Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy – XB – Preview

E3 2003 – First Look

For those who would wish to travel the path
of the Jedi, hope awaits … also danger, evil and puzzlement.

Jedi Knights: Jedi Academy, a LucasArts
Entertainment release for the PC and Xbox and set for a Fall release, takes
young Jedi warriors on the path to embracing the force, gaining in power and
accomplishing the tasks.

Players are invited, as students of Luke
Skywalker’s Jedi Academy, to learn the ways of the force, and to continue the
rich and honored tradition. The game features three tiers of missions and
players must complete 80 percent of a tier in order to gain the reward of adding
a force power. You can also customize your fighting stances, form the classic
single blade to dual wield and the dual-blade, favored by Darth Maul.

Other features include customizable
characters, single and multiplayer (cooperative) gameplay, the ability to build
and customize your light saber, cameos by legendary Star Wars characters, new
vehicles, and the opportunity to visit familiar worlds in the Star Wars
universe.

The character animation of this game is
superb, and very realistic. But the eye candy does not just stop there. Rich
environments, dynamic lighting and the incredible options package drives the
game along.

This game might certainly not be the
definitive Star Wars game, and there are some retreads in terms of action and
adventure, but the overall look and feel of the game will definitely add to the
Star Wars universe and feed the cravings of Star Wars fans.