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$20 Star Wars Game Adds Another Spark to Its Growing Nintendo Switch Popularity

Published 04/25/2022, 10:10 AM EDT

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It seems to be the season of Star Wars as Lego’s The Skywalker Saga is ruling the charts at the moment. But it’s not the only Star Wars game out there one can try out and enjoy. Because Nintendo’s eShop recently unveiled another offering from the space-based saga. Although it’s an old classic, most Switch fans are surely going to like it no matter what.

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This new arrival is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which made its way to Nintendo eShop a few days back. It was initially released more than a decade ago, offering an exciting experience to the players with its design and mechanics.

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LucasArts developed this title as part of its ‘The Force Unleashed’ project. Originally it made its way to the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and iOS in 2008. Going by the story, then it’s definitely a different take on the Star Wars saga. Because it gives the players an opportunity to be the iconic antagonist Darth Vader himself, portraying the role of a father to his son.

Probably the biggest USP of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is its immense focus on destruction. Simply put, the way the animations for enemy defeats are designed is quite impressive. Granted, it’s a decade-old game at the moment, but the makers really instilled a lot of potential in this one.


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It also received mostly mixed to positive reviews from the critics. On Metacritic, the game is still having a decent score of 71 percent.

And now it’s available for Nintendo Switch users as well, following a recent debut on the eShop. Aspyr made the current offering and is an enhanced remaster of the classic Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Wii version.


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Nintendo Switch owners can grab it from the eShop for $19.99. For a game that offers the ability to be Darth Vader, while also consisting of cool action animations, it’s definitely a no-brainer.

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Meanwhile, many Nintendo lovers are also currently waiting for the next major line-up of anticipated releases. Some of them include the likes of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and also the next Pokemon installment in Scarlet and Violet.

What are your expectations for this year’s upcoming Nintendo titles? Also, are you planning to buy The Force Unleashed for your Switch? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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Vibhanshu Kumar