LucasArts unveils Star Wars game for grown-ups
Bounty be popular
LucasArts announced its latest videogame this week, Star Wars 1313, which pushes the franchise towards a more mature audience with its proposed 18-certificate rating.
The game - announced through Spike's Game Trailers TV Show last night - is said to be a third person action adventure set in a ruthless criminal underworld on the planet Coruscant.
The focus will be on fast-paced action, cover-based combat and playable cinematic gameplay, as players take control of a ruthless bounty hunter, who tracks down his targets and uncovers the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy.
"Star Wars 1313 dives into a part of the Star Wars mythos that we've always known existed, but never had a chance to visit," said LucasArts' president, Paul Meegan.
We'll reserve judgement for the official reveal, which will happen sometime at the E3 2012 games industry show next week.
It surely has to be better than the painstakingly tiresome Kinect Star Wars, though, even if the connection to the Lucas films is slim, at best.
Either way, it's another one for the stack of Star Wars-themed games that are piling up almost as quick as the notes in George Lucas's bank vault. ®
Where's my Tie Fighter
I want an updated version of Tie Fighter or X-Wing, with all new pretty-pretty graphics, and lots of things to blow up.
... so long as I get to beat JarJar to a bloody pulp.
The reason many of us believe that Lucasarse are milking the franchise is because, despite the potential, too many of the derivative games are quite simply themed crap, and they repeatedly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by issuing yet another Star Wars POS game. If they produced decent games (or mostly decent, even) there wouldn't be this carping.
To take your Ferrari example, imagine after the first few brillant models, they went downhill, and eventually the name ended up as just a trim badge on somebody else's cheap tin box. That's what we're talking about with the Star Wars gaming franchise, and the real world motoring example is Ghia. In the UK, people only now know of Ghia as a trim badge on a Ford Focus that indicates "I am elderly, infirm of mind, but have slightly more money than I know how to spend properly". Few have even considered that Ghia once designed and built fabulous cars themselves.
BTW, this car anorakery now justifies the original article in the Hardware section.
Re: Where's my Tie Fighter
I definitely agree. Are you listening George?*
* (I know the answer is almost certainly no)
"Hasn't Star Wars always been gritty?"
Grittish. Charred skeletons and bar fights at the start but never followed through the incest storyline.