Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a 2008 multimedia project created by LucasArts, in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Lego, Hasbro, and Palace Press. It was originally slated for release in 2007, and billed as “the Expanded Universe multimedia event of 2007”. However, problems in game development caused the project to be delayed until 2008. The project was created with the direct input and guidance of Star Wars creator George Lucas. Similar to Shadows of the Empire over a decade earlier and The Clone Wars a few years earlier, it featured released products across different lines, all covering the same story. This included a game, a game guide, a novel, a graphic novel, a webstrip, a toy line, a reference book, a Miniatures set, and an RPG supplement.