More leaked Star Wars: First Assault images emerge

Three new screenshots from rumored downloadable multiplayer shooter surface showing Cloud City and Tatooine.

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Kotaku has obtained a batch of new screenshots from the rumored Star Wars: First Assault. The three new images show off locations like Cloud City and Tatooine, with squads of stormtroopers and rebels battling each other.

Image credit: Kotaku

A source told Kotaku yesterday that Star Wars: First Assault is a downloadable multiplayer shooter that was originally pegged to be released this spring, but is now in limbo following Disney's high-profile acquisition of the Star Wars franchise last year.

LucasArts reportedly suspended all hiring and game announcements when it originally learned of Disney's intention to buy the Star Wars brand.

First Assault is also reportedly "step zero" to Star Wars: Battlefront III, a test of sorts for Star Wars shooter games that run on the Unreal Engine. If the game is successful, it could lead to the release of the long-in-development--and heavily debated--Battlefront III.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

Discussion

171 comments
Guito
Guito

Does Makuch take a 4 hour nap, write his 2 paragraph articles, and then go back to sleep?

CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

Regardless of the games quality, I think the game would sell well because it has been a long time coming..Unless 1313 comes back around and such

porunga_namek
porunga_namek

Now hopefully this game doesn't go all Colonial Marines on us.  :-\

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

"First Assault is also reportedly "step zero" to Star Wars: Battlefront III, a test of sorts for Star Wars shooter games that run on the Unreal Engine. If the game is successful, it could lead to the release of the long-in-development--and heavily debated--Battlefront III." 

yahhoooooooooooooooooo 

finaly! we will have battlefront 3! (i hope) 

ChevLss
ChevLss

let us hope this isn't just a disturbance in the force.

yanni1
yanni1

YES I WANT BF3! Make it happen.

metalmasterW
metalmasterW

im looking forward to some official info on this, i like star wars, and shooters so this interests me. i hope its as nice as the battlefront games (Even though i was terrible at them lol)

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Don't mess this up! Have been looking forward to BFIII since BF II lol.

Baroni88
Baroni88

I loved the battlefront games. I hope this feels like the same type of game. Those were awesome!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

I agree with what one person said and that is hopefully the X-wing fighters and the Tie-fighters will be able to be flown.  If not at least have them shooting on the enemies below.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Hey guys at least it is not a new Star Wars movie.  I cringe at the thought of what horrible damage they would do to the series next.

BrutalPandaX2
BrutalPandaX2

LOL this does not look 'incredible'. There is no gameplay just the words 'Star Wars' and screenshots that look like a cheap Halo or Battlefield with nothing interesting happening.

Spitf1re-us
Spitf1re-us

A Battlefield style Star Wars game would be ideal.

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

lets hope disney can put out some good star wars games unlike the crappy ones we've be getting what they need to do is scrap the old republic and make it like the old xbox ones those two knight of the old republic one and two are two of the best sw games ive played. crap old galaxies was a better game than the new old repub man where are all the good games at ive got gta 5 in what 6 months and state of dacay hopefully this month or april will have to wait on star wars

dogfather76
dogfather76

Does anyone else think that the word "leaked" is a bit overused now.  I must be a skeptical person because I think all leaked screenshots, etc are intentional.

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

Wow this looks incredible. Hopefully it will come to pass some day!

Imatyta
Imatyta

I would love this game, even though there are no vehicles. Graphics are fine and the price would be low as well. Fuck Disney if they don't release this. Was this going to be on PS3 as well? If not then Fuck MS as well :p

Supabul
Supabul

Forget that I'd wish they'd make Fracture 2

ulgk
ulgk

If the graphics is quite good, I'm getting this game.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I just don't get the reluctance to come out with Battlefront 3. I worked with this guy who's daughter was engaged to someone working for Lucas Arts down in San Fran. And I asked him to request that Battlefront 3 be made when he went down to visit. When he came back he informed me that it indeed is by far the most requested game they have yet to make. Of course, this was all before the whole Disney acquisition, but it still doesn't make sense to me.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

This game looks pretty awesome. Disney better get their head out of their ass and let Lucasarts do its job and release great games! But that might be too hard considering how big their mouse ears are and how much shit is stuffed in them.

Blazerdt47
Blazerdt47

Someone link this thread to Disney execs.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Another in a LONG line of bad decisions from Lucasarts...not putting the game out.

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

Are these rumored images rumored to be using the NEW Unreal Engine? That looks like some smooth-donkey ambient occlusion and global lighting on these low-res images. I'm gonna have to search around for some higher-res shots.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

It annoys me how they're depending on the success of this game before they consider making a Battlefront 3. What if this game doesn't turn out so well, all the hundreds of thousands of people requesting a Battlefront 3 are going to be ignored?

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Don't get your hopes up. This is too good to be true.

Mojira7
Mojira7

Screenshots look great! I enjoyed Battlefront 1 and 2. But I wonder if this game will also have large levels and dozens of AI bots running around and simulating a battlefield. There is a chance the levels may be smaller and tighter (thus the very detailed graphics) and the only players are human controlled, in which case, it may not feel exactly like battlefront. Perhaps that is why they made a different title for it? Although really, if you cannot use vehicles or control jedi, it may not be deemed a proper starwars game :) Looking forward to hear more of this game in the future!

JmaN123654
JmaN123654

Make this game and make it right continuing with how the battlefront's played already so that you can win GAME OF THE YEAR AND BREAK SALES RECORDS

everyone loves star wars, just the THOUGHT of playing in that universe will strike TONS of sales!

chemergency7712
chemergency7712

MAKE THIS AND 1313 DAMNIT. I'LL GIVE YOU ALL 599 US DOLLARS.

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

disney, since you are now the owners of of lucasarts, wtf are you thinking?!! release this game!!! it will be a day one buy for me!! (unless reviews says otherwise, but i have faith) and also, don't tell me you have paused the development of star wars 1313!!! it will be another sure buy from me and a lot of people don't be stupid!!!!!

bud_de_arkor
bud_de_arkor

@ChevLss like Kyle Katarn said one time to Luke: you always sense a disturbance in the force xD

Nate401
Nate401

@turnerdoc yeah, maybe after they cash in on the 350 million plus dollars they put into their MMO. It should have gone better for them. I would get a console TOR as if that would ever happen. Maybe on Steam Box in five years when I can afford its constantly updated self. KOTOR 3 would be a super surprise. I will always wish for a SW full action RPG

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@KimCheeWarriorX and your point ? ..... actually ..... who cares about your point as many people would love a Star Wars shooter similar to COD titles

tightwad34
tightwad34

@KimCheeWarriorX  I was thinking pretty much the same thing. Although I wasn't quite sure which generic shooter it looked like. Then the other two images looked much more Star Wars like.

realiamnot
realiamnot

@alpha_unit97 I totally agree, they need to make battlefield 3 before this. Although maybe they're doing this as it might be similar to cod? That is the craze in gaming right now...

tightwad34
tightwad34

@alpha_unit97 Uh, I would say there are more than hundreds of thousands of us wanting Battlefront 3. There is a ton of demand for BF3.  

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

@Mojira7 You think thats good graphics? They look horrible to me, which means it should have massive levels. And I don't care about graphics so thats a good trade to me. But those graphics hungry people will complain.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

@tightwad34 lol, sorry, you're probably right. I just wasn't comfortable with saying millions for some reason...