|Enter Prince Xizor - sinister servant of
the Dark Side. Lord of the Black Sun crime ring. Mastermind behind a
brazen plot to assassinate Luke Skywalker. But YOU, as maverick mercenary
Dash Rendar, have other plans. Stop Xizor. Protect Luke. Rescue Han
Solo from the carbonite-cold clutches of Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett.
All with your blaster, brains and bravery. A gripping new plotline,
with new characters and environments...find out what happened between
The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. FIVE gameplay modes
- in a variety of vehicles and spacecraft - from the heavily armored
Outrider, to snowspeeders, hovertrains, jet packs and speeder bikes.
Action-packed Star Wars locales - including Mos Eisley and the ice planet
Hoth. New locales, like the sewers of Imperial City, Xizor's palace,
Gall Spaceport and the dreaded junkyards of Ord Mantel. Several products
were released under the "Shadows Of The Empire" label, including a novel,
a junior novelization, comic series, videogames, trading cards, a soundtrack,
role-playing games, toy figurines, vinyl dolls, a series of Micro Machines
toys, statuettes, model kits, a line of new action figures and vehicles, and
so on. The entire Shadows of the Empire project, though not technically a film,
can be collectively considered the closest project to a film in the Star Wars
official continuity, without actually being a film.