What’s the one thing that could make the Force Unleashed II immeasurably more awesome? If you said ‘dropping the stroke-baiting Darth Vader boss battle’, then you, my friend, are wrong. The correct answer, is adding Ewoks. Specifically, letting you kill the furry bastards in a blaze of Force Lightning. Which is just what the game’s first DLC will let you do. Rejoice everyone who laughed at the Ewok death scene in Return of the Jedi. Your homicidal fantasises are about to come true.
Above: <sniff> What a joyous sight
Speaking to IGN, Gio Corsi (an executive producer at LucasArts Singapore) confirmed the pack would be set on the Ewok’s moon home during Episode VI. He said: "It takes place on the forest moon of Endor during the time of Return of the Jedi. However, we like to call this an "infinite storyline", much like the Hoth Bonus Mission from the first Force Unleashed game that gave us an alternate take on that iconic battle from the Empire Strikes Back."
Above: Burn you little Rebellion-loving sod
Frankly, we could be happier about the whole Ewok barbecuing thang. We just can’t forgive Uncle George from changing his original plan to include Wookies in Jedi, to crowbar in those annoying little ankle-biters. The DLC will also contain new achievements/trophies, including one named Sither Kicker. Anyhoo, it'll be out before the end of the year.
Above: We believe the correct term is roflcopter
Just to realign some jarnalistic balance, I just thought I should admit to actually enjoying the Ewoks' ‘surprisingly not totally shit’ late 80s cartoon series.
Above: That's a whole heaping of happy (definitely not rose-tinted) childhood memories right there
Nov 17, 2010