Nintendo Wii Star Wars game with Wiimote Lightsaber gets official

LucasArts has announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will come to the Wii next Spring.

Nintendo will offer Wii owners the "unique chance" to live out their Jedi fantasies by wielding the Wii Remote as a lightsaber while using the Nunchuk controller to torment foes with their Force powers.

The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

The game's story is set during in the era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

The Wii version, in development by Krome Studios, will also add an exclusive duel mode in which players can compete head-to-head with their friends to determine the ultimate Jedi Master.

"The Wii is a great platform for The Force Unleashed, because the console's motion-oriented controllers really bring the game to life", said Jim Ward, President of LucasArts.

"We've worked hard to make the Wii version of the game unique in order to truly let you unleash the Force."

This is great news for Wii and Star Wars fans alike - is there a better platform for a Lightsaber game that the Wii?

Not that they needed the assist, but makes you wonder why Nintendo didn't make this happen at launch ... can you imagine the hype?