Apple profiles Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

If you're interested in Aspyr Media Inc.'s recently shipping Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy but you'd like to find out more before you put your money down, check out Apple's Games site for a new feature.

Jedi Academy is the sequel to last year's Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, which was also brought to the Mac by Aspyr. The game puts you in the role of a trainee at the Jedi Academy run by Master Luke Skywalker, as you learn the ways of the Force. You can create your own character and design your own light saber as well. As you travel to worlds and scenes you've seen in the Star Wars moves, you'll put advanced Jedi abilities to use as you decide whether to embrace the light or dark side of the Force.

This game eschews the story of Kyle Katarn -- featured in previous Jedi Knight games -- for that of Jaden Korr, who must uncover and foil a mystery that threatens Master Skywalker and the rest of the Jedi Academy.

"Unlike Jedi Outcast, in which Katarn had to regain his Force powers as well as his lightsaber, you begin Jedi Academy as a character adept in the Force and already equipped with a saber. You select one of five races -- human, Rodian, Twi'lek, Zabrak or Kel Dor -- and tweak your appearance to your liking. While you can be either male or female if you choose human, the other races have a specified gender, such as Twi'lek female or Rodian male," said Brad Cook in his Apple article.

For more details -- including screenshots, system requirements and cheats -- visit Apple's Web site.

This story, "Apple profiles Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy" was originally published by PCWorld.

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