The story propelling Lucasart’s Force Unleashed is one of apprenticeship, Imperial cleavage, good and evil. It could have been about a wookie superhero, which would have been awesome, but no, George Lucas nixed that idea.
In the latest issue of GamePro, developers Haden Blackman and Julio Torres remember the heady days of 2005, when the team was coming up with ideas on where/when to set Force Unleashed.
“At one point we were kicking around an idea where you were playing a Wookie,” says Blackman. “It was going to be a big open world, and you’d be running around, and you’d be able to grab the heads of AT-STs and throw them at stormtroopers. It was a very over the top-style superhero game.”
But no. Blackman says Lucas himself turned that idea down, insisting that the game “needed to focus on character interaction and dialog”. Right, the two things Star Wars does worst. Way to go, George.
Force Unleashed Could Have Been a Wookie “Superhero” Game [GamePro, via 1UP]