Despite the somewhat silly and slightly confusing story, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will probably end up being another solid Star Wars game. I can’t think of a reason why dismembering Stormtroopers and unleashing some Force power rage wouldn’t be fun. Of course the story is bound to have some interesting bits as well despite its slightly fan-fictiony basis. The first Force Unleashed game had some nice callbacks to the main Star Wars trilogy through the inclusion of Princess Leia and TFU2 looks to be doing the same with another iconic Star Wars character.
MTV News recently spoke with voice actor Maurice Lamarche, who you may remember was the actor who revealed he was voicing Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. Well Mr. Lamarche seems to like teasing us of his upcoming roles as he dropped this tidbit:
[quote=Maurice Lamarche] "I'll just say that I have been paid to say the words 'May the Force be with you.' That's all I'll say. I'll just add that I won't be ordering any calamari anytime soon. It's given me a new respect for calamari, if you know what I'm saying. It's not a trap. This adventure takes place a long time before the trap."[/quote]
So obviously it looks like Mr. Lamarche will be playing the classic character of Admiral Ackbar. With the “subtle” calamari and trap references it’s pretty much a lock we’ll see Mr. It’s a Trap in a future Star Wars game. While it’s likely that Ackbar will show up in The Force Unleashed 2, it’s not entirely guaranteed. After all there are several Star Wars games in the pipeline such as The Old Republic and the recently revealed Star Wars game for Microsoft’s Kinetic.
My money is on Mr. Ackbar appearing in TFU2 since his back-story (Star Wars geek time) presents a possible cross-over with TFU protag Starkiller. I guess we’ll find out sooner or later as LucasArts will have to put the hype machine in hyperdrive as The Force Unleashed 2 will be available this October. Give us a Force Unleashed 2 trailer featuring Admiral Ackbar and I guarantee that’ll push an additional 50K units.
[Via MTV Multiplayer]