By Keith C. Smith
Ubisoft today announced [i]Star Wars: Lethal Alliance[/i], the first original Star Wars game for the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS.
Set for a worldwide launch in December 2006, [i]Star Wars: Lethal Alliance[/i] will take place between Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope. You will take on the role of a Twi’lek named Rianna Saren who is accompanied by an interesting looking security droid named Zeeo. Having been hired by the Rebel Alliance, Rianna and her mechanical minion must perform the vital task of uncovering the Empire’s ultimate plan, The Death Star.
“Ubisoft is honored to announce this exciting and innovative Star Wars game, the first original game in the legendary franchise built to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP system and the DS,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. “We have worked closely with LucasArts to create a game that further develops the Star Wars universe, and unveils some of the mysteries that have kept millions of fans enthralled for decades.”
The game promises to have a one-of-a-kind “collaborative fighting” system in which you must combine the elite weaponry and acrobatic skills of Rianna with the multifunctional defensive and slicing support of Zeeo. You will also need to set up holographic disguises, commandeer gun turrets and pilot starships to infiltrate and escape with your life. The story takes place in several locations, many of which have never been seen before, including Despayre, Danuta and Alderaan.
Like any good Star Wars game, you can expect to see many of its hallmark characters including Boba Fett, Kyle Katarn, Princess Leia and of course, the Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.
Both versions of the game are expected to have multiplayer capabilities and are said to take advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP and Nintendo DS. Does that mean we can expect to use the stylus or hook up to our Wi-Fi connections to play? Check back with MyGamer regularly for more details we get them.