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Star Wars 1313 story details and Boba Fett concept art give us a glimpse of what might have been

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Remember Star Wars 1313? Of course you do. It was the game shelved by Disney due to the closure of LucasArts studio, would have had players starring as Boba Fett. Today, IGN has posted a write up on a 15 minute demo of the game it was shown, and would have been shown during E3 2013, but alas, it was not meant to be.

According to IGN, the demo shown to it by a source close to the project, the game’s prologue started on Tattooine when Boba was rather young and not sporting his awesome Mandalorian armor just yet.

Fett, along with his armor would have evolved throughout the story, and at one point he would have ended up in the dark, slum layer of Coruscant, 1314. Here he would be “fighting his way” through the darkness of the level in search of his bounty.

The demo mainly consisted of Boba chasing a Trandoshan through level 1313′s marketplace, running through storefronts, once of which was a butcher shop featuring a slaughtered Tauntaun hanging from a meat hook from the rafters. Apaprently crime families in the level on Coruscant smuggle spice to other planets using these creatures and this was one of the central plots running through the game.

Various concept art is posted over on IGN as well, showing Boba and a droid companion, as well as other bounty hunters.

You should really go give it a read and have a look at what might have been. Personally, I think it sounded like it might have been pretty damn good.

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6 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    Shame really. Every now and again, LucasArts did deliver a superb experience, Republic Commando springs to mind and they did, to date, make my favourite RTS of ALL TIME – Star Wars: Supremacy/Rebellion.

    The only Star Wars game where you could literally lay a ‘trap’ for your opponent.

    I dread to think what the future holds for SW games – with EA churning out the same kind of crap during the Episode I-III era but with MTs and other DLC crap because thus far, SWTOR is a joke.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Edo

    God dammit Disney I hate you so much!!

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Talkar

    @1
    If you’ve said that 10 or so years ago i would have agreed with you. But honestly, since Republic Commando i haven’t seen any great games from them unfortunately :/

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Takeshi

    Stop torturing us, guys. =(

    #4 11 months ago
  5. edragon

    I found petitions to save Star Wars 1313:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/electronic-arts-bring-back-star-wars-1313#share

    And this one:
    http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/starwars-1313-continue-development-on-starwars-1313#share

    I do not understand media supports today GTA V for PC petitions, but they are ignoring much awesome game like Star Wars 1313 petitions?

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Dendroball

    Remember people Visceral Games is currently working on a SW game, it could be something pretty similar to 1313 or something highly derivative (after all they know one thing or two in the dark/gritty TPS genre).

    Visceral Games also picked up a few people from LucasArts who were working on 1313, EA certainly didn’t pick up the unfinished game assets/code as it was developped on a heavily modified Unreal Engine 3 using an highly complex motion capture technology developed by ILM.

    Still they could maybe have picked only the name and its original settings and rebuilding the game from scratch under the Frostbite 3 engine, we’ll see …

    #6 11 months ago

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