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The Force Unleashed series is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

by Eric Frederiksen | May 5, 2016May 5, 2016 5:00 pm PST

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May the Fifth be with you. Oops – guess I’m a day late on that. But the two newest games added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list are still plenty playable.

Just in time for yesterday’s Star Wars festivities, the two games in the Force Unleashed series joined the ranks of Xbox One backwards compatible titles.

When these two games released, they were considered to be an official part of the Star Wars canon. The Unleashed games, led by Haden Blackman, who now runs Mafia III studio Hangar 13, detailed the story of Starkiller, Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, and they were set between the prequels and the original trilogy. Starkiller was tasked with hunting down Jedi and, through the course of the adventure, turned to the light side. The Rebellion’s crest as seen in the films was, according to the game, that of Starkiller’s family.

All of that was wiped out of the Star Wars canon when Disney took the franchise over and started it up again with The Force Awakens.

The games ooze Star Wars from every pore, though, and they are fun to check out even if they don’t technically count anymore.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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