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Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (Windows)

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):

    "NUR EIN VOLLSTÄNDIG TRAINIERTER JEDI-RITTER MIT DER MACHT AUF SEINER SEITE WIRD SIEGEN..."

    - JEDIMEISTER YODA

    Jedi Knight ist eine schier unglaubliche Anzahl Funktionen und eine ganze Menge Feuerkraft in verblüffender 3D-Grafik. Als Kyle Katarn müssen Sie das Lichtschwert finden und lernen mit der Macht umzugehen, um ein vollwertiger Jedi-Ritter zu werden. Begegnen Sie alten Gegner ... Greedo, Bossk, den Sturmtruppen. Und neuen Feinden ... sieben dunkle Jedi, welche die Macht eines uralten Jedifriedhofs für ihre bösen Zwecks nutzen wollen. Aber nehmen Sie sich ein Herz, Ihr zehnteiliges Waffenarsenal und über 12 Fähigkeiten der Macht, um sich dem Bösen in den Weg zu stellen.

    Einzel- und Mehrspieler-Spiele über Modem, Netzwerk und das Internet. 9 Mehrspieler-Level.

    Eine vollkommen neue 3D-Engine mit animierten 3D-Charakteren in 21 nervenzerreißenden Leveln.

    Fordern Sie sieben dunkle Jedi heraus, jeder mit einzigartigen Kräften ausgestattet.

    Kompatibel mit vielen 3D-Grafikbeschleunigern (siehe unten für nähere Angaben).

    Wenn Sie die helle Seite wählen:
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    Oder lassen Sie sich von der dunklen Seite verführen:
    • Verwenden Sie das Jedi Knight Training und die Lehrlingsfähigkeiten, um ein Agent des Bösen zu werden.
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    WÄHLEN SIE WEISE UND MÖGE DIE MACHT MIT IHNEN SEIN.


    Contributed by jaXen (20673) on Jul 04, 2011.

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    LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY PRÄSENTIERT STAR WARS
    JEDI KNIGHT

    Bestehe gegen die dunklen Kräfte der Macht

    Erforsche eine komplett neue STAR WARS 3D-Welt

    Entdecke und lerne die Geheimnisse der alten Jedi-Meister

    Einzel- oder Mehrspielermodus über Modem, Netzwerk, Internet

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112320) on Apr 26, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 11/1997:
    LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY PRÄSENTIERT

    STAR WARS
    JEDI KNIGHT

    Bestehe gegen die dunklen Kräfte der Macht

    Erforsche eine komplett neue STAR WARS 3D-Welt

    Entdecke und lerne die Geheimnisse der alten Jedi-Meister

    Einzel- oder Mehrspielermodus über Modem, Netzwerk, Internet

    COMING SOON!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112320) on Apr 16, 2010.

Press Release:

    THE FORCE IS WITH YOU IN NEW STAR WARS EPIC, JEDI KNIGHT: DARK FORCES II, THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DARK FORCES MULTIPLAYER SEQUEL FROM LUCASARTS

    First Star Wars Title to Incorporate Network Play, Lightsabers and the Force

    San Rafael, CA
    -- "Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will prevail." -- Obi Wan Kenobi

    Driven by the phenomenal success of the award winning Star Wars title Dark Forces, one of the best selling computer game titles of 1995, LucasArts Entertainment Company will release the long awaited sequel, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, a 3D, first-person, action adventure for the Windows 95 and Macintosh CD-ROM platforms. In a series of firsts for LucasArts, this original epic will incorporate highly anticipated network play, and will enable players to battle the evil Empire with lightsabers and gain strength through use of the Force. Jedi Knight requires players to navigate through more than a dozen complex and incredibly detailed multilevel mazes and environments as they face powerful enemies and once-again fight for the Rebel cause. Cinematic full motion video sequences punctuate the action and weave a compelling new tale in the Star Wars universe. Jedi Knight will be available in early 1997.

