Star Wars: The Force Unleashed wasn’t quite the amazing game that everyone had hoped it would be (my thoughts here), but a whole damn lot of you picked it up. It’s the fastest-selling Star Wars game in history, in fact, selling a total of six million copies worldwide so far. That’s a whole lot of angsty Sith Lords battling with cameras.
But it has taken its time getting to PCs and Macs. Thankfully Lucasarts and Aspyr Media just announced that they’re going to be bringing it out for both platforms with a few extras that might have made it worth the wait. Coming this fall Star Wars The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition will hit, and it will contain all the extra costumes and DLC of its console brethren, as well as three bonus levels.
The first extra mission is already available as DLC for consoles. It takes place at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant where the secret apprentice learns more about his father and fights off his inner demons (with a lightsaber).
The second (and first brand new) one is much more interesting and is part of a new Star Wars “Infinities” storyline that is basically a mini reboot of the franchise. It re-imagines the end of Star Wars as if the apprentice had take Darth Vader’s spot as the Emperor’s right hand man, and he is sent to Tatooine to fight Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the level you’ll also explore Jabba The Hutt’s Palace and fight Boba Fett. Pretty awesome, and apparently the evil ending was canon!
The last level will conclude the Infinities storyline with (sigh) a Hoth level. After the billions of Hoth levels we’ve already played through already I’d hope for something, anything else, but at least this one won’t have you tying up an ATAT’s feet with a tow cable.
Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers who want in on the action will be able to get the Tatooine level as DLC from Xbox Live or the PSN for an undisclosed amount, but the only way they can play the Hoth level is to pick up the repackaged “Ultimate Sith Edition” of the game! Bastards.
Still, for a game that’s fun in bits and spurts these sound like fun little timewasters. We’ll let you know when there’s a date set in stone.