An online gaming site confirmed today that lucky 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, and DS players will indeed be able to step inside the black suit and play as Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game -- but only in the first level because the man in black is just too powerful. From that point forward, players will proceed as Vader's "secret padawan."
While this is good news for most people, it's bad for me -- and for Sean. We never got past the level in Battlefront II in which Vader's playable because each time one of us became Vader we relentlessly force choked everyone, including each other. Though team-killing is normally de rigueur-no, it's completely permissible when you're playing Luke's dad. Why? Because you're Vader, of course.
Here's to enjoying the first level a few times before we give up.
Vader Playable In SW: TFU [QJ.net]