...almost defeated him... if it wasn't for Vader of course.

nomadd12000
nomadd12000

@unbentonslaught, Neoplayer2, and Rsoub: Just a thought, but did you guys consider the possiblity that Starkiller was not dead at the end of TFU? We all know that strong Force energy residue can mask the presence of even extremely powerful Force users--Yoda chose Dagobah for just that reason. Given the fact that no one else has ever gone toe-to-toe with Palpatine, the resulting explosion could have easily scrambled both his and Vader's brains to the point neither of them could focus enough to read that Starkiller was still alive. Imperial brass doesn't handle corpses, either; they have droids for that. By the time Vader/Palpatine recovered from the blast, Starkiller could have easily stolen a ship or stowed away on one and made his escape. Everyone else just took it on faith that Starkiller was dead because no one had ever stood their ground against the Emperor and lived. Of course this is all just a theory--but it makes sense to me. Sorry for the rant, I just couldn't think of a way to shorten it.

unbentonslaught
unbentonslaught

CTC24 It is not garunteed that he'll have two lightsabers but it'd be neat if he did.

unbentonslaught
unbentonslaught

I agree with Rsoub, it says hes gonna be a jedi....so how are they gonna do that? You can't bring someone back to life in star wars!!! Well...ya sorta can but...

Neoplayer2
Neoplayer2

@Rsoub: That's only in ONE of the endings...there's two to be seen! Try killing the Emperor instead of Vader at the end... Or is it the other way around? Maybe Vader instead of the Emperor.

Roger4kk
Roger4kk

OFF CORSE THIS ANSWER THE WOUNDERING ABOUT HE'S DEATH! IT YOUST HITED ME STARKILLER IS WERY POWERFULL AND HE PERHAPS CULD HAVE THE SAME POWER AS PALPATINE TO TRANSWER HIMSELF TO ANOTER BODY PERHAPS A CLONE! Or Darth Sidious has a part in he's allive or comting

smitch02
smitch02

Christ guys, i think the creators know what they're doing.

enigma83
enigma83

i really want to see an online multyplayer, where a person can create their own jedi or sith and have lightsaber battles. Kinda like a fighting game, but just for the online battles. Either online u can start from a bigginer with very little experince and ablilties and earning as u fight. Or, u can intergrate ur earned abilities from a campaign game to online and then make custom character.

Rsoub
Rsoub

man am sure it will be very good game play but story am sure its suck the star killer has been dead in the 2 ending so how he is alive here or can be he a clon

RicardoZagada
RicardoZagada

If this comes out to the PC... I just ask for a more than a decent port job, and if possible, don´t let Aspyr do it! It was a company known for it's lousy port jobs and still it was the company chosen to port the SWTFU. I hope this one comes out with a bang to the real fans of Star Wars!

DoubleOZiggy
DoubleOZiggy

@COTT3R: The issue with what you want is that if you want a longer story, you are going to forfeit online play. This really isn't the type to have online components anyway. That would be more geared towards Battlefront. Or if you are like me, you are looking forward to The Old Republic (due out in Spring of '11....supposedly.)

Dan21278
Dan21278

@COTT3R: Dude that sounds like a sick idea

Dan21278
Dan21278

I'm really looking forward to this. Call me weird but actually loved the first game. Trailer LOOKS SICK!!!

pollykettle
pollykettle

OMG YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! EPIC GAME.....GOD BLESS LUCAS ARTS!!!!

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

Sweet, this is great, considering that the first game was pretty good.

COTT3R
COTT3R

three thing this game would need to be 2 be an all time best is 1,online duel 2.ur own jedi/sith online ( create it ) 3.longer story or more DLC's

person2
person2

loved the first one but it had lots of problems that need to be fixed in the second one...like, for example, the fact that DUEL MODE WAS ONLY ON THE WII!!! >=(

shadowfan4life
shadowfan4life

they should make it more of an adventure game, in my opinion. i mean, yeah, it's cool to go to your ship and instantly power up your force powers, but i'm thinking of picking worlds on your own, meeting yoda or someone to upgrade your force powers, heck, even using your ship in space, though that would require more time to put into. it would be sweet, buying and placing components for your ship, looking for different lightsaber parts. maybe im just wishing they would do that for this game, but it would be cool though. i think they are rushing this a little bit too fast. i'm hoping that they decide to actually make the wii version better, i'm probably having false hope, but i hope they can make it better.

