The Force Unleashed II is ‘our Empire Strikes Back,’ says senior executive producer

A recently released web documentary from LucasArts expands on some of the details revealed at the Comic-Con panel for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Senior Executive Producer Hayden Blackman describes the upcoming sequel as ‘our Empire Strikes Back,’ adding that the game’s story will be much darker than the original and that it will lead fans to look at the original movie trilogy in a new way. You can watch the entire documentary below.

Above: Senior Executive Producer Hayden Blackman and Executive Producer Julio Torres share some insights about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Above: We’ve already revealed that Boba Fett will be making an appearance in TFU2, but if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a cutscene with Vader and the bounty hunter

July 24, 2010

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Boba Fett, clone Starkiller, and stealing Vader’s TIE
Comic-Con panel blows the lid off the game’s early story and showcases new gameplay

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Maulkiller is half-Darth Maul, half-Starkiller. Pre-order The Force Unleashed II to get him




  • Howetzer - July 26, 2010 2:58 p.m.

    I, unlike many jaded starwars gamers am a little more optimistic about this game, it could be really good. If they take some of the great elements from the first, remove the bad sometimes broken gameplay, and tack on a nice Starwars story, how could it go wrong I ask?
  • Dorito72 - July 26, 2010 6:10 a.m.

    i think the force unleashed was a great game. i mean, yeah, gameplay tended to get dull the more you progressed, and i think that was largely due to the increased difficulty. that first level, in the tie factory, you felt like a total beast, and it was a blast. i could throw around weak storm troopers all day. then they toss in all sorts of special troopers and it really slowed down the pace. however, it still has one of the greatest stories in games ever, and the graphics were for the most part beautfil. i dunno about you, but im excited!
  • ThePeanutGangsta - July 26, 2010 3:44 a.m.

    hmm... I'm in two minds about this upcoming game. On the one hand the TFU1 was great, I enjoyed pelting helpless stormtroopers into walls and into fellow soldiers, but it left alot to be desired, the force control could be unreliable and inaccurate, the powers were sometimes underpowered or too complicated for people to be bothered to use. the graphics were great and so was the storyline, but I dont see how it could progress it much further. Any suggestions for me?
  • cj12297 - July 25, 2010 1 p.m.

    the first one was great why is everyone complaining about it. plus those graphics look good , lets hope they are as good in the game
  • Clovin64 - July 25, 2010 10:53 a.m.

    @tichtat BLASPHEMY!
  • Redeater - July 25, 2010 6:24 a.m.

    @tichtat I....*choke **gasp.....aaaagggh.....gah! I'm choking on my own rage here!!!!
  • GrandMoffBubbles - July 25, 2010 6:22 a.m.

    pardon me. I just realized a grammatical mistake in my last post. Instead of " game TO not meet me in a dark alley". It should read as "....the next game should not meet me in a dark alley". Sorry, my bad.
  • GrandMoffBubbles - July 25, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    Without reading the article and simply responding to the headline, I say put your money where you mouth is Devs. I, for one, was underwhelmed by the first attempt. In fact, to say that the next game is going to be the equivalent to "Empire" suggests that the first one was "New Hope" caliber. Ohhhh, such heresy is too much for me to bear!!! I'll let it slide though. I humbly suggest that whomever is spinning the next game to not meet me in a dark alley.
  • tichtat - July 25, 2010 5:22 a.m.

    Too bad. I hated Empire. It had the WORST ending of ANY of the movies(even the prequels). So... that doth not bode well, methinks.
  • RedOutlive10 - July 25, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    LucasArts should think of a way of reinventing the Jedi Knight series, or maybe incorporate the gameplay mechanics of it or other great SW games into a new series. But I guess they aren't into quality anymore.
  • Redeater - July 25, 2010 3:30 a.m.

    uh never mind.....I just saw the force unleased 2 story link............oh dear god I wish I hadn't
  • Redeater - July 25, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    The gameplay left a lot to be desired. I completed the first one 100% for achievements so I can't really say it was terrible. It must have hooked me somehow. Question though...I thought you played as a clone in this one, so how exactly is the story going to progress? Does it follow the dead Vader path? Also if it did I could have sworn to christ I killed Boba Fett in the first one........or were the add ons not canon? I'm confused!!!
  • Fortunate34 - July 25, 2010 2:35 a.m.

    I agree with Johnny, but TFU1 wasn't as bad as everyone thinks. The gameplay was horrible(not horrible, broken), but the story was amazing. Not on par with "A New Hope," but it was good.
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 25, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    Yea... that analogy would have held up better if the first game was on par with A New Hope... which it wasn't.
  • TURbo - July 25, 2010 1:28 a.m.

    So he's really saying it will only sell 80% compared to the first one.
  • moosemayhem - July 25, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    wtf? the first game was dope and this will be even better
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - July 25, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    I'm with TheWebSwinger on this one.
  • baconcheeseburger - July 25, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    okay yeah the first one did kinda suck but this one might be a little bit different
  • JayBeat - July 25, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    @TheWebSwinger Well said.
  • TheWebSwinger - July 25, 2010 12:19 a.m.

    BOOOO. Enough hyperbole. Remember how hard they pushed TFU1? Remember how hard it sucked?

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