Classic Star Wars game gets super pricey special edition – but you get a lightsaber

Lightsaber beat ’em up Star Wars: The Force Unleashed releases for Nintendo Switch later this month and will receive a limited-run physical print, including a heavy Collector’s Edition.

The Force Unleashed Nintendo Switch port was first announced by developer Aspyr as a digital version, but video game distributor Limited Run Games has unveiled a physical version that will only be available in limited numbers. A standard copy of the box will be available, along with two special editions.

Premium Edition includes art cards, reversible poster, coin, Proxy holodroid character enamel pin, and steel case. It’ll set you back $89.99 – around £69 / AU$120.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Switch Port Collector's Edition

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But the main edition is the main event. It includes all the goodies from the premium edition, plus a miniature replica of the protagonist Starkiller’s lightsaber hilt, a model holocron (those glowing palm-sized cubes that people in the Star Wars universe use to store information), as well as a hardcover strategy guide. . The Beast will set you back $174.99, or around £133 / AU$232.

The physical versions of the game will only be available for purchase until May 29 this year. They will go up for pre-order on April 15, ahead of the game’s release on April 20.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Switch Port Collector's Edition

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A lot of money for a big nostalgia

If you were obsessed with Force Unleashed when it was released in 2008, you might be seduced by this massive limited-run master edition. But $175 is a lot of money to spend on a nearly 15-year-old game, even if it comes with a model lightsaber. Whoever picks up this box must really love Galen Malek’s story.

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Expensive collector’s editions are on par with video game releases. The Horizon Forbidden West Regalla Edition cost $270 / £229.99 / AU$360 and included a huge statue of Tremortusk and a miniature of Aloy.

Dying Light 2 also launched with a special edition that would set you back $229.99 / £199.99 / AU$399.95 and included a statuette complete with built-in UV lighting. Elden Ring, however, blew both out of the water with a $259.99 / £229.99 / AU$379 premium edition that included a statue of Malenia, Blade of Miquella and a scale replica 1:1 of his helmet.

The upcoming Nintendo Switch port of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed won’t just introduce collectible accessories. A few new gameplay additions will take advantage of the console’s Joy-Con motion controls. You can trigger a Force Push by waving the left Joy-Con, or throw your lightsaber by waving the right one. Bring the two controllers together to unleash a storm of Force Lightning and separate them to send the poor stormtroopers flying.

Additionally, a Duel mode will allow you to take on another player in 1v1 local multiplayer battles. The mode was originally included in the Wii version of The Force Unleashed but did not make its way to a other versions of the game.

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