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Wii version of FU previewed 05 Mar, 2008, 22:02 / 6 comments

Australian Gamer's 'Yug' has had a hands-on preview of the Wii version of The Force Unleashed. The game is being built from the ground up using a different engine to the LucasArts' Xbox360 & PS3 versions.
The wiimote motions control the swing of your lightsaber – horizontal movement makes a horizontal swing, vertical movement make a vertical slash, and thrusting the wiimote forward will make your onscreen character do likewise. Although it took a bit of calibration to get the stabbing motion down, the rest of it felt great, with your movements represented on the screen almost instantaneously.

The nunchuck controls your force powers, and this is where the real fun part of the game is. Swinging the nunchuck does a standard Force push, while holding C will shoot bolts of lightning out of your hands. When an object (or character) is highlighted, you can press Z and pick them up, then use the joystick to move them around. From this position you can either hammer the nunchuck down to slam the object into the ground, or let go of Z to send it flying off in whatever direction you were moving it in.

Check out the article & screenshots here.

Comments

  • Sp0tted on 06 Mar, 2008, 03:06…
    The Wii can't process the same amount of data as the other systems, right? So if anything, the game environment may be more limited...?

    But, hell, as long as LA is making games for the Wii, I'm in. It's the only console I own.
  • Udvarnoky on 06 Mar, 2008, 03:22…
    Sounds more like they're hiring other companies to make Wii games for them. I don't think LucasArts has made or is making an internally developed Wii game yet.
  • The Tingler on 06 Mar, 2008, 16:44…
    There was an interview about the Wii's limitations with Force Unleashed a while back - one of the things the Wii can't handle is the Euphoria animation system, so Krome have had to replace it with a different system that's good, but not as good as Euphoria.
  • telarium on 06 Mar, 2008, 17:28…
    Unless this new system involves people holding hands, it is not acceptable!
  • The Tingler on 05 Mar, 2008, 23:21…
    "Darth Desolous"? Nice.
  • Udvarnoky on 05 Mar, 2008, 22:12…
    As suggested, it sounds like the versions LucasArts aren't developing (everything but the 360 and PS3 versions) are going to be totally different. A similar situation is said to be the case with Indiana Jones.