Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars –
|Release date(s)||November 11, 2008|
|Distribution||Wii Optical Disc|
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels is a Wii video game based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The game was released on November 11, 2008. It features actual voice actors to reprise their roles from the show, such as Ashley Eckstein. Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood, Corey Burton, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Phil LaMarr, and Terrence Carson.
The events of the game's "Campaign Mode" take place during the film and select episodes from the first season of the television series, specifically "Duel of the Droids", "Cloak of Darkness", "Shadow of Malevolence", and "Destroy Malevolence" (in that order), finishing with a scenario original to the game.
Lightsaber Duels makes use of the Wii Remote to simulate lightsaber combat. Players also use the Nunchuk to utilize Force powers to enhance their strength and manipulate objects on the field if applicable to the character.
In "Campaign Mode", the player can only fight as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano, each in their costumes from the series. They battle the dark assassin Asajj Ventress, Sith Lord Count Dooku, and Supreme Commander of the droid army, General Grievous, plus a Jedi Hunter, named EG-5, a droid that is programmed to use a lightsaber.
In "Challenge Mode", you are given the choice to play as any character in the game that you currently unlocked, and enter a series of duels in which specific goals are set. If they are met, a blue Republic symbol will appear at the end of the duel. Each character has four challenges. Some challenges are more difficult than others, but they unlock powerful new characters like Kit Fisto, Mace Windu, and Plo Koon. Some battlefields can be unlocked as well like the Sarlacc Pit and Mustafar.
The game allows players to control ten heroes or villains from the series:
- Anakin Skywalker
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Ahsoka Tano
- Mace Windu
- Count Dooku
- Asajj Ventress
- General Grievous
- Kit Fisto
- Plo Koon
- EG-5 Jedi Hunter Droid
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