Aspyr Media today released a free demo of the upcoming LucasArts game title, Star Wars: Empire at War for Mac. “Star Wars: Empire at War puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy in the hands of players, giving them the freedom to determine how they play the game within the completely scalable and accessible gameplay. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, LucasArts’ Empire at War lets players wage war on the ground and in space, as well as experience the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.” Star Wars: Empire at War will begin shipping to retail stores in North America next week.