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Platform: PC, Xbox
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
ETA: December 2004
Related Links:

Review: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (XB)

Review: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (PC)

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords


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I think one of the hardest things to do in the video game industry is to create a Star Wars game that is good and successful.  There have been plenty of Star Wars games released, but very few have been that good.  For every good Star Wars game like Dark Forces and the Rogue Squadron series, there have been plenty of bad titles such as Jedi Power Battles, Super Bombad Racing, and The Clone Wars.  It was hard to get your hopes up for a new Star Wars game because it was usually a disappointment.  That all changed last year with the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) for the Xbox (then months later for PC).


Star Wars: KOTOR was arguably the best game ever created in the Star Wars franchise, and it was a huge success on the Xbox.  It helped restore people’s faith that a good Star Wars game could be made.  The game was a RPG, and it took you across the entire Star Wars Galaxy.  You would become submersed in to the game, and feel like you were part of the Star Wars universe.  Gamers are getting ready to live the experience again with the upcoming release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords.



Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction.  The galaxy is in turmoil and the Republic no longer has the strength to protect its worlds.  Sith Assassins are hunting the one they believe to be the last of the Jedi, the one who holds the key to the fate of the galaxy – You.


Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords doesn’t rest on the laurels of its predecessor, it builds upon them.  In addition to a new storyline, the sequel features plenty of new features.  You will find characters making a return from the first game, and there will be plenty of new bad guys to deal with.  You will also be able to use over 30 new Force Powers to accomplish your goals.


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Features in the game include:


Sequel to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, winner of over 40 worldwide “Game of the Year” awards.


Deep, new story set in the same popular Old Republic timeframe. 


Seven immersive worlds – travel to completely new environments and locations featuring new visual effects such as rain and snow.


Over 60 new feats and Force powers with stunning new visuals.


Many new offensive, defensive, and passive feats to customize your character.


A variety of new weapons with new upgrade options – use the wrist mounted rocket launcher to devastate your enemies.


Hundreds of new characters to meet and interact with.


Form your party with up to 10 different characters, each with their own personalities and motivations.


Six new classes like the Jedi Weapon Master and the Sith Assassin allow you to specialize your mastery of the Force.


Enhanced combat system featuring more combat options and strategies plus hundreds of new character combat animations.


Over an hour of new, fully-orchestrated music written by LucasArts composer Mark Griskey.


Fully voiced with the same high-quality talent as the first game.


Downloadable content for Xbox Live available at launch.


Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the development house founded by members of the Fallout, Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate, Dark Alliance, and Planescape: Torment teams.


Keep your eyes open for the game this December on both PC and Xbox.


- Chris Wilson

(October 6, 2004)