    "The multiplayer features in Jedi Knight are exactly what Dark Forces fans demanded the most in a sequel," said co-Project Leader Justin Chin. "In addition, we've incorporated cinematic live-action cut-scenes and the ability for players to use lightsabers and the Force, making this a truly exceptional Star Wars experience."

    An Original Star Wars Epic

    In Dark Forces, players took on the persona of Kyle Katarn, a young mercenary sent to infiltrate the Empire. Through a series of live-action sequences, Jedi Knight continues the story of Katarn as he embarks on a quest into his past and learns the mysterious ways of the Jedi. With this knowledge, he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of a hidden Jedi burial ground. This task forces Katarn to confront his own dark past. He then must decide his destiny. If he chooses the Dark side, he will come into enormous power and forever break from good. If he chooses the Light side, he faces seemingly insurmountable evil. Whatever path Katarn chooses will change the face of the galaxy forever. Katarn's ultimate nemesis is Jerec, a powerful Dark Jedi who is leading a deadly group on a search for the riches of supreme power. Six diverse and dangerous Dark Jedi follow Jerec. Boc, cunning and brash, wields two lightsabers, making him a particularly vicious opponent. Sariss is strong in both the physical and mental areas of the Force. The merciless and bitter Maw doesn't value human life, is loyal to none and uses the Force with expertise. Gorc and Pic are twins that form a bizarre and grotesque team -- one is a huge eight foot monster and the other is only four feet tall -- who work and battle as a team. Yun, the youngest of the Dark Jedi, is cocky, unpredictable and eager to prove his worth to the Dark side.

    Players will find a variety of weapons -- old and new -- in the Jedi Knight arsenal, including the trusty Bryar pistol, a stormtrooper rifle, thermal detonators, turret guns and Imperial Machines mines. Perhaps the most exciting new weapon to be found in Jedi Knight is the lightsaber. Players can now wield their way to Rebel victory with this most venerable of Jedi accouterments.

    May The Force Be With You

    Jedi Knight allows Star Wars fans to experience the amazing -- and deeply mystical -- powers of the Force for the first time. Use of the Force is based on an experience points system that allows players to customize the game. As each mission unfolds, players earn experience points that are tallied when a mission is complete. The Force abilities -- either Dark side or Light -- are then awarded accordingly. Basic powers include enhanced jumping, the ability to see through walls, healing powers and the ability to retrieve weapons and objects from far away. While Jedi Knight is an exceptional single-player game, the new network mode offers an amazing multiplayer/multisystem experience. Players can battle it out in real-time with up to eight opponents in three different modes: Total Combat, Team Combat and Territory Combat. Total Combat pits individual players against each other in an all-out battle. Team Combat allows players to choose sides, playing for either the Gold or Red teams. Territory Combat can be played in either single or team mode as players battle in a quasi "capture the flag" challenge to seize territory belonging to their opponents.

    # # #



    LucasArts Entertainment Company develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, California, as well as on the internet at http://www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of four Lucas companies. Lucas Learning Ltd. develops and publishes educational multimedia for home and school. Lucas Digital Ltd., comprised of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serves the needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects and audio post-production. Lucasfilm Ltd. includes George Lucas' feature film and television activities, as well as THX and Lucasfilm Licensing.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 24, 2004.

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    -Single or multiplayer gameplay over modem, network or Internet

    -Intense Star Wars action in all-new story

    -Develop Force powers and become a Jedi knight or a Dark Jedi

    -Master lightsaber combat and harness an arsenal of fire power

    -Battle a multitude of enemies, including seven dark Jedi, each with unique abilities

    -Discover the secrets of the lost Jedi burial ground, the Valley of the Jedi

    -All new realistic 3D environments with animated 3D characters and a stirring digital soundtrack

    -Fully configurable player controls

    -The long awaited sequel to Dark Forces, the award-winning and top-selling Star Wars CD-ROM title

    Contributed by robotriot (8637) on Nov 03, 1999.