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New Star Wars Game Debuting At E3

By Pete Haas 2012-05-27 12:17:04 discussion comments
This year at E3, Lucasfilm will be bringing gamers back to a galaxy far, far away. They plan to show off a brand new Star Wars game franchise during this year's E3. The first details of this project will be revealed shortly before the convention.

GameTrailers TV will give the world the first look at the game durign their pre-E3 episode on May 31st. Presumably we'll see a short teaser trailer. Then, on June 4th, GTTV will show off the first gameplay footage during their "E3 All Access Live" special at 10 PM EST.

"I am blown away by both the caliber of the team on this project and their bold vision for this new Star Wars title,Ē said Geoff Keighley, host of GTTV. "I canít wait to introduce our viewers to this game and show off the footage that left my jaw on the floor when I first saw it."

Lucasfilm recently filed a trademark for the phrase Star Wars 1313. Some assume that it's the name of this new game. "1313" is supposedly a reference to Boba Fett, as he used the alias "CT-1313" during the novel Boba Fett: Maze of Deception. I'm a bit skeptical of these theories, because A) that's a pretty flimsy Fett connection and B) Star Wars 1313 sounds like a dogshit title.

That's not to say Boba Fett wouldn't be a good subject for a game franchise. The bounty hunter is easily one of the coolest characters from the films. A good chunk of his life wasn't covered in any of the films, so there's plenty of room for a developer to spin some tales about him.

Still, what I'd really love to see is a new space combat game in the vein of TIE Fighter or X-Wing Alliance. Those were some of the best games that LucasArts made but they never even bothered to re-release those games through Steam. Not really sure why LucasArts - or the gaming industry in general - decided to abandon space sims but I'd love to see love to see another X-Wing game with today's technology.

The fact that the game's going to be revealed on GTTV suggests that it's at least going to be targeted toward "core" gamers. I'm not expecting another Clone Wars game or a Kinect cantina dancing simulator.
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