updated 02:50 pm EDT, Wed July 16, 2008
Force Unleashed for iPhone
An iPhone port of LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is in development, news from E3 reveals. To be published by THQ Wireless, the game is a scaled-down version of its counterparts on other consoles such as the Wii and Xbox 360. Instead of roaming about in a free-scrolling, fully 3D universe, players travel through a series of static environments similar to earlier Resident Evil games. The game uses the phone's accelerometer only to change aspect ratio; the touchscreen is used for all player actions, including gesture-driven Force throws and lightsaber swings.
The plot, depicted in cutscenes, puts gamers in the role of an apprentice to Darth Vader, learning to master incredible Force powers shortly after the rise of the Empire. No App Store price has been mentioned, but the game should ship on September 16th, the same date as all other editions.