Back in 2008 a series of logos for cancelled Star Wars games were revealed in the book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. Yesterday it came to light that one of these titles, Star Wars Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith, would have starred Luke Skywalker's son facing off against an evil Solo offspring.
Former LucasArts creative director Haden Blackman told Cinelinx that this was basically his concept and it was conceived back in 2004 when George Lucas was adamant that Revenge of the Sith would be the final film in the franchise. The thinking at the time was that the series' chronology could continue in game form.
"Episode 7: Shadows of the Sith would have put you in the role of an adult Ben Skywalker," Haden explained, referencing Luke's son who was born in the Star Wars Expanded Universe book series New Jedi Order.
A long time ago, before Disney's acquisition of Star Wars, LucasArts spent two years developing a "hardcore" strategy simulation for PC and mobile devices. And then it quietly cancelled the project, four weeks from completion.
Before Star Wars 1313 was cancelled and its trademark abandoned, it was shaping up to be pretty cool. We knew it would have starred a young Boba Fett and featured a noir plot about tauntaun smuggling and now we have a better sense at what it would have looked like too.
Lucasfilm has abandoned the trademark for cancelled video game Star Wars 1313.
Earlier this year LucasFilm confirmed that its canned Star Wars noir spin-off, Star Wars 1313, was about everyone's favourite grappling hook-weilding bounty hunter Boba Fett. Now an anonymous former developer on the project spilled the beans to IGN about what the project would have entailed.
Just as we predicted Star Wars 1313 was about Boba Fett after all, according to a source at Kotaku.
Disney has ended internal development at LucasArts, effectively cancelling Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault.
Update: Some early Star Wars: First Assault gameplay footage has leaked, showing off what the game looked like as of October/November 2012.
Development of Star Wars 1313 is on hold, a new report has claimed.
UPDATE: LucasArts has told Eurogamer the PlayStation Germany Facebook page post published earlier today was "inaccurate".
The parent company of LucasArts has registered trademarks and domain names for something named Star Wars: First Assault.
Screenshots and a new video have been released for gorgeous bounty hunter Star Wars game 1313.
Yes, yes, but is it a next-gen game or not?
It's a funny place we've found ourselves in at this year's E3 - if not necessarily stuck between a rock and a hard place then certainly trapped in an awkward twilight, having old tech repackaged and resold to us while we marvel at a future that's very much here amongst us, even if certain parties refuse to acknowledge it.
George Lucas may have gone downhill as a director over the last three decades, but he's remained at the vanguard of special effects and high production values. Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, and Skywalker Sound are all among the best production companies in their respective fields and now they're all working together to lend their expertise to Star Wars 1313, the first mature-rated game from LucasArts.
"Star Wars 1313 is about being a bounty hunter in the most dangerous place in the galaxy," says game director Dominic Robilliard. The 1313th floor of Coruscant is a subterranean den of vice deep in the planet's core. As for the bounty hunter, he's now a stand-in model for a yet to be revealed character. Given that the title is a reference to CT-1313, an alias of Boba Fett's, (thanks, Wikia!) it's not hard to make a connection to the green grappling-hooked bounty hunter.
But for now we're stuck with a guy who kind of looks like Simon Parkin. He's also an expert in shooting, jumping, and climbing. These common videogame protagonist skills may sound like a missed opportunity for a Star Wars title, but Robilliard seeks to make a game that isn't mired in fantasy. Well, except for the robot assassins and space cruisers.
LucasArts has announced the 18 rated third person action adventure game Star Wars 1313.
This mature-themed Star Wars game is made by LucasArts and various Lucasfilm studios, including Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation and Skywalker Sound.
You play a bounty hunter in a "never before seen dark and mature world". It "brings to life" the Coruscant underworld, "the most dangerous place" in the Star Wars galaxy. There's mention of a "high octane thrill ride", "epic action adventure gameplay", "agile" cover-based combat, "epic platforming" and "seamless cinematic gameplay".