The Return of PhoneSaber

There have been rumors aplenty that PhoneSaber would return in an official form to the App Store, and I am very happy to announce that it will indeed return, and should be available on the App Store soon.

The app will have a new name and a whole new look.  The new version, Lightsaber Unleashed, will have a strong link to the new multi-platform title Star Wars ®: The Force Unleashed™, which is out soon.  Lightsaber Unleashed will feature exciting characters from this new game as well as vastly improved graphics, sound effects and optional dueling music (which was a popular request).

We are still going to be publishing the application, and it will still be free.  News will be posted here as it unfolds, but we hope users will be able to update their copy of PhoneSaber to the new LightSaber Unleashed when it becomes available through the App Store.  In the mean time, enjoy some screenshots of what you can expect after the jump!

  

 

69 Responses to “The Return of PhoneSaber”

  1. websyndicate Says:

    This makes into the apps store but “pull my finger app” doesn’t. hhhhmmmmmm okay I guess. Good job Apple. More of the principle of things.

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  5. Mike P Says:

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this! Believe it or not but some of us around the office have been dueling with the old one but this looks very promising! May the force be with you!

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  17. Marcel Says:

    I wont be happy till there’s a wookie sound effect integrated into it as well…

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  19. djerp Says:

    i dead for got it, pleas hurry fot this cool app

  20. Giolon Says:

    Please please please, do not overwrite the old PhoneSaber app w/ this new one.

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  22. TheDude Says:

    When Is It Going to Be Out Your Holding Back on That

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  24. glucko Says:

    I was looking for this app about one month ago and it has been dissapear, so it is a great new to know that there is a new version coming… Thank you!!

  25. Yuusharo Says:

    I’d rather that PhoneSaber would remain intact and have Lightsaber Unleashed as a separate app, rather than updating/replacing PhoneSaber. But if the functionality hasn’t changed, IE the same colors and such, I guess I won’t miss the old one too much.

    This was the first App I downloaded and it STILL continues to live right on the home screen along with my other frequently used apps ;)

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  27. Barack Obama Says:

    When is it going to be out. I want it, now/

  28. Luke Says:

    The Force has been unlished today and I still miss my saber… Please don’t let me die ;-)

  29. phil Says:

    when is this coming, already. Just bought Force Unleashed on itouch its sick

  30. Chusky Says:

    @ Luke: +1
    Stormtrooper’s patrols are all around me ! Trying deseperatly to contact the Alliance Store…
    Help me Macbox Kenobi, you’re my only hope !

  31. Drows Egavas Says:

    Still not there…:(

  32. killian Says:

    I was anxious about a new update of PhoneSaber and now I read that the app is no longer available I was really sad, but after reading the new app that changes all. Just one question we as owners of the PhoneSaber we could still have that and not changing to the new app (when we get the new app the phonesaber will not be erase). Keep that free and make it better. I love phonesaber and if the new app is better I really don’t want to erase it.

  33. spif Says:

    Not to nag, but… it’s not there yet! Waaah.

  34. Luke Says:

    Arghhhhh…..

  35. golum Says:

    where is it?! Me wants it! My precious!

  36. Truck3r Says:

    I am one of the lucky guys who have PhoneSaber on my phone – today in My Updates I noticed that the LightSaber Unleashed was present – however I can’t download it – it says that it is not available in my country. WTF?
    Why is it not available worldwide?

  37. Steve Says:

    It’s now in the app store (U.S.), but you can’t just upgrade. Hope they fix that.

  38. Josh Says:

    It’s there now, but says currently not available in the US :/

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=283265667&mt=8

  39. Mike Says:

    I was able to download the Lightsaber Unleashed on my iPhone last night, however it installed the old Phonesaber version. When I tried to re-download it from my iTunes after a few minutes, it has been pulled and is currently unavailable.

  40. spif Says:

    OK, now it shows up when I search, but when I click to get to the page to install it, I get a popup that says “The item you’ve requested is not available” and when I acknowledge that it goes back to the search results. Yarrrrrrrrr.

  41. prasket Says:

    I was checking last night at midnight CST for this, and it was there, the screen shown the new one.. but when I downloaded and installed I have the original Phonesaber installed.. Now it is not showing up.. I guess I got lucky!

  42. Chusk Says:

    @ spif : You saw it ? ? ? Where ?

