Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Cancelled on PSP

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For those of you looking forward to using your Force abilities on Sony's handheld, LucasArts has some bad news. Although it was originally scheduled to release on the PSP alongside its Nintendo DS, console and PC counterpart, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II for the PSP has been canceled.

According to IGN, the publishing giant would not comment further on the cancellation of the PSP version. All remaining versions of Starkiller's next adventure are scheduled to release on October 26, 2010.

When the original Star Wars: The Force Unleashed hit PSP in later 2008, it garnered mixed reviews from critics. It's unclear whether LucasArts cancelled the title due to profitability concerns or because development ran into issues. According to first quarter results provided by Sony, PSP software has seen a slight increase over last year.

Shacknews is attempting to use its own Force powers to sway a comment from LucasArts; however, we've yet to hear back from the company at the time of publishing.

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    August 11, 2010 11:07 AM

    Don't know why, but somehow this announcement makes sense.

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      August 11, 2010 11:11 AM

      makes total sense. i love my PSP but the shitty, sub-ps2 quality ports it gets are out of control.

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        August 11, 2010 11:27 AM

        did you play the first one on the PSP. the game was surprisingly awesome. one of my favourite PSP games in a sea of shit

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          August 11, 2010 12:05 PM

          I'll have to check it out. I love my PSP. I tried the demo on PS3 and wasn't impressed, maybe it's a better PSP game?

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          August 11, 2010 12:14 PM

          i did, but i really didn't like it. i had just played the hell out of the 360 version, though.

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            August 11, 2010 3:08 PM

            i hadnt played the console version. now i do and havent had the chance

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          August 11, 2010 12:42 PM

          I completely agree. I'm a huge Star Wars geek, so I bought the 360 version and the PSP version. IMO, the PSP was actually the better version of the game. Great level design, technically impressive for the platform, far better story progression (same story, but told better). The 360/PS3 version had great "Wow" factor, but was a far more flawed game than the PSP version.

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            August 11, 2010 3:09 PM

            the junk yard level can go to hell, tbh

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      August 11, 2010 2:07 PM

      Honestly, the surprising news is that as of recently they were still planning a PSP version.

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      August 11, 2010 2:54 PM

      Anyone else remember when they canceled Half-Life for the Dreamcast just before Sega kind of declared it "dead."