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LucasArts Unleashing Yoda In The Force Unleashed II

Insert backwards-sounding Yoda-speak here.

Proving that everyone in the Star Wars universe really does know everyone else, LucasArts brings word from the Celebration V festival currently taking place in Florida that everyone's favorite sagely frog-thing Yoda will be making an appearance alongside Young Starkiller in The Force Unleashed II.
 
Here's the official pitch. 

Starkiller, having escaped the clutches of Darth Vader on the planet Kamino, senses something calling out to him from the planet Dagobah. Arriving there, he encounters a familiar face and one of the most powerful Jedi to ever live – Yoda. Outside of the iconic Cave of Evils, Yoda provides Starkiller with crucial insight about the inner turmoil tearing his mind apart and his quest to reunite with Juno Eclipse. 

 
And here's some screenshots! 
 


And here's the video evidence! 
 
  
   
 
Whose ears are tingling over this news? I still need to finish the original Force Unleashed before this sequel comes along later in the year. Attempting to play through that game on hard just for the achievements was not a great idea. Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

Proving that everyone in the Star Wars universe really does know everyone else, LucasArts brings word from the Celebration V festival currently taking place in Florida that everyone's favorite sagely frog-thing Yoda will be making an appearance alongside Young Starkiller in The Force Unleashed II.
 
Here's the official pitch. 

Starkiller, having escaped the clutches of Darth Vader on the planet Kamino, senses something calling out to him from the planet Dagobah. Arriving there, he encounters a familiar face and one of the most powerful Jedi to ever live – Yoda. Outside of the iconic Cave of Evils, Yoda provides Starkiller with crucial insight about the inner turmoil tearing his mind apart and his quest to reunite with Juno Eclipse. 

 
And here's some screenshots! 
 


And here's the video evidence! 
 
  
   
 
Whose ears are tingling over this news? I still need to finish the original Force Unleashed before this sequel comes along later in the year. Attempting to play through that game on hard just for the achievements was not a great idea.
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Posted by PeasantAbuse

Just finished the first game yesterday, this one should be good.

Edited by InfamousBIG

Anyways, when you let Yoda off his leash, shit gets fucked up.  

Posted by themangalist

ugghhh i always felt like they're overdoing the backward speaking part of yoda. He (?) never spoke like that as much in the original trilogy. Now he just sounds awkward.

Posted by chickdigger802

Did starkiller get a new hairdoo?
 
This yoda actually looks pretty good. At least on par with revenge of the sith.
 
Let's just hope you don't actually fight yoda... that would make a few fanboys angry would it not?
 
Would be nice if there is a mission in which you are yoda and wrecking shit =P

Posted by PeasantAbuse
@InfamousBIG:
Haha, I would have been first if I was a moron who says "derp".
Posted by Diamond

Seems pretty well done to me.  If they could keep this quality up in storytelling throughout that'd be pretty appealing to me.

Posted by Yzzerdd

 

 

Posted by Atomasist
@BitRain said:
" derp "
Thank you for your insight.
Posted by thatguyfosho

This seems like it could be pretty interesting, but themangalist does have a point. Yoda is flipping his sentences way too much.

Posted by Brad
@Yzzerdd: The Plinkett reviews of the prequels almost justify how awful the prequels ended up being. Can't wait for the Revenge of the Sith one.
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Posted by IkariNoTekken

'Insert backwards-sounding Yoda-speak here.'   
 
Mmm...Interesting news, this is.

Posted by Gabriel
@Brad said:
" @Yzzerdd: The Plinkett reviews of the prequels almost justify how awful the prequels ended up being. Can't wait for the Revenge of the Sith one. "
Revenge of the Sith was the best of the three, though that's not saying a lot he'll probably rip it a new one.
Posted by Izick

Cash in, this is.

Posted by Milkman
@Izick said:
" Cash in, this is. "
How is anything related to Star Wars not a cash in? That makes no sense.
Posted by Lies
@Brad: There's an EVEN HARDER difficulty level that unlocks when you beat Sith Lord.
 
And then you have to play the whole game over again to get that achievement.
Posted by Luck3ySe7en

Crap, something tells me that part in the cave of evils is going to be tough as hell.

