updated 04:25 pm EDT, Thu September 11, 2008
TheMacBox, developers of PhoneSaber, has announced the impending return of the gadget app under the name Lightsaber Unleashed, featuring characters and more from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game. The app displays a virtual lightsaber that makes noises mimicking the motions of the weapon from the Star Wars film. The app was pulled from iTunes after THQ Wireless spoke with TheMacBox about copyright, and the potential of a branded app in its place.
The blog posting reveals that Lightsaber Unleashed will feature the sabers of several of the console game's characters, such as General Rahm Kota and Darth Vader. Lightsaber Unleashed also boasts improved graphics and sound effects, as well as optional dueling music.
TheMacBox mentioned that the app will remain free, and will be available soon.