Originally confirmed a few weeks before E3 commenced, LucasArts has now released the first proper details of Star Wars 1313, in addition to demoing live gameplay on GTTV.
Star Wars 1313 is described as a “mature videogame franchise” set in a “never-before-seen” world that is apparently the single most dangerous area contained within the Star Wars universe:
Level 1313 is a dark, vast subterranean metropolis beneath the surface of the planet Coruscant where the criminal underworld thrives. A third person action adventure game, players will take on the role of a lethal bounty hunter navigating through this ruthless world in a high-octane thrill ride.
As for gameplay, Star Wars 1313 will feature “exotic” weaponry and gadgets, as well as the combination of cover-based combat, platforming and playable cinematic gameplay:
Players will experience awe-inspiring and action-packed cinematic sequences, constantly staying engaged through the threat, pressure and tension of this criminal underworld.
Meanwhile, the game is being built on Epic’s Unreal Engine with proprietary technology to be utilized later in the development stages. Platforms weren’t revealed, but it’ll most likely appear on consoles due to its engine choice.
In a fully integrated game development approach, LucasArts is bringing in top artistic and technical talent from all parts of the Lucasfilm organization, including Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound and Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. Through shared tools and technologies while using the Unreal engine as a foundation, the teams are able to create a more emotional and visceral connection between the game and the player.
With cutting edge full body performance capture, high-end Hollywood visual effects techniques and leveraging Lucasfilm talent across the board, Star Wars 1313 promises to deliver a completely immersive experience set in a brand new mature Star Wars world.
Star Wars 1313‘s first gameplay footage, which was played on high-end PC hardware, was demoed during Game Trailers TV yesterday, as seen below.