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“‘Dark and Mature” Bounty Hunter Sim‎ Star Wars 1313 Announced

June 1, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

LucasArts is preparing to milk the tiredest cash cow in show business with a new Star Wars game, titled 1313.

Internally developed by LucasArts, Star Wars 1313 will make its formal debut at E3 next week, but a few details have already been announced. You take control of “a lethal bounty hunter in a never-before-seen dark and mature world”, in a third person cinematic action adventure game based in the Coruscant underworld – “the most dangerous place in the Star Wars galaxy”.

Named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant, the game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world.

Paul Meegan, President, LucasArts said:

We’re excited to share one of the projects LucasArts has been hard at work developing. Star Wars 1313 dives into a part of the Star Wars mythos that we’ve always known existed, but never had a chance to visit. We are committed to bringing the best gameplay experience and visual fidelity to life and I truly believe the work we are showcasing at E3 will speak for itself.

Development of the game brings together artists across the Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. and Skywalker Sound.

As yet, no platforms have been announced, but you can see some concept art on the game’s site.