CVG: Once Hayden came up with the idea of [Starkiller as] a damaged clone who had these fragmented memories, everything else started to fall into place. It was about this quest for Juno [Eclipse]. We really looked at Empire Strikes Back as the model - we wanted gaming's answer to that. That was a darker and more personal story - and so is this.
There is a real connection between Luke's tension [in Empire Strikes Back] - doing what is right by finishing his training or going after his friends - and Starkiller's tension - helping the rebellion and pursuing his own ends. There was so much in Empire Strikes Back we liked, and that helped create a darker, more personal second chapter for Force Unleashed II.