The Force Unleashed Demo Sets New Record

All the Star Wars fans that also own an Xbox 360 can congratulate themselves for a job well done. Be it through an organized effort or actions driven by their unconscious, they have managed to make the demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed the most downloaded one on the console.

The demo has more than 1 million downloads on Xbox Live in less than eight days since launch, beating the previous record, held by Too Human from Silicon Knights, which needed nine days to reach the same number of downloads.

The PlayStation Network version of the game demo did not do too bad either. The two versions combined have more than 2.3 million downloads, which means that at least that many people are genuinely interested in what the game has to offer.

The Force Unleashed promises to put the players in the role of one Sith apprentice, whose lord is Darth Vader. The mission of the apprentice is to find and kill a variety of Jedi and Republic characters while developing ever greater Dark Side Force powers. There should be a twist in there somewhere, as the ending of the game seems to pit you against your Dark master.

The demo was pretty fun when I played it, with Imperial stormtroopers flying around and doors blown open via the awesome power of a Force push. The game looks good and handles well, although the camera is a bit unresponsive. The only big drawback for me was the final fight, which pits you against a chicken walker that needs to be taken out via quick time event.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be available in North America on September 16 for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo Wii and the DS. Asia will have to wait one day to get the game while European players will be able to get it on September 19.

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