Star Wars: Trench Run Now on iPhone

Posted by at 7:58 pm on November 19, 2009

THQ Wireless Inc. has announced Star Wars: Trench Run is now available for download globally on iTunes for $4.99. The game, developed by leading studio Infrared5 in conjunction with Lucasfilm Ltd., leverages the iPhone platform to deliver simple motion controls and realistic game play to enable players to recreate one of their favorite scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

“Leading development studio Infrared5 has delivered a world-class iPhone game that lives up to Star Wars’ fans expectations as they relive one of the most recognized scenes in this epic saga,” said Adam Comiskey, vice president, THQ Wireless. “The iPhone is an excellent gaming platform and Star Wars: Trench Run is a great example of the quality line-up of games we plan to release on the iPhone over the coming months.”

“We’ve really pushed the capabilities of Apple’s mobile devices with Star Wars: Trench Run,” said Chris Allen, CEO of Infrared5. “The graphics are like a console game, and the controls are so responsive it really feels like you are Luke Skywalker flying an X-wing, attempting to take down the Death Star single-handedly. I can’t tell you how excited we are to see it go live, and get feedback on what other Star Wars fans think of the game.”

About the Star Wars: Trench Run Game

Mission: Use the Force to destroy the Death Star before it can fire upon the small Rebel base on Yavin’s jungle moon. As part of the Rebel Alliance’s Red Squadron, players dogfight with TIE fighters above the Death Star’s surface, dodging obstacles and laser-fire as they maneuver into position to target a small thermal exhaust port the size of a womp rat. If successful, a direct hit will cause a chain reaction that will destroy the Death Star, thus saving the Rebel base from impending doom.

Features:

  • Force Power – Slow down time and increase agility to bring TIE fighters into shooting range, and to dodge obstacles while flying down the trench.
  • Breathtaking 3D Experience – Incredible 3D graphics based on the original Star Wars movie.
  • Hidden Features -“ Players are just going to have to find out what these are.
  • Amazing Special Effects – Including lighting, advanced shaders, explosions and incredible lifelike models.
  • Original Music and Sound Effects – Combined with real movie footage for complete immersion into the Star Wars universe.
  • True-Life Flight – Accelerometer controls with life-like physics.
  • Addictive Game Play – Ever increasing challenges, and tons of replay value.
  • Multiple Points of View – Featuring both chase cam and cockpit modes.
  • Mission Mode – With story board, music and dialogue from the original Star Wars movie
  • Arcade Modes – For increased re-playability, includes both Trench Run and Dog Fighting modes.
  • Multiple Difficulty Levels – From Easy to Jedi.
  • Optimized Gaming Experience – To work on the 3G, with special graphical features for the 3GS, iPod Touch 2nd Gen and future devices.
  • Leader Boards -“ Players compete against others across the world for the top spot. Find out who are the true Jedi.

THQ Wireless’ growing line of successful Star Wars titles span several genres including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, The Lightsaber Unleashed, the side-scrolling Revenge of the Sith, space shooter Battle Above Coruscant and action titles like LEGO Star Wars Mobile and LEGO Star Wars II Mobile.

Star Wars: Trench Run can be purchased directly at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-wars-trench-run/id335685707?mt=8.

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