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Published on July 21st, 2008 | by gareth


Lucasarts Hand On at Comic Con

From July 24-27, LucasArts will give show attendees the first-ever chance to play three of their upcoming and highly anticipated video game titles – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Fracture, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. LucasArts will also unveil for the first time ever Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: Champions of the Force.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Release Date: September 16, 2008

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS

In addition to getting their hands on the Wii version of the game, attendees at Comic-Con will get an exclusive chance to play through the demo of The Force Unleashed that is slated to release on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network before the game ships. The Force Unleashed gives players the ultimate experience in wielding over-the-top Force powers as Darth Vader’s secret apprentice. Hunt down Jedi and bring Darth Vader’s enemies to justice with truly next-generation technology and gameplay that take the Star Wars experience to exciting new levels of interactivity and destruction.


Release Date: October 2008

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Reshape the face of combat with Terrain Deformation, a revolutionary new technology that allows you to change the very ground beneath your feet. Completely manipulate the terrain on the fly, to provide yourself with cover, solve puzzles, maintain a tactical advantage and destroy your enemies. Take part in a massive war where two sides of the United States vie for supremacy – the genetically engineered Pacificans and the cybernetically enhanced Atlantic Alliance. When a rogue General sparks a war that could ultimately decide the fate of all mankind, only soldier Jet Brody and Atlantic Alliance forces can bring him and his genetically engineered army to justice.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Release Date: Holiday 2008

Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS

Experience all of your favorite duels and rivalries from Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie and TV series with exciting and intuitive lightsaber combat designed specifically for the Wii and Nintendo DS. Execute powerful lightsaber combos with the Wii Remote and Nunchuck through levels taken straight from the movie and animated television series as you pit your favorite heroes and villains against each other and relive the epic storyline that takes place between Episode II and Episode III of the Star Wars movies!

Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: Champions of the Force

Release Date: Summer 2008

Platforms: PC

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the massively multiplayer game Star Wars Galaxies with the all-new Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its first release, Champions of the Force. For the first time ever choose between the light and dark sides of the Force and build your own Star Wars Galaxies virtual card decks to fight virtual matches for the Rebel or Imperial factions. Collect more than 250 beautifully detailed original Star Wars-themed digital cards, including 20 loot cards that can be redeemed for fantastic Star Wars Galaxies in-game items!

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