  43. DDDDD Says:

    So spif, what are you searching for? I still can’t find it.

  44. I Want My Lightsaber! Says:

    Not to nag, but it’s been over a week.

  45. Steve Says:

    A friend picked it up last night and it seems to have been the old app… It sure looks like the version I downloaded a while ago.

  46. spif Says:

    I searched for “lightsaber unleased”.

    Now it doesn’t show up at all.

    !@#$!@#$!!!!

    Steve, where did you download the old app from?

  47. Steve Says:

    I picked it up back in early August before of was first removed from the app store.

  48. PhoneSaber! Says:

    I Need My New Lightsaber Now!

  49. It's a Trap! Says:

    not available in united states…no explanation from apple or from you.

  50. Rem Says:

    Will this be available worldwide? I’m in Canada and the iTunes Store says that the app is currently not available in Canada.

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  52. whats going on Says:

    come on, did anything go wrong in the process? why hasnt the app showed up in the app store yet?

  53. Chusky Says:

    Hi, today i searched “lightsaber unleashed released” on Ggle and i found a download link on http://1337g33k.wordpress.com.
    This link is : http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=283265667&mt=8
    ITunes launched, the download page lightsaber U appears with some screenshots. I pressed install button and so as requested i entered my Password, then it dowloaded – normal -
    BUT… after it installed on my IPhone i started the app strangely named “Phone saber”.????? Surprise its not an update but exactly the same as the original… What’s that ? I feel like i experimented the very first Itunes’s pishing !!! Please tell me that it is not ! Feeling so noob… may be paranoïac

  54. Sp1ke Says:

    I’ve followed this link http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=283265667&mt=8 then downloaded it via iTunes… and I’ve got the PhoneSaber app, not the new one… Weird thing is that the app downloaded (according to iTunes) was Lightsaber Unleashed…

  55. MetaRidley Says:

    Hey I’m in Australia and I was able to download the app without any problems using Josh’s link. It shows up in my apps in itunes as “Lightsaber Unleashed”, but when I sync the app to my iPhone it appears to be the old Phonesaber app. Interesting.

  56. burnquist7644 Says:

    I’m pretty sure that the update we’ve been getting is the original update where they made the sound louder and made the motion sensor better (the 1.2 update just before it was pulled). I don’t know why it says Lightsaber Unleashed.

  57. SirVoolkon Says:

    Same here, Thanks for the link, it worked. I can’t make a search by the name lightsabre uleashed but I do can download via that link, I don’t really care about being the PhoneSaber 1.2 Actually (I’m one of those who don’t get in time to download the original one), so when the “unveil” yhe new version good for all but in the mean time…enjoy this one!

  58. Matt Says:

    I’m in the same boat as everyone else. It showed up as an update in iTunes. Downloaded it, synced, and its just the updated version of Phonesaber( which I know because I never got the last version, while my girlfriend did) Not sure what’s up. Looks like an apple issue.

  59. spif Says:

    Chusky, you rule. I don’t care if it’s not “Lightsaber Unleashed”, frankly, I just wanted my frickin lightsaber on my frickin iPhone ;-) And now I do!

    TheMacBox folks, I hope you get everything sorted. In the meantime I’ll be playing with old school PhoneSaber goodness.

  60. Barack Obama Says:

    Yes, I got the old PhoneSaber! The new one Sucks. Thanks, Chusky.

  61. JP Says:

    Good work Chusky – I got my iPhone just after phonesaber went away. Now I have it again! Yahoo!

  62. Shanner Says:

    PLEASE…make sure you have some of the old characters (luke, yoda, obi wan, etc.) as well as all the new ones. My son loves this, but doesn’t really like the new characters as much as the old ones. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

  63. American boy Says:

    It seems like it’s not available in the american app store, why is that?

  64. Barack Obama Says:

    It’s gone now. But I got it before it was pullecd again. What the f##k is going on?

  65. Barack Obama Says:

    The old one is better,

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  67. counsel Says:

    thq and the marketing for the new unleashed. Think I’ll keep the original. I don’t want to be any of those characters-I want it to be my lightsaber.

    Thumbs down to thq, and two thumbs up (one for each version) for the dev… :)

  68. Starkiller Says:

    I like both versions they are really AWEASOME !!!!!!
    PLEASE make a Star Wars blaster !!!!!!

  69. Thor Says:

    respect

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