Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Was Almost A Hulk-Inspired Wookie Game


Posted May 5, 2010 - By Jake Gaskill

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Here are two concepts for possible Star Wars games: one lets you play as Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, spreading your dark influence across the galaxy and the other is an open-world smash-em-up in which you play as a Hulk-inspired Wookie. Which one would you green light?

This was apparently the situation over at LucasArts back in 2005 when the developer was tasked with coming up with a game to usher in a new Star Wars franchise, as the June issue of GamePro (via 1UP) explains.

The Wookie-based game was inspired by Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and in it, players would have been "running around, and you’d be able to grab the heads of AT-STs and throw them at stormtroopers. It was a very over the top-style superhero game,” LucasArts’ Haden Blackman told the magazine.

Unsurprisingly, George Lucas wasn’t too keen on the Hulk-Wookie game, and flat out rejected the idea, choosing instead to go with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

“He just looked at me and said, 'I just spent the last half hour talking to you about the importance of characters talking to each other, and you pitch me a game idea where the main character can't talk?" revealed Blackman.

Not to be a jerk or anything, but original trilogy aside, the dialogue in the new Star Wars movies is pretty much across the board unbearable. An all Wookie-voiced game with subtitles might have actually been a nice/welcomed change of pace.

Am I wrong?

Source: 1UP

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Was Almost A Hulk-Inspired Wookie Game


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