LucasArts Goes to Jedi Academy for PC and Xbox

LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, announces the coming of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the follow up to the best-selling title Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The newest installment in the action game series is slated for a fall 2003 release for Windows PC and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy extends the partnership between LucasArts and Activision Inc. through its developer, Raven Software. The single and multiplayer game features an all-new, epic story that immerses players in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy, where they face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies.

For the first time in a Jedi Knight series game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows players to create and customize their own characters by choosing various characteristics including species, gender, clothing, and physical attributes such as hair and facial features. In addition, players can create a custom lightsaber, selecting from hilt and blade color.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will be published and distributed by LucasArts in North America. Activision will publish and distribute the game in all other territories worldwide.