In less than a month, LucasArts will release their much-anticipated next generation Star Wars video game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- a bold new chapter in the expanding saga that tells a never-before-told tale of Darth Vader's secret apprentice. (And in case you missed the news, a downloadable demo will be available this Thursday!)
For those who cannot wait to explore this story, this is the week to visit bookstores and add The Force Unleashed to your Star Wars bookshelf, as three major titles are unleashed: a novelization, a graphic novel, and a behind-the-scenes book.
First up is the hardcover novelization by Del Rey Books. Best-selling author Sean Williams (co-author of the Force Heretic trilogy of The New Jedi Order series) uses the video game story by Haden Blackman as a foundation for an original novel set in the dark times between Episodes III and IV. WHILE THE VIDEO GAME ITSELF PRESENTS THE PLAYER WITH MYRIAD OPTIONS AND STORY PATHS, THIS NOVEL CAN BE THOUGHT OF AS THE "TRUE STORY" OF THE STARKILLER.
Myriad of story options being...what exactly? Cause the only real story option one has, is weither or not to kill Vader. Other than that, you just go through the story as is. How the player does so isn't gonna be canon because that's gameplay, but that's obvious for pretty much every game that has an actual story to it and has been that way for awhile, it's nothing new.
__________________ "It didn't matter what they'd been before. All that mattered was that they were willing to fight—and maybe die—for the Alliance."―Col Serra.
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__________________ “There are aspects of who we are that can only be revealed to us in the deepest pit of intolerable suffering, in those moments when all else is torn away—when we stand at the very brink of eternity itself and stare death in the face.” —Darth Sidious
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Yes, the light side ending - which the novel follows - is true story of Galen. That isn't news to anyone. Unless you're stretching this to mean every single discrepancy between the different versions has the novel taking priority.
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