Wii’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’ Blasts Onto The Nintendo Switch


The Nintendo Switch has been sort of a dumping ground for shovelware and decade’s old Lucasarts games over the past few years. However, it’s not all bad because many older Star Wars games are far superior to what we’ve seen EA crap out since the company took over the license.

However, sometimes Nintendo really should be a bit more selective when it comes to what it ports over to the Switch.


We spotted this news over at GameSpot that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be forcing its way onto the Switch on April 20th. The big disappointment is that the Wii’s version of the 2008 Lucasarts title is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Originally The Force Unleashed was launched on PC, XBOX 360, PS3, and the underpowered Wii.

The Force Unleashed on the Wii was noticeably different from the other versions. The Wii required controller waggling rather than QTEs being just the push of a button. TFE also had severely downgraded graphics. The trailer above shows that the waggle controls are still there, but hopefully, they can be turned off. Then again, why buy this version when the XBOX 360 one is backwards compatible with the XBOX One and XBOX Series X?

Although Nintendo states that the Switch will receive an enhanced rendition of the game, the trailer shows something that still looks subpar compared to even the XBOX 360 game. Unfortunately, it is a situation that was probably inescapable since it would be too costly to port over the PC version of a 14-year-old game.


The Force Unleashed and its sequel were fun non-canon projects, exploring the possibilities of a galaxy where the Force was much more powerful. All the Force powers were amplified to provide a larger-than-life experience, and for the most part, it was enjoyable.

The DLC packs for the first game let you fight Obi-Wan, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie throughout the Original Trilogy. Unfortunately, the game was not perfect and suffered from an annoying camera and some sloppy platforming sections.

[Source: GameSpot]

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