Because you can never have too many Star Wars items on your iPhone. Per Mobile Entertainment, THQ Wireless has announced that Star Wars Cantina will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch. Though relatively new and genre-defying for the Star Wars brand, Star Wars Cantina functions as a light-hearted simulation centered around running the cantina at the Mos Eisley Spaceport.
According to the official blurb, "Your task is to see that the right beverage finds its way to the right customer. And don’t keep them waiting, some of the customers are real troublemakers! Working towards your daily quota, accuracy and speed are essential. As a reward for a job well done, outfit your cantina with decorations and attractions to appeal to even the most difficult customers."
iPhone owners who simply can't get enough Star Wars on their iPhones will be happy to know that Star Wars: Trench Run [App Store, $4.99] has just hit the App Store. The game puts you in the seat of an X-Wing fighter pilot during the epic Death Star battle in Star Wars: Episode IV. Relying on tilt controls, you must use the force to fly your X-Wing down the Death Star's trench to hit the thermal exhaust port with your proton torpedos. You know the deal.
So far the game's gotten positive reviews in the App Store, although we haven't had a chance to take a look at it yet. Gameplay video follows below!
Star Wars fans who were underwhelmed by THQ's last Star Wars title will be happy to hear that a new game, Star Wars: Trench Run, is coming soon to the App Store. Trench Run puts you in the seat of an X-Wing fighter pilot for the epic Death Star battle in Star Wars: Episode IV. The game relies mainly on tilt controls to fly your X-Wing down the Death Star's trench. Tapping on one side of the screen fires weapons, and tapping on the other side allows you to use the force.
Star Wars: Force Unleashed, a companion game to the full console version, was released yesterday on the App Store. As described by THQ, "You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice, trained by the menacing Sith Lord to hunt down the last of the Jedi. Unleash a barrage of Fource Powers - including Grip, Lighting, Jedi Mind Trick and much more - at the flick of your fingers as you tap, touch and swipe your way through enemies using the intuitive touch-screen mechanics and exclusive CellWeaver feature.". The game can be purchased for $9.99 on the App Store. A video of the gameplay can be seen below:
After PhoneSaber's removal from the App Store by the developer, The Mac Box has announced that the official revision of the app, titled LightSaber Unleashed, is complete and is awaiting review to get into the App Store. The new app will have several additional features not previously available to the developer, such as the real sound effects from the movie and the "dueling music", as well as characters from the game.
We were all sad to see PhoneSaber get pulled from the App Store due to copyright claims by mobile Star Wars rights holder THQ Wireless, but THQ announced today that it will be coming back soon. They will be re-launching PhoneSaber under the name PhoneSaber "Unleashed" and will coincide with the launch of the console game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Phonesaber wet our appetite for iPhone-related Star Wars geekdom, and now THQ is here to pick up where it left off. They're working on a new game for the iPhone and iPod touch called Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Unlike most of the games out there right now, it doesn't use the accelerometers for anything but rotating the game between landscape and portrait. Instead it relies on touchscreen gestures to let you do things like block enemy fire or levitate things with the force. Video after the break.