Star Wars: First Assault multiplayer shooter screens

New screens have emerged for Star Wars: First Assault, but it may be the last we see of the downloadable shooter for a while. Kotaku reports that First Assault, which was first revealed via some leaked Xbox Live Arcade artwork, was intended as a precursor to Star Wars Battlefront III.

The 16-player team-based shooter was scheduled to launch this spring, Kotaku's anonymous sources say, and its performance would dictate the future of the long-dormant Battlefront franchise.

First Assault has no vehicles, nor any powered-up movie characters, but its engine could be built up into a proper Battlefront entry. Or at least, it could have been. LucasArts and the rest of the Lucas franchises were bought by Disney in October, which intends to contract out most Star Wars games and focus on social and mobile titles.

Since LucasArts was informed of the purchase, work froze on First Assault and other LucasArts games as developers wait to hear about the future of their projects, the sources said. This goes for flashy action game Star Wars 1313, as well.

We've asked LucasArts for comment on these reports and will update this article with any response.


  • mafyooz - March 12, 2013 1:23 a.m.

    YAAAAAY! Yet another FPS shooter, tgis time based on franchise where (as someone else has already noted) guns raely hit. Who says games are become stale and unoriginal?....
  • mafyooz - March 12, 2013 1:29 a.m.

    *this* and *rarely* and *becoming*. I normally at least try to make sure spellings and grammar are ok, but I've barely slept the past few nights due to having a young child who seems to be attempting to become nocturnal!
  • JachAnen - March 12, 2013 12:25 a.m.

    If the game should be true to the movies, you can only hit with every 10th shot (if you are lucky) :) But yeah, I'm looking forward to it, if it comes out, especially if it leads to Battlefront 3.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - March 11, 2013 11:53 p.m.

    *NOOOOOOOOOOOO (that has never seemed more appropriate)
  • 7-D - March 11, 2013 11:32 p.m.

    I'm more excited about the Flintstones FPS
  • pl4y4h - March 11, 2013 11:47 p.m.

  • Hobogonigal - March 11, 2013 10:20 p.m.

    It literally looks like a re-skinned Battlefield 3. I'm pretty sure that the guns in Star Wars don't look anything like modern day assault rifles. If Battlefield 3 or even this game First Assault actually releases, I hope it isn't some generic looking fps clone...
  • ObliqueZombie - March 11, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    Oh my God, if this doesn't come to fruition I'm quitting games forever.
  • Sinosaur - March 11, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    Based on those two screenshots alone... it doesn't really do anything for me as a Star Wars fan. Yeah, I can see what looks like Mos Eisley, and the second screen shot actually has weapons that look like Star Wars guns (unlike the first) and some AT-ST's... it doesn't actually have a strong feeling.
  • haxxoromg - March 11, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    if the performance of this game dictates of bf3 will be made then ill buy it regardless of the reviews. hell ill buy 3 if it means i can see the next battlefront
  • avantguardian - March 11, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    based on what, exactly? i'm as skeptical about prerelease hype and nonsense as the next guy, but i couldn't fathom forming any opinion about this game based on two screenshots.
  • avantguardian - March 11, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    this is actually a response to falcon, but for whatever reason it's up here instead...
  • Tjwoods18 - March 11, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    I suppose every middle east town, if looked at carefully, resembles Tatooine in some respect.
  • dcobs123 - March 11, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    That ain't Star Wars.
  • DEMONTHESE2211 - March 11, 2013 5:04 p.m.

    That is most definitely Star Wars and I dearly hope that this comes through, sells obscenely, and leads to a new battlefront.
  • JangoFettN7 - March 11, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    I second this!
  • JarkayColt - March 11, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    Well, first impression looking at those screens out of context...could hardly tell that's Star Wars to be fair. Wait did someone say...Battlefront? *holds head in hands*
  • Z-man427 - March 11, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    They'd better not can 1313
  • winner2 - March 11, 2013 2:28 p.m.

  • BladedFalcon - March 11, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    *Le yawn* looks boring.

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