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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Set For October 26

While Star Wars: The Force Unleashed didn't exactly receive elite review scores from critics, it obviously sold enough to warrant a sequel.

If 7 million total units sold isn't enough, nothing is. And late last year, we knew the sequel would arrive towards the end of 2010, although LucasArts wouldn't nail down a specific launch window. But now, according to the upcoming game's Facebook page, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is set to release on October 26. It doesn't mention the platforms but we've long since had the retailer information; the game is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, DS and Wii. If you want to catch a glimpse of the teaser trailer, head over to GameSpot and watch the video; just bear in mind there are some minor spoilers. We do know the sequel should feature Galen "Starkiller" Marek, Darth Vader's understudy that became a big hit with fans of the original title. You may have thought he'd be dead and buried but Marek appears to be very much alive, so we're hoping you liked the protagonist from the first Force Unleashed. But anyway, just about anything with "Star Wars" in the title still sells.  The craze may never die...

What's the deal with publishers slapping up significant announcements on Facebook and Twitter? Do we really care about these so-called social sites this much? ...I guess we do.

Related Game(s): Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

5/4/2010 8:52:59 PM John Shepard

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Comments (61 posts)

Alienange
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 9:46:05 PM
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I guess they feel that so many gamers are on facebook that it is the proper channel for them to make announcements. As you say though, it's a bit odd. I'd much prefer the pizazz of E3 and such.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:04:58 PM

I love uploading my trophies onto Facebook though so I can show off :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:47:51 PM

my trophies automatically go on facebook. If anyone cares to look it probably appears I do nothing but game.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:06:26 AM

You're not alone World. Just don't become a primary school teacher like me. All spare time goes out the window, believe me.

As for Force Unleashed 2, I loved the first one, it had its faults but wielding a lightsabre will always make an awesome game.

Here's hoping it comes with Move support.

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photo K
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 9:40:50 AM

we can upload trophies to Facebook?!?

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:13:21 AM

Fitting that this info hits us on May 4th. May the fourth be with you.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:45:16 AM

Nite, classic.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 10:21:19 PM
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Are they gonna have trophies right away? I remember complete the first game, played all the difficulties and then they came out with trophies and I'm just too lazy to play the game 3rd time. I usually don't care about trophies but I just felt it was a waste opportunity.

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phantomMenace
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:48:16 PM

You should know this... Its now required for the games to have them... or at least I'm pretty sure it is.

Oh and by the way we need to play something sometime soon its been way too long Kai.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:00:05 AM

Hey man! Yeah I agree! I was hoping we can play Unchart 2 or maybe Resident Evil 5, but everytime I see you, you always playing MAG lol!!

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phantomMenace
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:02:51 AM

Yea, yea I'm one of the few who seem to be addicted to it. Just msg me and I'll get off or if I'm not on just let me know when you will be on and I'll try to get on then too.

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SPS3
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 10:32:32 PM
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I could care less for facebook or twitter! Right on Alienange.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 10:40:59 PM
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Am I the only one who think that if there were to be a Force Unleashed movie, Sam Worthington would be perfect to play as Starkiller?

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:39:31 PM

I think so. lol!, If they make a force unleashed movie I think it should be CGI, and the people who did the voice's in game do the voice's in the movie.

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johnld
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:41:28 AM

the voice actor for the force unleashed is sam witwer. starkiller was modeled after him so hes the only one that should play himself in a movie. just check out what he looks like and the in game character. he also does some tv acting, last time i saw him was he played doomsday on smallville.

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oldmike
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:11:20 PM
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pass the 1st game was a big let down

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:44:54 AM

The second game is usually always better than the first.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:19:40 PM
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Star Wars will never go away. It's here to stay.

Now while I enjoyed the first Force Unleashed, I am still waiting for a Star Wars game proper.

Battlefront 3.

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:14:41 PM

Don't you think they could make Battlefront to be a lot like MAG? That would be epicsauce.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:36:37 PM
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I hope this on is a lot better then the first. I liked the first one but it should have been so much better (in terms of gameplay).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 11:47:05 PM
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The first one sucked balls.

