Boba Fett breakin’ hearts, collectin’ bounties in The Force Unleashed II

The galaxy’s most beloved bounty hunter will be playing an integral role in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, according to LucasArts’ Haden Blackman, who penned the story for both the first game and its Boba Fett-enhanced sequel.

“We didn’t want to just throw Boba Fett or other characters in the game just for the sake of making a fan appearance,” said Blackman. “But it really made sense for [Vader] to hire Boba Fett.”

As the game opens, Vader’s wayward apprentice Starkiller, having gotten the rebellion ball rolling, is wisely hyper-spacing the hell away from the cloning facilities on Kamino. Enter Boba Fett, whom Vader enlists to hunt down his former protege.

“[Boba Fett] really has become a rich character over time, and for us to have him show up in a small but pivotal role was exciting. We give him what I think is a satisfying character arc. He starts in one place emotionally and physically, and ends up in a different place,” said Blackman. “Fans just want more stories about him…There are definitely more stories we can tell with this character.”