After having been off the radar a bit since it's announcement, the hype train for The Force Unleashed
is finally leaving the station
. Though it's destinations do seem to be a rather strange: the latest being a three page article at, of all places, Vanity Fair
's website. In the article, the ostensibly mainstream writer is actually rather friendly to the game, praising the team, the technology and more. Unfortunately, if you've been following the game at all then there isn't really much news here.
The real news for us followers is the host of new screens from the game, exclusive to Vanity Fair
. Though they are quite small, they do give an idea of the visual fidelity that the team is shooting for this summer as well as the first look at few characters outside of concept art (Shaak Ti, and your protocol droid). There is a video up as well, which while slow to get going and rather short, is still full of eight kinds of awesome. The article itself has some nice tidbits even if you have been following the game (such as the confirmation that you will play as Darth Vader
for at least a bit of the game) and is a good read, but it's Vanity Fair
, they're not going to be dropping any megatons with this one. Still, it's nice to see video games moving toward the mainstream in even a small way.