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Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Announced For The DS

Posted by Aleksander Aasnes

Yesterday, The french publisher Ubisoft announced that they will be releasing a new Star Wars game for the Nintendo DS, the game is called Star Wars: Lethal Alliance and it's the first original Star Wars game that is being made exclusively for handheld systems.

The game is in the action-adventure genre, and will let the players play through a new story that takes place between Episode III: Revenge of The Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Immersed in this huge universe, players will be able to embody both Twi’lek Rianna Saren and her security droid Zeeo. Hired by the Rebel Alliance, the player must do whatever it takes to uncover the Death Star, The empire's most secret item.

"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."

Key Features:

One-of-a-kind collaborative fighting: Combine the elite weaponry and acrobatic skills of Rianna with the multifunctional defensive and slicing support of Zeeo to create a formidable team. Only by working together can you complete perilous missions and ultimately steal the plans for the Death Star.

Epic gameplay and cinematic action: From the chaotic planet of Coruscant to the dusty, dangerous alleys of Mos Eisley, Rianna and Zeeo must use an arsenal of tricks to complete their mission. Set up holographic disguises to fool Imperial guards, commandeer gun turrets, master death-defying flying escapes and battle carnivorous beasts.

First original Star Wars game built exclusively for handhelds: Multiplayer modes enhance collaborative gameplay while taking advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP system and Nintendo DS.

Iconic environments and characters: Your mission takes you to classic destinations such as the Death Star and Tatooine, and allows you to discover never-before-seen locations on Despayre, Danuta and Alderaan. Each new environment offers encounters with unforgettable Star Wars characters and species, including Boba Fett, Kyle Katarn, Princess Leia Organa, Darth Vader, Imperial officers, Rodians, Quarren and stormtroopers.

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for the Nintendo DS is currently under development at Ubisoft's Casablanca Studio, and is scheduled for release December this year.

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