Jedi Starfighter announced
LucasArts has officially announced Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter for the PS2. The game will be the sequel to Star Wars Starfighter and will be released in the spring of 2002. SW: JS features various force attacks including the ability to sap the power systems of enemy ships, render pilots unconscious, create an energy barrier that deflects laser blasts, and simulate the enhanced reflexes and perception of the Jedi knight pilot. The game will be one of the first to be set in the world of the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and features 15 missions, some of which are set in the environments presented in Attack of the Clones. Jedi Starfighter follows the story of the Jedi master Adi Gallia and the alien pirate Nym combining forces to wage war on the Sabaoth Squadron and the evil Trade Federation. The game itself will tie links to both the movie and Star Wars Starfighter, as it takes you into world never seen before in Star Wars titles.
"Jedi Starfighter presents gamers with their first opportunity to experience the richness of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,'' said Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "Not only does the game introduce players to locations and craft from the movie, but its gameplay also expands beyond the story line of the film itself and develops characters established in Star Wars Starfighter.''
10/25/2001 Matt Stensrud