“Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” delayed?

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According to leading online consumer site, Amazon.com, the release date for the upcoming PS3, XBox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, and DS game “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” has been changed from April 1st to August 26th. Apparently Darth Vader’s duties in SoulCalibur 4 are keeping him from his proper duties. File this one under rumor for now, but given the rabid nature of the fan base (I’m looking at you, guy in the Chewbacca costume) I wouldn’t be too surprised if we saw an announcement from LucasArts before too long.

With Amazon not really prone to random release date changes, I find this to be a fairly credible lead. Here’s to hoping there’s shenanagins afoot. The Gamestop machine still has the game targeting April Fool’s Day, so there’s still hope out there young padawan.

“Star Wars: The Force Unleashed”, which takes place after the rise of the Galactic Empire, between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, is set to fill in some of the gaps that many have wondered about since the introduction of the the second trilogy. Namely, “what the hell was Darth Vader up to?” during his mogul building days.

With such high ambitions it seems almost impossible to live up to the promises, but we’ll see. With interesting gameplay mechanics like the Force transforming enemies into bombs, direct Light Saber control announced for the Wii (along with an exclusive wii-saber duel mode), and an emphasis on gigantic boss battles, this should be any convention goers dream.