The Force Unleashed II Dated Just In Time For Star Wars DayS

May the Fourth be with you, and I couldn't imagine a better time for LucasArts to nail down a late October release date for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.

While I'm sure most of you would have preferred celebrating unofficial Star Wars Day by playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, at least now fans of Starkiller's covert operations have a date to focus their Force-powered anticipation upon. October 26 is when Darth Vader's secret apprentice takes his next romp through the Star Wars universe, participating in massive, story-changing encounters in such a ways as to not ruin continuity in the original trilogy.

I mean, any more than it's already been ruined.

The news comes by way of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Facebook page, though if it helps you can imagine it was delivered via shimmering hologram projected from from an R2 unit.

The game will be available October 26 for the Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, and PSP. We expect to see a lot more of The Force Unleashed II come E3 2010 next month.