One of the most popular Star Wars games in recent years, The Force Unleashed, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch courtesy of Aspyr.
In a galaxy far, far away
Is Aspyr on a ‘Star Wars’ roll or what? The publisher recently ported a whole bunch of classic Star Wars titles over to modern consoles, including Racer, the Jedi Knight games, and more.
Now they’re back at it again, with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Not canon since the Disney acquisition, The Force Unleashed nevertheless continues to be a fan-favorite. The game series (it was 2 games deep) starred Starkiller, a former Jedi padawan.
Vader killed his master in the days following Order 66, but took the young boy as his own apprentice. A secret apprentice (Sith only come in pairs, remember), the now-dubbed Starkiller was then sent to hunt Jedi across the galaxy. So kind of like an Inquisitor, before the Inquisitors were a thing.
As you might’ve noticed, this is the Wii version of the game that’s been ported. And yes, that means motion-controls.
- Play as Starkiller and destroy all who stand in your way on your quest to serve Lord Vader.
- Unleash epic Force powers and lightsaber combos with optional Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ motion controls.
- Battle your friends in local multiplayer Duel Mode to determine the galaxy’s most powerful Jedi, with 27 characters to choose from!
- Travel the Star Wars galaxy and defeat powerful Jedi Masters across a variety of iconic locations, including Cloud City, the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk, the floral planet Felucia, and the junk world of Raxus Prime.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed hits the Nintendo Switch on April 20th.