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Star Wars 1313 revealed, will put us in the boots of a Star Wars bounty hunter

Looks like that mysterious Star Wars 1313 trademark from a few months back was, indeed, pointing towards a game announcement, and it's similar to one of the rumors we mentioned when we speculated as to what the next Star Wars game might be. Tonight, LucasArts officially unveiled Star Wars 1313 on GameTrailers TV, lifting the curtain ever so slightly on the next big Star Wars game.

Though few details were given out (the rest will be saved for a more proper introduction complete with a trailer on Monday), we were able to get some basic information as to what 1313 is about. Players will be stepping into the armor of an as-of-yet unnamed bounty hunter on Coruscant, a wretched hive of scum and villainy that makes all others seem tame by comparison. Some quick shots during the video showed off a character that might have been the “hero,” though the developers were tight lipped. Original speculation drove us to believe that that said character would be a younger Boba Fett, considering the Mandalorian armor-wearing assassin once went by the alias of “1313,” that appears to be incorrect – 1313 refers to Level 1313, “a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant."

Besides that, it has a Facebook page and some realestate on the LucasArts website, and a smattering of gameplay details that get us more than a little excited. We know that it’s going to be a third-person game with cinematic gameplay (sorry, Republic Commando fans), and we know that we’ll have access to “an arsenal of exotic weaponry” which we’ll be able to use to hunt down marks on our way to unraveling a criminal conspiracy. It’s looking to be a darker game, with LucasArts president Paul Meegan saying that it “dives into a part of the Star Wars mythos that we've always known existed, but never had a chance to visit." We’re hoping it's the part of the Star Wars mythos that doesn't involve gungans.

Obviously we'll be keeping a close eye on this one (or maybe we’ll flip down the blast shields and… nah, too easy), and expect to see it next week at E3. Stay tuned.  

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19 comments

  • pr0tostar - June 1, 2012 7:36 p.m.

    I was really hoping this was gonna turn out to be a Just Dance Wookie expansion... dammit.
  • wndem - June 1, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    Deep down I guess I knew this would not be a Republic Commando game but this sounds like it could have some potential. Just PLEASE don't screw this up Lucasarts.
  • Pwnz0r3d - June 1, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    New franchise? This sounds like Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, just solely set in Coruscant and without Jango.
  • IceBlueKirby - June 1, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    I'd rather have another game where I get to toss enemies about with Force powers, but I'll wait until the official reveal before I write this one off. It could be interesting.
  • Viron - June 1, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    No amount of apologies will ever make me feel better about never getting to play Republic Commando 2
  • jackthemenace - June 1, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    I never played any Republic Commando, but I'm just as sore about Battlefront 3. That should never have been scrapped. Still, this could be fun, if we give it a chance. Kinda makes me think of Firefly, despite not knowing much about teh game and having never watched Firefly.
  • db1331 - June 1, 2012 5:48 a.m.

    It sounds like they're going for Arkham Asylum but in the Star Wars universe. That has some major potential.
  • Zeedar - June 1, 2012 4:46 a.m.

    Please Lucasarts don't screw this one up! I'm a life-long SW fan, but I'm getting tired of all the shit that we've been given the last decade or so. Make this good! And for the love of god don't turn it into a cover-based shooter! The last thing we need is another Gears of War ripoff.
  • system1988 - June 1, 2012 3:52 a.m.

    Not worth my money if I don't get to wield a proper lightsaber. Don't get me wrong, I love the concept but only in terms of being a bounty hunter in the Old Republic MMORPG. A single player Star Wars game should always have the player wielding a lightsaber otherwise... i don't know it would just feel wierd. Hope to be proven wrong but I don't see this getting its way into my SW videogame collection without some major plot twists like: "hey i have the force now, forget the rocket launcher and the flamethrower!". Lucas Arts should seriously reconsider this game.
  • pinoklin - June 1, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    i think lucas arts is on the right track actually, tell me how many lightsaber games have we had lately?....plenty..how many of them worthy of being compared to the likes of republic commando or battlefront?....where you fire blasters and missiles....which only tells us that this is the way to go, i have always preferred wielding a flamethrower and a blaster rather than a lightsaber...i just hope they make this one great and worthy of being in the lucas arts hall of fame!!!
  • sirdilznik - June 1, 2012 3:23 a.m.

    I'm sure this could be a good game, but the only thing Star Wars I could possibly care about these days would be a new X-Wing/Tie Fighter type game.
  • jameseverett - June 1, 2012 2:16 a.m.

    In case nobody picked up on it, this sounds exactly like the setting of the SW live action TV show they've been thinking of making.
  • WooddieBone - June 1, 2012 1:19 a.m.

    That blaster and shuttles say we'll be playing in the Empire Era. That is definitely a good thing. I like that LucasArts is devoting time to the original trilogy since there were only a few games + TFU series, and after the clone wars fans need the real Star Wars.
  • Defguru7777 - May 31, 2012 11:24 p.m.

    In my head, I imagine this kind of being what Metroid could be, since Samus is a bounty hunter, but the games almost never touche on that. Come to think of it, have there ever been any games where bounty hunting was the main premise?
  • FunkyPickle - June 1, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    Yep, Star Wars Bounty Hunter.
  • kyle94 - June 1, 2012 6:10 a.m.

    As Funky Pickle said, there was Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. If you allow games not set in Star Wars, then there's most of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath. I'm sure there are a couple others, but I just can't think of them off of the top of my head.
  • pinoklin - June 1, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    the bounty hunter story of Old Republic is completely based on the premise...alas with more get 20 of this and kill 20 of that around for the sake of mmo-oing!
  • Defguru7777 - June 6, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    Ah okay. Thanks everyone!
  • sa_carver - May 31, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    I hope this is as great as the excitement claims it is. Force Unleashed 2 was good... but not good enough. TOR was, well, not good enough either.

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