E3 2012: Star Wars 1313 bounty hunter game revealed

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star-wars-1313.jpgThe first E3 games show announcements are beginning to trickle in, and top of the list for sci-fi fans will be the unveiling of Star Wars 1313, a new third-person stealth and cover shooter from LucasArts.

Billed as a “mature” Star Wars title, the internally-developed title sees you take on the role of a bounty hunter, exploring the titular subterranean metropolis known as Level 1313 beneath the surface of the planet Coruscant.

“Exotic” weapons will be at your disposal as you look to uncover a criminal conspiracy, with gunplay and gadgets taking precedence over force powers through the “playable cinematic gameplay”.

“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,” LucasArts president Paul Meegan said in a statement.

No details yet on platforms or release dates, but it sounds at least like a step in the right direction for Star Wars fans burned by the recent lacklustre Kinect title.

We’ll have more news from E3 in the coming days, so keep your eyes locked onto Tech Digest for hot-off-the-press gaming news.

Gerald Lynch