Shadows of the Empire is an action game originally developed for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It formed part of a multimedia Star Wars event consisting of a novel, soundtrack, toy line, comic books, trading cards, and other related merchandising.
The Nintendo 64 version was released in December of 1996, and has proven to be very popular with over one million copies shipped to date. The IBM PC version was released in early September of 1997, and has enhanced cut scenes, Red Book audio (both music and voice), and high-resolution graphics. It requires the use of a 3D accelerator card.