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___________
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:57:28 AM

oh come on it was not that bad!
you cant say you did not have fun and a giggle after creating a stormtrooper chain, than throw them off a bridge!

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 4:34:53 AM

yeh i liked it dude it wasnt a bad game!

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photo K
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 9:42:22 AM

it wasn't the best game ever, but it had some nice features that made the game fun.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:00:12 PM

Wait, ________ is defending an average game? Dude, you usually have issues with even the best games out there, and now you are going to defend a game? I am in shock.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 4:04:00 PM

Okay it was alright, but if it hadn't been spread over every available platform they could have made it much better. I do love me some Star Wars when done properly.

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Shams
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:37:08 AM
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I got a sweet deal for the first one at 18 buckaroos...and was happy. Sure, the action was broken at times (no more than GTA, though), but the awesome force powers, the trademark set pieces and sound effects adds a euphoric tilt to that game from a 6 to a 9 for any Star Wars fan. Worth it , even if just for the story and cinematics. I am excited for the sequel.

One of my favorite parts was just using the force grip to lift Tie-Fighter wings to put them in place of missing platforms to reach items. The game was a unique mix of GOW, R&C, and HL2 elements, in a wholly-realized story that is cannon to the franchise. It's a pity that the game was marred by rushed, and unrefined mechanics. Here's hoping to solid improvements so the game gets the acclaim it deserves.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 10:18:58 AM

The action and gameplay in GTA4 was essentially flawless while the the same in The Force Unleashed was basically average.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:07:37 PM

Disagree big time Ben.

The Force Unleashed allowed the player to do some pretty sweet interaction with the ambient surroundings.

Something GTAIV could only dream about.

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johnld
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:44:47 AM
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*spoiler*
yeah, he didnt die, he was put into a suit and implied mind control was gonna be used so hes obedient. even though im not that excited to get force unleased 2, i'm curious to find out how he broke free of the emperors hold.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:56:49 AM
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Boring. Make a star wars battlefront 3 and we'll be talking then.

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:15:46 AM

Um...Yes please! :D

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daizycutter
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:47:45 AM
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just finished playing the first one the other nite !! grafix were poor in areas the eyes of the characters looked like they had really bad cataracts!! good game tho on the whole worth a play i thort ..although i only paid £9.99 for it in the bargin bin

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kraygen
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:50:04 AM
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I have yet to play a star wars game where I feel like I have the power of a jedi or sith. Granted old republic 1 & 2 were absolutely amazing, the gameplay didn't leave me feeling like I was the powerful one.

Force unleashed gave me hope for that uber awesome feeling, only to be stabbed in the back by the cold, clammy, knife of reality.

Doubt the second will be any better. My response to Lucas arts and their announcement.
Just consider Force Unleashed 2 initials and that about says it all.

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Shams
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 4:22:57 PM

Haha, "FU2". I didn't see that. Harsh, though. I agree with you about the nuisances. I guess I'm just more of a Star Wars nut to forgive it all.

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Shiva369
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:51:32 AM
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I'll give this a rent and see...felt let down by the first one, although I have to say the Wii version was quite fun *ducks for cover*

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___________
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 3:01:57 AM
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wow im surprised there announcing the release date so early, especially since we have what 1 trailer on the game.
no pics, no previews, no interviews, nothing!
i really enjoyed the first game it was actually fun for a change, which is more than i can say about most games. sadly :(
but all this secretiveness following the title certainly has not struck confidence in me, maybe there waiting till E3.
normally we have heaps of info on a game that was announced 6 months ago, hell we have more info on batman AA2 than this for peeks sake!

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:06:59 AM
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I hope it comes with Move support. And the action slows down a touch to cater to reaction times.

Now THAT would be awesome.

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:17:43 AM

I would like that too...as soon as I can pull off all the sweet maneuvers that a Jedi/Sith can. Until then, no thanks.

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JackC8
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:57:15 AM
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The trailer certainly looks cool. I'll probably have to get this if it lives up to the trailer. I only got a few hours into the first game, I got sick of the robot junkyard planet. The "force push" thing was pretty inaccurate, and the thought of going through the first little boss battle with that crummy mechanic just didn't appeal to me. I'm really - seriously! - meaning to finish it up some day.

