Aspyr Ships Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Mac

Aspyr Media on Tuesday said that the Mac version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition is now available in retail stores and through the publisher’s GameAgent digital distribution arm. The game puts the player in the role of Darth Vader's secret apprentice during a story set between the prequel and original trilogies.

The Ultimate Sith Edition adds three new levels, as well as new costumes and characters not seen in the previous version of the game. Players get the opportunity to explore the ruined Jedi Temple on the city-covered planet Corsucant, where the secret apprentice learns new information about his past and must confront his inner demons.

The added content also features a new storyline, part of Star Wars' alternate "Infinities" continuity, in which the secret apprentice takes Darth Vader's place. The Emperor sends the player to Tatooine to eliminate Obi-Wan Kenobi and to the snow planet Hoth to kill Luke Skywalker and crush the Rebellion. Along the way, players encounter familiar locales and characters, including Jabba the Hutt's palace and the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Pricing is US$39.99. System requirements call for Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or 10.6.2, a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, 256MB of video RAM, and 25GB of hard drive space.