Star Wars 1313 is the latest video game to be released in the Star Wars universe which is developed to hook fans new and old. The game is set on level 1313 of Coruscant and there will be no Jedi or force mastering characters in the game, instead players will be taking control of a bounty hunter with a host of destructive gadgets.
The game takes place in between the two trilogies, episodes 3 and 4. So there will be a good chance of seeing familiar elements from both new and old Star Wars movies.
Watch the video below showing gameplay from the new Star Wars game along with Chris Watters and Shaun McInnis telling us whats in store for gamers.
What! No Jedi.
Let’s face it–Jedi are kind of everywhere at this point. The spiritual figures of the Star Wars universe have long been some of its most popular characters, but so many games focus on their struggles, pitting you as one of the iconic Force-wielding characters. Frankly, we’re feeling a little light saber fatigue, and most lapsed Star Wars fans probably are too.
Coruscant Level 1313
What better way to bring Star Wars fans back into the fold than focusing the story around a lesser-known part of the political hub of the Star Wars universe: Coruscant, which also happens to be a planet-wide city with thousands of levels that plunge deep beneath the surface. In fact, 1313 represents a level deep beneath the surface–a place where the Force doesn’t exist; the Jedi don’t inhabit; and only the most dubious characters reside.
Flamethrowers. Jetpacks. Grappling hooks. Bounty hunters have access to some pretty cool gadgets within the Star Wars universe. Since the focus of 1313 is on the morally questionable figures, LucasArts wants you to experience every facet of their lives, including the cool gadgets and the trouble that comes along with them.
1313 runs on a heavily modified version of the Unreal 3 engine, the same version that powered the impressive Samaritan demo. The game already looks fantastic and showcases the immense talents of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic special effects studio. The lighting and character models and their animation are all incredibly impressive and serve as a great example of what games could look like when the next generation of consoles arrive.
This kinda reminds me of a game for the PS2 called Star Wars Bounty Hunter in which players controlled Jango Fett before he signed up to be a DNA doner for the clone armies. The game was good but felt like it lacked the Star Wars magic.
I guess we will just have to wait and see how this game turns out. Do you think a Star wars game without Jedis is a good idea? Give us your thoughts below.