Reporting from E3, Gizmodo was shown a demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed running on the iPhone.

Force Unleashed really is a pretty game. Crystal clear 2D backdrops give the levels a lot of pizazz despite that they are, you know, 2D. And light sabers glow properly on the screen.

The Force Unleashed is a video game coming for multiple platforms including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii as well as the PSP, Nintendo DS and N-Gage.

Gizmodo wasn't that impressed by the gameplay, however, as the game does not appear to utilize the iPhone's accelermeters. Gameplay is described as a combination of deflecting laser shots and activating force powers by using a touch gestures.

Regardless, the game is expected this September.

Update: Crunchgear has video of the gameplay on the iPhone.

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/digged Matt McCarty

    Looks good, by what really need is a Star Wars flying game, like the ones that were out for the Nintendo Gamecube.

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/digged Matt McCarty

    Looks good, by what really need is a Star Wars flying game, like the ones that were out for the Nintendo Gamecube.

  • Wolfgang

    Despite whatever gameplay issues exist, it is good to see major developers/publishers experimenting and digging the iPhone-games platform on this level. I think as we get going here the control schemes that work best will become more clear and those issues will get easier for developers.

    Then they just need to be creative in how to apply the control schemes that shake themselves out as being superior.

  • Wolfgang

    Despite whatever gameplay issues exist, it is good to see major developers/publishers experimenting and digging the iPhone-games platform on this level. I think as we get going here the control schemes that work best will become more clear and those issues will get easier for developers.

    Then they just need to be creative in how to apply the control schemes that shake themselves out as being superior.

  • http://www.jsayreallen.com Jonathan Allen

    I will probably buy this since the only thing I am a fan boy more of than Apple would be Star Wars. I would love to see a version of PodRacer though! It ran on the Dreamcast and N64, so the iPhone could definitely handle it.

  • http://www.jsayreallen.com Jonathan Allen

    I will probably buy this since the only thing I am a fan boy more of than Apple would be Star Wars. I would love to see a version of PodRacer though! It ran on the Dreamcast and N64, so the iPhone could definitely handle it.

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/digged Matt McCarty

    OMG the pod racing game from the 64 would be perfect! I think I enjoyed that game for than the Episode 1 movie :)

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/digged Matt McCarty

    OMG the pod racing game from the 64 would be perfect! I think I enjoyed that game for than the Episode 1 movie :)

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  • Dustin Leiblein

    Publishers should know that people will spend upwards of $30 for good games on the iPhone.

    I agree, Podracer would be the BEST!

    Also:

    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron! Just make it linear (Star Fox style) and it would be a blast!

  • Dustin Leiblein

    Publishers should know that people will spend upwards of $30 for good games on the iPhone.

    I agree, Podracer would be the BEST!

    Also:

    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron! Just make it linear (Star Fox style) and it would be a blast!

  • MacTheSpoon

    Oh wow, LucasArts will be publishing games, too??? AWESOME!! :)

    I really hope they release KOTOR for the iPhone!! Turn-based RPGs will be a great fit for this device!

  • MacTheSpoon

    Oh wow, LucasArts will be publishing games, too??? AWESOME!! :)

    I really hope they release KOTOR for the iPhone!! Turn-based RPGs will be a great fit for this device!

  • Owen

    At E3 when I asked Lucasarts about this title, they said THQ was the company making it.

  • Owen

    At E3 when I asked Lucasarts about this title, they said THQ was the company making it.