Posted by Milkman
@Gabriel said:
" @Brad said:
" @Yzzerdd: The Plinkett reviews of the prequels almost justify how awful the prequels ended up being. Can't wait for the Revenge of the Sith one. "
Revenge of the Sith was the best of the three, though that's not saying a lot he'll probably rip it a new one. "
I don't know. I don't think Revenge of the Sith is THAT bad. But yeah, certainly 100 times better than the first two.
Posted by Green_Incarnate

You know what. Since they're going all crazy with the storyline and all, they should just have Luke join the dark side and become the emperor's new apprentice.

Posted by Landon
@Izick said:
" Cash in, this is. "
Yeah, I'm really excited for the new Star Wars movi-...wait.
Posted by Landon
@Green_Incarnate said:
" You know what. Since they're going all crazy with the storyline and all, they should just have Luke join the dark side and become the emperor's new apprentice. "
The Force Unleashed is canon with the Star Wars universe. Doing that wouldn't make any sense.
Posted by baron_calamity
@Green_Incarnate:
Sure. Why not? At this point, they should just open up and have some fun.
Posted by csl316
@Yzzerdd said:

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This video series is amazing.
Posted by kidzombie

Seeing the evidence has certainly piqued my interest

Posted by Sharpshooter

 
I need to go lie done. Why can't Lucas leave Empire alone and come up with some original stuff. Why couldn't Starkiller have found another hidden Jedi to help him. General Kotta could still be alive.  
 
Theres paying homage and theres ripping off, I'll leave the decision as to where this falls to you.

Posted by Roger778

I am super-excited that Yoda is going to be in this game, as well as Boba Fett. 
 
I can't wait for the game to come out this fall.
Posted by Olivaw

The screenshots actually look exactly like Empire Strikes Back. Like, exactly. 
 
That being said, I did not care for Force Unleashed much at all. Maybe the sequel will be better.

Posted by bartok

Your going to call me crazy but fuck Jedi.  Outside of the awesome Jedi Knight series for the PC I have not had too much fun playing as one.  Let me play a Star Wars game with a character I actually care about like Han Solo and Chewbacca.   

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Edited by TadThuggish

thoughts from blog:
 
" I like this whole bridging-the-gap-between-the-prequels-and-originals idea.  I like how TFU did it.  There’s such unneeded, unnecessary, and mostly unfounded vitriol for the prequels that people are so obsessed with “JAR JAR SUCKS HE IS A GAY AND HE SUCKS” that they can’t look past it and whatever other bad there may be (which I admit), and appreciate the good in the films.  There’s a lot of good.  Were the prequels as perfect as pure films as the originals?  No.  They have issues all of their own, but just because hearing a character be called “Ani” sparks your ultra-masculinity bone and you flip out in a rage scared that your balls will shrink doesn’t make the planets, creatures, concepts, character designs, battles, fights, or emotions any less valid.  I feel like those at the forefront of Star Wars lore (most likely not George Lucas by this point) really care about fixing the problems with the prequels without leaving them in the dust.  By cutting the fat, it’s possible that a day will come when the mere thought of Kamino or a Toydarian doesn’t trigger a negative Pavlovian response."
 
Before it becomes an issue/question, I'd just like to point out that while the Plinkett reviews are really funny, they are also insanely opinionated which is made way worse when they claim not to be, they get a good chunk of the material of the movie they are reviewing wrong, and in some cases even purposefully lead the viewer astray.  The guy set his mind into "hate this movie hate this movie hate this movie no matter what" mode, so when it came time to throw a 90-minute review together, he had to lie to the audience to further prove his point.  Granted, most people haven't seen the films since their original release and will gladly swallow whatever he says due to somewhat similar feelings.   There's nothing wrong with carefully dissecting a movie and pointing out its flaws, but it breaches into offensive territory when your plot details are incorrect, then the incorrect plot details of your mind are used as means to justify your anger.

Posted by Andorski

This is such a pathetic attempt to win over casual Star Wars fans. 
 
Real Star Wars fans want a cameo of Yaddle. 
 

Posted by Synthballs
@InfamousBIG said:
" GODDAMN IT GODDAMN IT GODDAMN IT IM SECOND FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK. 
 
Anyways, when you let Yoda off his leash, shit gets fucked up.   EDIT: THIRD?  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
Wow, way to be obnoxious man.  
 
But back on topic, this game keeps getting better and better. I was a huge fan of the first one, it was just a little too short for my liking.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

You see, the Star Wars expanded universe isn't much more than licensed Fan Fiction. Sometimes it's good, as in the case of the first Force Unleashed and like... Jedi Knight... or something. Other times it becomes so hilariously implausible and fan-servicey that you can't help but laugh. This is an example of the second.

