Star Wars Episode III Launch Opening At Virgin!
|At 12:01am on Thursday 5th May, Virgin Megastore, 14-16 Oxford Street, London will open its doors and invite customers to purchase the hugely anticipated Star Wars...
At 12:01am on Thursday 5th May, Virgin Megastore, 14-16 Oxford Street,
London will open its doors and invite customers to purchase the hugely
anticipated Star WarsTM Episode
III: Revenge of the SithTM video
game on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Two weeks before the release of the movie, die
hard Star WarsTM fans will be
able to get a sneak preview of the long awaited conclusion to the movie saga and
experience lightsaber battles which go well beyond the movie.
and Stormtroopers will be there to greet customers and the first 50 people to
purchase the game will be rewarded with Star Wars TM exclusive goodie bags. Everyone who turns
up on the night will receive a limited-edition reversible wristband, allowing
fans to show their allegiance with pride. The store opening will culminate with
a presentation for those dressed as their favourite Star WarsTM characters with five lucky winners
receiving a lightsaber from LucasArts - the publishers of Star WarsTM Episode III: Revenge of the
The evening will
also reveal the winner of Virgin Megastore's Star Wars TM Poll. For those who've had enough of the
bickering between Blair, Howard and Kennedy in the general election, why not
vote in Virgin Megastores election to determine which character you feel would
take a stance against evil as the best alternative Prime Minister? Competition
is expected to be fierce with Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda emerging as
likely candidates. The winner will receive a 7 night holiday to Orlando, Florida
courtesy of Virgin Holidays plus tickets to Disney World who are having Star
Wars TM themed
"We are excited to be able to give game players in the UK the
chance to be the first to take home a piece of Star Wars TM Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," said
Sarah Ewing, General Manager LucasArts Europe at Activision. "It's a major coup
for the official game to precede the movie and it will give fans a taste of what
to expect from the movie."
In the Star WarsTM Episode III video game, players will
control all the Jedi abilities of both Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi,
including devastating Force powers and advanced lightsaber techniques involving
robust combo attacks and defensive manoeuvres. As Anakin, players will unleash
the power of the dark side in ruthless lightsaber and Force attacks. As Obi-Wan,
players will struggle to save the galaxy from darkness by focusing the power of
the light side into swift and precise lightsaber attacks and using the Force to
control enemy actions.