Gizmodo gives us our first look at an upcoming Star Wars game for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, and the 4th generation of the iPod Touch. Titled Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, the new game will put you in the gunner seat of the Millennium Falcon, but with a twist. The game will utilize augmented reality so that you appear to be blasting TIE fighters out of the sky from wherever you are currently located. Iconic battles from the films will be included as well. Head on over to Gizmodo now for more details and gameplay video footage. Look for Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner to be available in late November from Vertigore Games and THQ Wireless.
UPDATE: According to the announcement at SW.com, Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner has been released for download. Check out the intro the the press release below and then click here for the full details.
"THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc., today announced the release of Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, the first mobile Star Wars game featuring augmented reality technology, for iPhone 3GS and 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad (iPad version coming December 2010).
Available for download on iTunes for $4.99 , the first-person action game puts players in the Millennium Falcon's gunner turret, immersing them in more than 20 arcade-style levels that cover the legendary smuggling vessel's most exciting moments -- including the Death Star escape, asteroid field pursuit over Hoth and infamous Kessel Run. As they blast their way through waves of TIE fighters and Star Destroyers, players earn credits that can be used to make special modifications to the Falcon's offensive and defensive capabilities, including concussion missiles and a low-level tractor beam.
For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users, an optional augmented reality mode lets players use a device's camera to overlay enemy fighters on top of their natural surroundings and the device's compass or gyroscope to enable 360-degree, full body motion control movement. A free update scheduled to come over the next several weeks will also let users take and share augmented reality photos from within the Falcon's turret. On the iPad, players can use the native compass for a similar control scheme against high-definition graphics."