On last night’s GT.TV pre-E3 special, a new Star Wars game was announced titled Star Wars 1313.
Not too much of the game was shown during the episode, but we learned that players will be taking on the role of a Bounty Hunter in the most dangerous place on Coruscant, 1313. Here is the official announcement made by LucasArts:
LucasArts is diving into the most dangerous depths of the Star Wars criminal underworld with their newly announced internally developed videogame franchise, Star Wars 1313. Players will take control of a lethal bounty hunter in the never-before-explored expanses of Level 1313, deep below the surface of Coruscant. Using an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down marks, the player must also uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy in this third-person cinematic action adventure game. It’s a bold new take on the Star Wars galaxy, intended for mature audiences.
Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a mortal, well-equipped hero who cannot rely on supernatural powers to survive his dangerous environment. The game benefits from an integrated development approach that brings together artists from across the entire Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. and Skywalker Sound.
Also a video of the developers talking about the game can viewed in the link below.
The game definitely sounds interesting, but from what was being talked about by the developers at Lucas Arts about it involving crime, gangs, and bounty hunters, I got the feeling that a lot of the ideas that have been discussed about the much delayed live action T.V. show, may be making it’s way into the new game. Is there connection between the game and the upcoming live action T.V. show? We’ll have to wait and see, but we can expect more info and gameplay footage to be shown at the upcoming E3 show on Monday June 4th.