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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed coming to Nintendo Switch

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.

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