news\ Jun 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

LucasArts announces 'mature' Star Wars 1313 game


Star Wars 1313 has been announced as LucasArts' "secret" game, and will make its formal debut at E3 next week.

Star Wars 1313 has players take control of a lethal bounty hunter in a "never-before-seen dark and mature world".  It will be a third-person cinematic action-adventure game that will bring to life the Coruscant underworld.

The game is named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant.  In Star Wars 1313 players will control a deadly bounty hunter and use his arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunted marked targets and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy.

As opposed to most Star Wars games which let you play as a Jedi and wield the force, players in Star Wars 1313 will instead use human skills and gadgets. After all, hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.

"We're excited to share one of the projects LucasArts has been hard at work developing," said LucasArts President Paul Meegan. "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. We are committed to bringing the best gameplay experience and visual fidelity to life and I truly believe the work we are showcasing at E3 will speak for itself."

While I'm sure some are bummed out that it won't be a new Battlefront game or some other sequel, I'm actually excited with this new approach LucasArts is taking.  Hopefully we can finally get a decent bounty hunter game. Details are scarce now, but look forward to its grand debut at E3 next week.  There is a website for the game, although it doesn't contain any information at this point.

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