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UbiSoft Plans to Make Luke Skywalker a Game Boy

13 Jul, 2004 By: Holly J. Wagner

Video game publisher Ubisoft is developing a video game based on the blockbuster Star Wars Trilogy for the Game Boy Advance in cooperation with LucasArts, the company announced today.

Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force is set to release Sept. 21, 2004 to coincide with the launch of the highly Star Wars Trilogy DVD set, one of the most fan-requested titles still unavailable on disc.

Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studio, Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force Developers said the game will let gamers to move through the most exciting and memorable scenes from the classic movie trilogy, controlling Luke Skywalker as he becomes a Jedi Knight. Players will be able to choose cooperative single-player and competitive multiplayer modes, and participate in other Star Wars-based tests.

"Star Wars is an exciting, vibrant, and storied franchise for both movies and video games," said Tony Kee, VP of marketing for Ubisoft. "We're proud and thrilled to bring the 'best of' the Star Wars experience to the Game Boy Advance with Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force.”

The DVD set due from 20th Century Fox the same day will include a playable demo version of LucasArts' Star Wars: Battlefront for Xbox.

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