Posted by Toxin066

I thought SW:TFU2 (phonetically - Ess Double-You-Tee-Effootwo?) was supposed to be bigger badder and more badass? Not smaller, greener, and more sage.

Posted by Demyx

I also need to finish the first game. Sadly enough I have the Wii version and I really don't like the controls. So I'll probably have to buy another copy for PS3. Sounds interesting.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Really? Fuck this man, is Lucas just going to have that emo twit retconned into EVERYTHING cool about the original trilogy? His crest is the symbol of the Rebel Alliance and now he was really the first one to meet Yoda. IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?!

Posted by Jayzilla

not a fan of Star Wars: EXTREME! sorry, it just ain't my bag. Either are Sith and Jedi healing classes in that joke of an MMO that bioware is doing. 

Posted by President_Barackbar
@Landon:  Except for the part where it totally happened in the EU. Really.
Posted by Landon
@President_Barackbar:  Had no idea about this. My knowledge of Star Wars doesn't go past the games and movies. Everything that happens after seems way to complicated for me.
Posted by TwoOneFive
@Andorski said:
" This is such a pathetic attempt to win over casual Star Wars fans. 
 
Real Star Wars fans want a cameo of Yaddle. 
 
"
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.no. 
Posted by nmarchan

Man Starkiller is turning into SUCH a Mary Sue.

Posted by MisterMouse

no surprise there....

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

Yoda is adorable

Posted by JackSukeru

SOLD! 
 
Not really but this game is still on my "it might not be completely terrible" list.

Posted by JackSukeru
@Landon said:
" @Izick said:
" Cash in, this is. "
Yeah, I'm really excited for the new Star Wars movi-...wait. "
Are you misunderstanding the term "cash in" as something that can only be related to a movie licence game rather than, say, a sequel to a game that sold millions and that goes out of its way in order to bring back its protagonist that should, by all accounts, be dead and gone forever after the first game?
 
Or am I the one misunderstanding something here?
Posted by Landon
@RockmanBionics said:
" @Landon said:
" @Izick said:
" Cash in, this is. "
Yeah, I'm really excited for the new Star Wars movi-...wait. "
Are you misunderstanding the term "cash in" as something that can only be related to a movie licence game rather than, say, a sequel to a game that sold millions and that goes out of its way in order to bring back its protagonist that should, by all accounts, be dead and gone forever after the first game? Or am I the one misunderstanding something here? "
Yes, but did we not crave a sequel? I did. I wanted the other half of what made the first game so awesome. It had story, but the gameplay was lacking, and the sequel looks to have fixed that.
Posted by S0ndor
@Landon said:
" @RockmanBionics said:
" @Landon said:
" @Izick said:
" Cash in, this is. "
Yeah, I'm really excited for the new Star Wars movi-...wait. "
Are you misunderstanding the term "cash in" as something that can only be related to a movie licence game rather than, say, a sequel to a game that sold millions and that goes out of its way in order to bring back its protagonist that should, by all accounts, be dead and gone forever after the first game? Or am I the one misunderstanding something here? "
Yes, but did we not crave a sequel? I did. I wanted the other half of what made the first game so awesome. It had story, but the gameplay was lacking, and the sequel looks to have fixed that. "
Breaking news, people like to make money and the primary goal of a businesses is to make a profit!
 
Moving on...
Edited by JackSukeru
@Landon: I did not crave a sequel, but since we are getting one, I might as well hope for the best. 
 
I did sort of enjoy the combat in the first game after a while, even though it felt very "game-y" compared to what I feel actual starwars lightsaber combat should be like (one hit kills against most non lighsaber weilders, ability to sever limbs of enemies). I hated the boss battles without exception, the part where you pulled down the star destroyer, and a small bunch of other things not worth the time to list, if the sequel has fixed these issues I'd be more than willing to play through it. 
 
I watched some gameplay footage since I hadn't actually seen any yet, and my takeaway is that it is still very much the same game as it's predecessor in terms of mechanics, something you can't really fault it for, but it's also not necessarily what I want out of a Star Wars game. (oh and it's got severing of limbs which is cool, even though you slice the guy half a dozen times first :/ )
Posted by skrutop

Just as long as you don't wind up either fighting him, or unlocking him as a playable character or something.  I've seen enough of Yoda flipping around like an idiot.

Posted by thomasriis1987

I'm so sorry, but i'm tired of Yoda

Posted by FritzDude

 
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