Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Player Count and Stats (2024)

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire player count Stats and FactsHere are a few of the most interesting Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire player count:

2.6 million game units sold worldwide

Last updated December 2014

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Game Description

“Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire” is a multimedia project that includes a video game, novel, comic book series, and more, all set in the “Star Wars” universe. Developed by LucasArts and released in 1996, the video game serves as a central part of the project and is available for the Nintendo 64, as well as other platforms like Microsoft Windows. The project bridges the gap between “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”

Key features and elements of “Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire” include:

  1. Expanded Universe Storyline: “Shadows of the Empire” introduces a new storyline featuring Dash Rendar, a smuggler and adventurer, as the main protagonist. Players follow Dash’s journey as he becomes involved in the Rebel Alliance’s efforts to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and thwart the schemes of Prince Xizor, the leader of the criminal organization Black Sun.

  2. Variety of Gameplay Styles: The game offers a mix of gameplay styles, including third-person action, space battles, and vehicle sequences. Players navigate through various levels that involve exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving.

  3. Familiar Locations and Characters: The game features iconic “Star Wars” locations like Tatooine and Hoth, as well as appearances by familiar characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader.

  4. Space and Ground Combat: Players engage in space battles, piloting ships like the Outrider, and engage in ground combat using blasters and other weaponry.

  5. Original Music and Sound Effects: The game’s soundtrack and audio design capture the feel of the “Star Wars” universe, including John Williams’ music and authentic sound effects.

  6. Boss Battles: Players face off against challenging bosses that require different strategies to defeat.

  7. Visuals and Atmosphere: The game’s graphics aim to immerse players in the “Star Wars” universe, recreating iconic scenes and locations from the movies.

  8. Novel and Comic Adaptations: The “Shadows of the Empire” project also includes a novel by Steve Perry and a comic book series that expand on the storyline and provide additional depth to the characters and events.

“Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire” was met with positive reviews for its attempt to expand the “Star Wars” saga through a multimedia approach, introducing new characters and exploring the time between Episodes V and VI. The game’s combination of action, space combat, and exploration contributed to its appeal among “Star Wars” fans. While not part of the official canon due to the “Legends” rebranding, the project remains a notable entry in the history of “Star Wars” expanded universe content.

Game Details

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