Rumor: Visceral's Star Wars game has a second main character, backstory leaked
Robie Mattox is (allegedly) her name.
Visceral's Star Wars game was a disappointing omission from E3 2017, but the developers apparently felt that they weren't ready to show off the game. That, however, isn't stopping the rumor mill from turning, as new details are coming out concerning a possible partner in crime for the protagonist said to be called "Dodger."
According to this latest rumor as reported by MakingStarWars.net, Robie Mattox will play a significant role "at the center of the story" accompanying Dodger on his journey and serve as a protagonist for a future sequel to the game.
Here is her character description courtesy of MakingStarWars:
Robie Mattox is a woman in her early thirties that is Dodger’s partner in crime. She’s a gunslinger with an attitude and is one of the only people Dodger can trust, both personally and in a fight. We cannot understate her importance to the series being laid out right now as she’s our other main hero. Supposedly the plan is to have her take center stage in a sequel down the road.
Like most heroes in the Star Wars universe, Robie’s parents were killed when she was young. She grew up an orphan on 1313 after being taken in by the Wandering Star crime family. Robie has some weird hangups. She doesn’t like droids. Artificial life creeps her out. She would be right at home with Wuher at the cantina on Tatooine. This will apparently put her at odds with Doc, Dodger’s field medic droid.
Mattox is being depicted as played by Natalie Morales who is known for her roles in Grinder and Parks and Recreation. Visual details include "a Han Solo-style holster strapped around her right leg," a hat similar to those the Rebels wore on Endor in Return of the Jedi, and a Sniper Rifle as her weapon of choice.
Visceral's Star Wars project was originally announced all the way back in 2015, but we were warned to keep expectations in check as the game was still pretty far off. The game is helmed by Amy Hennig, the ex-Creative Director at Naughty Dog for the Uncharted series and rumors of it being an open-world RPG have previously been shot down.
All we can do right now is keep playing the waiting game.