Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II E3 Trailer Rocks Me
I was gonna let this one speak for itself over on the front page, but, man, I’ve just gotta say something, considering I think of the first game as the best hack-n-slash title of this generation and the best Star Wars title since Jedi Outcast. At first it seems as if this is just another cinematic trailer that demonstrates a bunch of powers that can kinda sorta do in the game, but it’s more than that. There’s a very intriguing story point here. Hit the jump for the trailer and my thoughts.
Look, I’m a reformed Star Wars nerd. I’ve loved the original trilogy since I was a wee lad; later, my dad would bring me Star Wars books from the library, and one Christmas I got the LucasArts Archives Star Wars collection. Star Wars became an enormous part of my life growing up. One of the first ten or fifteen Star Wars books I read (I ended up consuming about 150 of them) was The Last Command by Timothy Zahn, in which Luke Skywalker is forced to fight an insane clone of himself.
It’s only natural, then, that I would be astounded to discover not only that the Starkiller in TFUII is a clone of the original, now-dead Starkiller, but that there are other Starkiller clones in Vader’s basement. This is clearly meant to hint that Starkiller will have to fight himself at some point during the game. And assuming the other clones have Starkiller’s memories as well, this could have some very compelling storytelling implications.
Let’s just say my interest in this title ratcheted up a few notches after watching this.