The force will be with you on September 16
LucasArts made an announcement regarding its highly anticipated title, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. As it turns out the game will be released on September 16, 2008 in the United States, September 17 in Southeast Asia and Australia, and September 19 in Europe.
"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is one of the most ambitious projects LucasArts has ever launched. The combination of a great new Star Wars story with revolutionary new technology and game play means more fun than you've ever had in the Star Wars universe," said Peter Hirschmann, Vice-President of Product Development, LucasArts. "We can't wait until gamers get their hands on it this September."
Along with the release date being announced, LucasArts also announced a partnership with Spike TV that will allow the cable network to unveil new details and exclusive footage of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed coinciding with Spike TV's airing of all six Star Wars movies. The special airing of these movies will be airing Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6; and Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13. The two-weekend special 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. Spike TV's Star Wars presentation marks the first time that all six movies will be presented together on a basic cable network.
The special gameplay details and footage will be released in segments during or between the airings of each movie and will be as follows:
-April 6 at 7:58 p.m. ET/PT - 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 - At the end of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
-April 12 at 12:00 a.m. ET/PT - 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 - before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
-April 13 at 5:06 p.m. ET/PT - before Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
"With the airing of all six Star Wars movies and a first-hand look at Star Wars: The Force Unleashed we're confident that April will be a memorable month for Star Wars fans," said Robert Friedman, Senior Vice-President of Programming, Spike TV. "Our dedication to entertainment and video games makes our relationship with LucasArts an exciting opportunity to take part first-hand in Star Wars history as well as give our viewers an insider's look at the future of the franchise."