XdavidCAzen23x
XdavidCAzen23x

honestly it doesn't seem like it will be that much of an improvement considering the short time for development, if it's already due to be out in 2010 well that's within a year, and the original just came out at the end of 08, thats not much time to develop a spectacular game.

XdavidCAzen23x
XdavidCAzen23x

I hope they improve the quality of the gameplay a lot more, and make it an open world/galaxy/sandbox whatever u know. needs way better lightsaber mechanics, because that part of the game was not very dynamic. removing limbs and slicing bodies/droids would help, they wouldn't even need blood because there is no blood when ppl are impaled or cut up by a lightsaber.

Forumdog123
Forumdog123

Yay!!! :D I loved the original, even though I had the Wii version and was disappointed you couldn't slow down the Star Destroyer yourself. And that was the most epic scene of the game, too! Why did they make the Wii version so different from the others...? Oh well. I wonder if this will take place between Episodes III and IV too... Probably not, seeing how*spoiler* the end with Starkiller supposedly dying made it look like this would start IV...*end spoiler* Well, we don't know much right now.

chimera8888
chimera8888

i just hope for 3 things: 1-sandbox in the galaxy 2-new and wicked powers with bigger lightsaber combos 3-both of the above

CTC24
CTC24

Finally they're making another game with Starkiller and this time with dual lightsabers! Hope its a Sandbox game, so you can go to different planets when ever you want. And some new powers, and please extend the levels, I loved the first, but the levels were way to short like 30 min max for each big level.

icetone
icetone

i need the same thing extremegamer564 the code to play SWBF2 on pc pleace no jokes

icetone
icetone

THEE FORCE UNLEASHED 2 BABY

AlphaBones
AlphaBones

I loved the first one, I can't wait until this one comes out! battlefront 3 would have been cool too.

nekered
nekered

Hope this sequel isnt as poor as the first one. i mean hey the arcade gameplay sux huge monkey feets. Why not do it Jedi Knight style and get more buyers...

lostcali8
lostcali8

Can't wait for this one, loved Force Unleashed.

Doodlebox
Doodlebox

I was hoping for Republic Commando 2, but this looks awesome. I thought Starkiller died/got turned into a cyborg?

ExtremeGamer564
ExtremeGamer564

I wanted SWBF3 (No Offence FU fans) I was going to get a PSP plus Star wars battlefront elite squadron But i have to wait a long time for it I wanted to play some of SWBF2 for the PC But i lost the Insruction Manaul wich had the code Can somebody PLEASE tell me the code for SWBF2 on the PC PLEASE

ExtremeGamer564
ExtremeGamer564

I wanted SWBF3 (No Offence FU fans) I was going to get a PSP plus Star wars battlefront elite squadron But i have to wait a long time for it I wanted to play some of SWBF2 for the PC But i lost the Insruction Manaul wich had the code Can somebody PLEASE tell me the code for SWBF2 on the PC PLEASE

supergamer514
supergamer514

@ oneligas, It would, but there not as fun to kill... I think I'm going to go play SW: FU. I feel like killing helpless Jawas, that think they can kill you... But we all know how it turns out for the little guys... :P

oneligas
oneligas

@ supergamer514 would a ugnaught work

skipkelly
skipkelly

I liked the gameplay of Force Unleashed, but the menu and leveling system were slow and clunky. At times, the game was just too arcade than what I would expect from a current-gen major release. Take come cues from Mass Effect and really give the sequel some POLISH!! It's killing me that I'd rather play a game that is similar to the Star Wars universe than an actual LucasArts game! This is STAR WARS!! C'mon, impress me!!

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

Thank you for this wonderful christmas gift

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

Great! I hope it about the rise of the rebellion