Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Finally Gets an Exact Release Date; Media Blitz To Ensue on Spike TV This Month
The force will be unleashed on September 16 folks, because today LucasArts has finally given long suffering fans an exact release date via a wonderful press release. Europe will see their version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed launch on September 19, and our Asian and Australian brethren will get in on the action come September 17.
How awesome it is going to be playing as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” in an story set during the largely unexplored era between “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope”? Finally we will get to try and rid the universe of Jedi…. mwha ha ha ha ha!!! Yes, I am rubbing my hands together maniacally as I say that.
To top off this awesome news, LucasArts and Spike TV are teaming up together to unveil new details and exclusive footage from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed in celebration of Spike TV’s airing of all six Star Wars movies. Spike TV’s two-weekend event includes the broadcast premiere of “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and the basic cable premieres of “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”. This marks the first time that all six movies will be presented together on a basic cable network and while they have been advertising this event for the past week or so, nothing regarding The Force Unleashed has been mentioned until now.
Viewers will see special Star Wars:The Force Unleashed segments, each with an exclusive announcement or new game play footage, at the following times on Spike TV:
- April 6 at 7:58 p.m. ET/PT and between the premiere of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- April 11 at 10:52 p.m. ET/PT and At the end of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- April 12 at 12:00 a.m. ET/PT and throughout an episode of GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley filmed at LucasArts’ headquarters in San Francisco
- April 12 at 5:06 p.m. ET/PT and before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- April 13 at 5:06 p.m. ET/PT and before Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
LucasArts and developer Krome Studios are also creating a version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the PS2, PSP and Wii while n-Space, Inc., is developing a version for Nintendo DS. All will feature the same storyline, so that no one misses out on the awesomeness.
In preparation, LucasArts around the launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, expect to see a full line of toys and game-based action figures from Hasbro, as well as a full publishing program from Dark Horse, Del Rey, Prima Games, and Palace Press.
For more information on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed check out our previous posts.
Via: Press Release