Giant Bomb News

96 Comments

The Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II E3 2010 Trailer

Yo, Starkiller, you're in a trap!

Imagine if koala bears axed each other on a whim. One koala grabs some eucalyptus for another in a stupid little tree, and boom; dead by koala bear teeth. I bet if this was the case, koalas would build some distrust for their own species. But the Sith? Even though these dudes burn each other every second, they tend to pal around as if a venom-laced koala bite isn't coming. Case in point, apprentice Starkiller and Darth Vader in the new E3 2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II trailer. Vader straight betrayed Starkiller in the last game, but hey, here he is, chilling with Vader again. And, as you'll see below, Vader tries to level the kid. 
 

== TEASER ==The footage comes courtesy of GameTrailers and it's all cut-scene, CG-type stuff. There's some dual-wielding lightsaber action, dramatic Stormtrooper kills, and a battle with a force-launching robot that appears as if it could be based on a real fight in the game--a fight that might be QTE-heavy like the boss battles in the original TFU. (I'm hoping for less clunk and sexier button presentations if QTEs return.)
 
I gotta note, I'm getting the feeling that there'll be more than one clone-Starkiller in TFUII. Link II-style shadow fight confirmation incoming? A man can dream.
    
96 Comments
  • 96 results
  • 1
  • 2
Posted by BradNicholson

Imagine if koala bears axed each other on a whim. One koala grabs some eucalyptus for another in a stupid little tree, and boom; dead by koala bear teeth. I bet if this was the case, koalas would build some distrust for their own species. But the Sith? Even though these dudes burn each other every second, they tend to pal around as if a venom-laced koala bite isn't coming. Case in point, apprentice Starkiller and Darth Vader in the new E3 2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II trailer. Vader straight betrayed Starkiller in the last game, but hey, here he is, chilling with Vader again. And, as you'll see below, Vader tries to level the kid. 
 

== TEASER ==The footage comes courtesy of GameTrailers and it's all cut-scene, CG-type stuff. There's some dual-wielding lightsaber action, dramatic Stormtrooper kills, and a battle with a force-launching robot that appears as if it could be based on a real fight in the game--a fight that might be QTE-heavy like the boss battles in the original TFU. (I'm hoping for less clunk and sexier button presentations if QTEs return.)
 
I gotta note, I'm getting the feeling that there'll be more than one clone-Starkiller in TFUII. Link II-style shadow fight confirmation incoming? A man can dream.
    
Edited by FunExplosions

Rock it Real
 
So it's like Neo fighting Smith?

Edited by Vorbis

Great, now all I can think about are koala bears.

Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan

I hereby propose "Rock it Real" be the only acceptable first post on all things Giant Bomb. Any posters of just "first" from now on, will be shot.

Posted by Venatio

Looks great

Posted by PenKaizen

Chet likes Koala Bears.

Edited by FireSketch

I kinda wish publishers would wait a couple more days to release stuff.
I know they're trying to get inb4hotstuff, but I like getting a ton of news at once.
 
(edited to prevent gay jokes)

Posted by Llama

This is rather boring to me. Starkiller seems completely invulnerable

Posted by El33tPanda

I kind of liked the first game, if this is just an overall better gameplay experience, then count me in. Dual-wielding lightsabers seems like an awesome idea

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

Awesome! Can you play as a Stormtrooper in this game?

Posted by MeatSim

Seriously this can't  be canon.

Posted by Yummylee

Absolutely amazing trailer. I'd be ok if TFU II was just a 30 minute episode of Starkiller raiding through everything to reach Vader..and inevitably die...again.

Posted by ToxicFruit

Really interested in seeing how they are going to do this one

Posted by Brockly46

first one was great, hope this one will be better

Posted by applet0n

*sigh* The usage of clones to continue the story is just lazy.

Posted by BradNicholson
@PenKaizen: Amen!
Posted by limewizard

This looks great, but I got confused wheter it was CGI or actors. But it became clear at the end :)

Posted by Zaapp1

For having 0 gameplay, that was pretty good.

Posted by pumpactionpregenancy
@applet0n said:
" *sigh* The usage of clones to continue the story is just lazy. "
Just think of them as Jedi Zombies
Posted by Slique

Hopefully LucasArts will man up this time and include some good ol' fashioned dismemberment.
 
And I swear, if they include one more force-resistant enemy type, I may just pull my hair out.

Posted by TheHBK

Great, a trailer that shows lightsabers cutting fools up but we know that shit wont be in the game.  Your be clubbing bitches to death with your light bat.  And the way he holds the sabers irritates me so much.  I hate this whole force unleashed thing. 
WHERE THE FUCK IS JEDI KNIGHT 3?

Posted by TheChaos

I jizzed in my pants.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Darth Pwnie shall unite his army of clones and conquer the galaxy!

Posted by Milkman

Looked cool and all but will it fix everything that was wrong with the first game?

Posted by crusader8463

Wasn't as impactful as the TOR cinematic, but still a very nerdgasm inducing video for any Star Wars fan. I just hope they don't completely butcher the PC release this time around, and actually release a playable version.

