A harsh desert world orbiting the twin suns Tatoo I and Tatoo II, this arid planet is covered with sodium-rich deserts, deep rocky canyons, and endless dunes. Located in the remote Outer Rim Territories at the edge of the galaxy, in the Orus Sector, Tatooine is a nexus of hyperspace shipping routes, making the planet's spaceport Mos Eisley a way station for traders. Far from the watchful eyes of the Empire, Tatooine also serves as a haven for frontiersmen such as smugglers, mercenaries, and bounty hunters, as well as the crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Only a few small human settlements and moisture farming communities (such as Anchorhead and Bestine) dot the barren surface of the planet. The deep deserts and wastelands are left to the native Jawas, the nomadic Sand People, and the strange life forms inhabiting remote areas.

The Dune Sea is a vast ocean of sand that stretches across the Tatooine wastes, this huge desert once was a large inland sea. The area is inhospitable to most life-forms due to extreme temperatures and a lack of water.The hermit Ben Kenobi has lived in the western portion of the Dune Sea for years. Jawas traverse the dunes in their mighty sandcrawlers, and a number of exotic creatures have adapted to the harsh environment, baked by the planet's twin suns. Moisture farmers avoid the dangers of the open dunes, setting up their extensive vaporator fields on more-stable salt flats and gravel wastes.

The Jundland Wastes are a dry, hot and rocky region on the planet Tatooine, its most prominent features are a canyon and mesa. They border the Dune Sea and are inhabited by Tatooine's nomadic and fiercely independent Sand People, or Tusken Raiders. Humans venture into the Wastes at their own peril. If the Sand People or the strange creatures of the wilderness do not attack, the climate can be just as lethal.

Tatooine is Luke Skywalker's homeworld. This is where he is brought up be his Uncle Owen Lars and Aunt Beru. This is where he first meets Ben Kanobi; and the most amazing sequence of events begins.

Luke Skywalker returns to his homeworld Tatooine in a desperate effort to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Tatooine's remote location and its position on the Outer Rim trade routes makes it a perfect lair for the crime lord Jabba, who rules his underworld empire from a base outside of Tatooine's spaceport Mos Eisley. Infiltrating his organization are Han Solo's allies Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Lando, working with Luke to wrest their friend from Jabba's Palace. The drifting dunes hold menace and death for Jabba's enemies, but underestimating the young Jedi Luke Skywalker may prove to be Jabba's last bad decision.