The Force Unleashed gets new content, new retail release

New downloadable content is coming for LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The new Tatooine-themed level will pick up at the end of the first game, with Starkiller sent on a mission that will have him crossing light sabers with Obi-Wan Kenobi, exploring Jabba the Hut’s palace and facing down bounty hunter Boba Fett.

But the real news is the upcoming release of a new retail edition for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, which will put your secret Sith apprentice on a collision course with Luke Skywalker. In addition to the exclusive bonus level, the midichlorian-enriched edition will include all the previously released downloadable content, which includes a few new apprentice costumes, character skins, the Jedi Temple level and a few more new apprentice costumes.

I might finally pick this up, despite being initially put off by the mixed reviews, because for all its faults and foibles The Force Unleashed still managed to be both the fastest-selling Star Wars game and LucasArts game ever released. But I can’t help but wonder about all the Star Wars fans who helped it set such a record. I sense a disturbance in the force, as if millions of gamers suddenly cried out, but I can’t tell if they’re excited or enraged.