Online
Posted by CornBREDX

His voice sounded different. Hopefully thats just cus its still in development, I'd like the same guy to return (he still looks like the same guy, Sam Witwer, you know.. the guy from most notably Dexter but he's actually quickly becoming a really good character actor- I saw him first in The Mist (2007)). 
 
Anyway, this cut scene is confusing as in my game I started the rebel alliance (you know, this is one of those reasons why the game shouldnt have had a morality system if they actually wanted you to play a certain way =P cus im gonna be good if given the chance ) and I dont remember anything about going back to vader. 
 
Story is not looking so hot, but we'll see. Gameplay wise I liked the first game so we'll see how it goes. I dont like that he has 2 sabers now though, thats dumb. I thought it was fine with just one, he was actually already over powered with just that.
Posted by Moonshadow101

That voice....  It sounds like Mewtwo from the first Pokemon movie.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

That was AWESOME

Posted by SPACETURTLE

The facial animations in the first was amazing. Really, the whole game was pretty good. Hope this turns out to be even better.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

The first game at least felt enough like Star Wars that I wasn't totally repulsed by it. This seems straight up Expanded Universe level of convoluted nonsense. Clones? Really?

Posted by Undeadpool

It's no pulling a star destroyer out of the sky, but that was pretty cool. 
I just hope they let you actually feel powerful in this game because Force Unleashed 1 has you struggling against even mook enemies.

Posted by Mercanis

Spoilers: Gaius Baltar shoots all the clones in the back.

Posted by yogetoutdaway
@Slique:  get ready to pull your hair out for that very reason.
Posted by RandomInternetUser

That was a pretty awesome CG trailer.  I loved the first game, probably will love this one as well.

Posted by Jayzilla

Super cool trailer, but I am supposed to believe that Vader was gonna entrust the destruction of his apprentice to 7 or 8 Stormtroopers? That's just plain lazy. If this thing was legit, Vader would have choked him out himself. Lame.

Posted by Andorski

Have they explained how this game is going to continue after either of the two endings from the first game?  I'm confused about its continuation.

Posted by DukeT
@ArbitraryWater: Just because they felt like expanding the universe its not real Star Wars? The movie canon doesn't have to be the limit. I never truly understood Star Wars fanboys...
Posted by defenestr8ed

cool dudes never look at explosions, and ninja space wizards only stare intensely at the ground.

Posted by ComixZone

The Force Unleashed 2 in Fall 2010, and The Old Republic sometime in 2011?  Damn good time to be a fan of the Star War.

Posted by LordCraven

Well since this starkiller is a clone maybe he doesn't remember the events of the first game so thats why hes Vaders homeboy again?
Posted by DrBobUK

I reckon one of the final fights will involve you fighting your own clones.

Posted by ArbitraryWater
@DukeT said:
" @ArbitraryWater: Just because they felt like expanding the universe its not real Star Wars? The movie canon doesn't have to be the limit. I never truly understood Star Wars fanboys... "
Maybe it's because most the SW Expanded universe feels like bad fan fiction, which this "Oh, Darth Vader totally had cloning technology which he used to clone his secret apprentice that helped form the Rebel Alliance before valiantly sacrificing himself and that's why he's not in the movies" feels like. The first game already required some suspension of disbelief, but this premise just seems like a lazy way to revive the character and keep the franchise going.
Posted by warmonked

meh. The trailer for the first game was also awesome, so unless the gameplay doesn't suck now... meh.

Edited by Willy105

Awesome trailer.
 
The game will disappoint.
 
The story and music is all I am hyping from this game.
 
@ArbitraryWater said:

" The first game at least felt enough like Star Wars that I wasn't totally repulsed by it. This seems straight up Expanded Universe level of convoluted nonsense. Clones? Really? "

I am guessing you missed Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Posted by plasmafrag

That was a pretty wicked powerslide

Posted by TripleA14

Koalas aren't bears, they're marsupials. If you ever go to Australia and start referring to them as 'Koala bears', people will think you're an idiot. Also, Koalas are so slow and passive that your analogy here makes no sense....and what was the point of bringing up Koalas in an article about a Star Wars game? Weirdo.

Posted by Deusoma
@Willy105 said:
@ArbitraryWater said:
" The first game at least felt enough like Star Wars that I wasn't totally repulsed by it. This seems straight up Expanded Universe level of convoluted nonsense. Clones? Really? "

I am guessing you missed Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. "
I am guessing you missed the fact that the prequel trilogy was utter trash, and that it would be wise for major Star Wars projects to avoid the subject of clones for a while. Of course, you already know what score you're going to give the game, so perhaps I'm wasting my metaphorical breath.
Edited by Garden_Ninja

Trailer looks pretty sweet.  Got me excited until I remembered how garbage the first one was.

Posted by hwarang

This was amazing. Love it.

Posted by Sweep
@Llama said:
" This is rather boring to me. Starkiller seems completely invulnerable "
Not completely, you an kill him with Kryptonite.
Moderator
  • 96 results
  • 1
  • 2