LucasArts Brings A Legendary Jedi Knight And The Power Of The Force To Xbox With Star Wars® Obi-Wan
BRANDISH A LIGHTSABER AND MASTER THE FORCE AGAINST AN INTENSE ONSLAUGHT OF MENACING FOES AND A POWERFUL NEW ENEMY
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- May 17, 2001 -- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC and one of the Star Wars galaxy's greatest heroes make their Xbox video game system debut with the spectacular action game Star Wars Obi-Wan. Expected to release winter 2001, Star Wars Obi-Wan will bring all the drama and intense action of Star Wars to Xbox, one of interactive entertainment's most eagerly anticipated game platforms.
With his lightsaber and the Force to assist him, Obi-Wan works his way through more than 15 treacherous and challenging levels. Throughout the course of the game the legendary Jedi Knight battles an unsavory cast of new and familiar enemies including the menacing Darth Maul, Tusken Raiders, assassin droids, and mysterious new enemy who threatens to upset the balance of power in the Star Wars galaxy. The game's story takes Obi-Wan from the lowest depths of Coruscant to dusty Tatooine and the lush city of Theed.
"Star Wars Obi-Wan for Xbox is an all new game for an all new next generation video game system," says Joel Dreskin, product marketing manager for LucasArts. "Star Wars Obi-Wan immerses players into the role of Jedi Knight as never before. The power of the Force will truly be in their hands giving them the acrobatic abilities and lightsaber prowess of the legendary Jedi Knight."
Obi-Wan's harrowing journey is the central focus of the game's epic story, which begins weeks before the events in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and culminates in a showdown with Darth Maul. During the course of the game Obi-Wan confronts a powerful new adversary known as the Jin'ha.
Taking on the persona of the famous Jedi Knight, players must be clever and resourceful as they master Obi-Wan's combat prowess and Force powers as never before on a console system. The game's lightsaber wielding system will provide players with an advanced level of control and the ability to complete the sophisticated moves of a classically trained Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan's considerable Force abilities include attack, push, pull, throw, defend and jump.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.