LucasArts revealed to Kotaku this morning that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be getting its first DLC (downloadable content) soon! It will include a brand-new level set in the Jedi Temple, and new playable characters.
In the Jedi Temple level, which is shorter then Raxus Prime but longer than Cloud City, the Secret Apprentice goes to the Jedi Temple in search of more information on his father. I’m guessing that this level is set after the Kashyyyk level, but before the end of the game. According to LucasArts, the new level will include a bit more of the plot.
In addition, you will be able to play as four new characters in the campaign: Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Kit Fisto. You will be able to activate these characters through the costumes menu, just like PROXY, Bail Organa, etc.
Hayden Blackman, executive producer on TFU, also left open the possibility more more DLC in the future:
"We brainstormed a ton of locations," he said. "There’s easily another two dozen we could make into levels. This is a good way to continue the story."
"I wouldn’t rule out any future content [for] The Force Unleashed."
Does this mean that the rumors were true? A few months ago, there were rumors that three sets of DLC were planned for TFU. Supposedly, one of the DLC packs would contain multiplayer for the Xbox 360 (and possibly the PlayStation 3). According to the rumor, it would be released sometime in early 2009. Now, is this true? I have no idea. But it’s definitely a possibility!
There is currently no scheduled release date for the DLC. It is also unknown how much, if at all, it will cost. The DLC will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.
UPDATE: StarWars.com just put up an article as well. They say that the DLC will be split into two parts. The new characters will be released soon, but we’ll have to wait a little while for the Jedi Temple level.