I agree about announcing stuff on Facebook and Twitter. I don't have any interest in either of those sites.

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FullmetalX10
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 7:40:53 AM
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They should implement PSMove usability with this one, all those star wars fans(lots n' lots o' peepz) want to screw around with lightsabers, why not give em the chance right here, it will end up selling both the game and the Move, proving that, next to Socom, there are hardcore games which utilize the Move. If it is done right that is.

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photo K
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 9:39:21 AM

i second that, I'm a SW fan and I would love to use a light saber, as long as it was very accurate.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 8:08:36 AM
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They have the first one at the pawn shop I've talked about, now I really wanna pick it up before the second one comes out!

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photo K
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 9:38:36 AM

get it, its pretty fun.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:46:12 AM

Pawn shop? For how much? This game retails for $19.99 brand new. Don't be cheap dude. =)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 11:38:44 AM
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7 million? The game wasn't even that good. Got boring after an hour of mashing buttons. Guess it goes to show that the Star Wars franchise is alive and well.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:03:46 PM

Yeah, but it has trophies now.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:09:32 PM

Indeed. Star Wars won't go anywhere. I look forward to watching the movies in order with my Grandchildren when that day comes!

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:30:32 PM

Max, you have to watch them 4, 5, 6 then 1, 2, 3.

Don't watch them in numerical order.

Think of when he says, Luke, I am your father. That won't be as powerful, becuase if they see 1, 2, 3 first, they will already know.

Also, they will know Yoda as an old slow mutant because they saw 4, 5, 6 then 1, and then when he kicks a$$ in 2, they will get a kick out of it.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 1:32:17 PM

Of course I would start with Phantom Menace (Episode 1) and work our way to Return of the Jedi (Episode 6).

I want the movies to tell the story start to finish...

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 3:21:18 PM

Max, I weep for your grandchildren. But it would be entertaining to watch the fight you will have with your son or son-in-law (which ever the case may be) to try and convince them that seeing them in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 order is the way to go for their wee ones.

Good luck champ.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 11:57:39 AM

Not sure I understand your stance. How can seeing Anakin as Vader BEFORE he was a Jedi benefit anything?

The movies are intended to be watch in order, like all stories are. Maybe you are type who starts in the middle of a book.

If they don't know that Anakin becomes Vader, that's even better. Or where the Stormtroopers came from. Starting a story at mid point makes little sense.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 2:47:30 PM

Max, I'm just joshing with yah.

However, I have to chuckle at your comment...
"Starting a story at mid point makes little sense."

What order did you watch them in? Am I to assume then that you like to read a book starting in the middle?

Star Wars is unique in that sense. I suppose if you present me with a book that it can be argued that it makes good sense to start in the middle, then I would consider it.

The irony is I am trying to figure the order to watch them with my youngest son when he is ready in a few years. My oldest son and I go back and forth about it as to the pros and cons. Makes for good conversation when you are driving to McDonalds. =)

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:26:30 PM

HA HA! You got me there. I hated watching the Star Wars movies out of sequence. In my book, it was the biggest mistake Lucas made.

Indeed sir. One of kids is still into Star Wars with his dad, the other? It seems he is getting to be too cool. LOL

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:17:25 PM
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personally I liked the first one, played it to death, and still do. ..but then I love StarWars...


*offtopic* anyone seen that grindhouse ver of A New Hope yet? lol.. its good!

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 12:20:55 PM
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erm.. just watched the trailer.. wasnt that the trailer for Infamous 2? lol XD

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:04:34 PM
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100% not interested in ant kind Facebook, My Space, & not so much for twitting either.

Now, as for StarWars Unleashed 2, well maybe

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Imagi
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 2:13:58 PM
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What a vandal, they will never ask him back again!

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 4:36:21 PM

Ok, I'll play along... Imagi, what the hell are you talking about???

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Imagi
Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 12:24:31 AM

From the video, the guys antics in the corridor, for all we know it could be a fire exit, most irresponsible.

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hadouken
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 @ 6:32:28 PM
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I really didn't expect to see this until 2011 but bring it on!

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