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KotOR2 official announcement and GameSpot preview
Game News - posted by Spazmo on Wed 5 May 2004, 01:39:09Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
The Powers That Be at LucasArts and Obsidian Entertainment have decided to take the wraps off of Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords. Here's the press release.
Marin County, Calif. â€“ May 4, 2004 â€“ LucasArts today announced its official 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) lineup, which features Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the follow-up title to last yearâ€™s award-winning role-playing game. The original KOTORâ„¢ was released in 2003 and earned widespread acclaim throughout the interactive industry, including more than 35 "Game of the Year" awards. The Sith Lords will be officially unveiled at E3 2004 and will be released for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and for the PC in February 2005.
Well, I like the simultaneous release part. We'll see how long that lasts.
Next, we have a preview of the game over at Gamespot PC. It's for the Xbox version, but it's the same game anyhow.
The remnants of the Sith, who are never in a good mood to begin with, are especially punchy following their battle with the Jedi. As a result, they are preying on the unprotected worlds and are slowly gaining a sizable and dangerous presence. Your role in this darker world is rather vague at the moment. You're something of an enigma at the start of the game--even to yourself--due to the time-honored tradition of memory problems. You'll play as an amnesiac Jedi who, memory loss be damned, has a pivotal role to play in the battle against the Sith and in the fate of the galaxy. Discovering exactly what this role is will be something you'll have to find out as you go through the game. Your journey of self-discovery will also shed some light on why the Sith appear to have it in for you.
OH COME ON! Will you please drop the amnesiac plotlines, CRPG makers of the world? This is ridiculous! You could put just a little bit of effort into it, MCA. Well, at least you actually know you're a friggin' amnesiac this time around. When I found out that most of my memory was missing in the first KOTOR, I was rather suprised since nobody ever pointed out to me that I couldn't freaking remember who I was.