Game to be showcased at E3 videogame confab in L.A.
LucasArts plans to go after older “Star Wars” fans with its next title, “Star Wars 1313.”Title revolves around the criminal underworld of Coruscant, with players taking control of a lethal bounty hunter in “a never-before-seen dark and mature world” as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Name refers to Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant. LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation and Skywalker Sound developed the game together. While the game will be showcased at next week’s E3 videogame confab in Los Angeles, no release date has yet been revealed for the title. “We’re excited to share one of the projects LucasArts has been hard at work developing,” said Paul Meegan, president, LucasArts. “‘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. We are committed to bringing the best gameplay experience and visual fidelity to life and I truly believe the work we are showcasing at E3 will speak for itself.” The game marks LucasArts’ return to developing games internally after essentially bowing out of the biz in 2010, when it started licensing its titles to outside developers, including the pricey online game, “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” from Electronic Arts. LucasArts’ other “Star Wars” titles include “Kinect Star Wars,” “Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2″ and “Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition.”