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Star Wars: footage of cancelled Darth Maul game emerges – watch here

Wednesday, 9th April 2014 09:56 GMT By Dave Cook

Star Wars has never done a Darth Maul game before, but if it did, it might look something like this.

That’s moving imagery of a cancelled Darth Maul game that was reportedly in production for eight months at Texas studio Red Fly Studio. Development began in 2010 as part of a deal with LucasArts, following the team’s work on the Wii port of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

The project started life as a Nintendo exclusive, before moving to PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. It is claimed that Red Fly wasn’t told about many canonical factors, such as Maul’s return in the Star Wars: Clone Wars show, and eventually saw interference from George Lucas, who wanted the game to be changed to a “buddy cop-like experience,” with the Sith warrior and pal Darth Talon.

Christ that sounds awful, but suddenly I’m overcome with visions of Maul and Talon sliding over the bonnet of X-Wing ships to a ’60s funk soundtrack, before entering then flying through a pyramid of empty cardboard boxes.

LucasArts cut off communication from the team shortly after the request and the game faded into obscurity.

Via GameInformer & Eurogamer.

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3 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    “George Lucas, who wanted the game to be changed to a “buddy cop-like experience,””

    Thank god he sold the rights.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Luciferous

    I wouldn’t have minded a bit of Darth Talon, but describing it as ‘buddy cop’ probably gives the wrong impression.

    Shame it never got made, Maul was fantastic in the Clone Wars, loved how unhinged he was when he was found.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. GrimRita

    Shame at all these potential games were in the works. So many studios hit hard by the closure of LucasArts as a publisher/developer.

    #3 9 months ago

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