New Star Wars game coming to E3

LucasArts to offer first look at new project May 31 on Spike, with gameplay debut slated for June 4 during annual Los Angeles tradeshow.

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Gamers eager to learn where the next chapter in the Star Wars game saga will take them are less than two weeks away from finding out. Spike TV and LucasArts announced today that a new Star Wars game franchise will be unveiled on May 31, with a gameplay reveal following on June 4.

LucasArts is opening a new Star Wars chapter at E3

The new mystery project will have its coming-out party on Thursday, May 31, during Spike's Game Trailers TV show.

No further details are available. Earlier this month, Lucasfilm filed a trademark application and registered domain names for Star Wars 1313, spiking speculation that this is the name of a new game in the Star Wars franchise.

The latest entry in the Star Wars franchise was Kinect Star Wars, which was released in April and received a chilly reception by critics. That game is set primarily during the time of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with overlapping bits of the other prequel trilogy films and nods to the original Star Wars trilogy as well.

Discussion

544 comments
colbster
colbster

Star Wars needs a halo style fps franchise in the Star Wars universe, new gen rogue squadron, a republic commando sequel and of course battlefront 3. Any more Lego sw games and I will stab someone.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Why are those old news on the front news page?

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

Mmmmmm if its more shallow than Unleashed they can keep it...also I would kill for Jedi knight done Deus ex HR style only twice as long!

KontroLz85
KontroLz85

Just saw the gameplay.  Looks like Gears of Star Wars with some platforming.

vin551
vin551

i want a battlefront 3

Blackarrow1020
Blackarrow1020

I think the game will be called "Star Wars: 1313" and that you play as a bounty hunter in the criminal underworld of Coruscant. Just a guess though.

KTfreak4Jesus2
KTfreak4Jesus2

I would like a Republic Commando 2..... EVEN a reboot of the first one..... just remake an old game plz... cause they are better than any of this crud

vault-boy
vault-boy

I wish LA would make more games that didn't revolve around Star Wars. Not to say that there haven't been good Star Wars games but their was a time when Lucas Arts made games like Grim Fandango and Monkey Island. I'm not saying to stop making Star Wars games or to make all your games like Grimm Fandango and Monkey Island but do something different at least. Its getting old.

maniac060
maniac060

Republic Commando 2 or something COMPLETELY NEW!  A new SW: Bounty Hunter game on the other hand could be something awesome, if done by the right studio.  Can't wait for tonite's reveal.

SuperPaperDario
SuperPaperDario

Battlefront was predominantly a multiplayer game on a format where online multiplayer was getting started. The potential on an established online format, such as Xbox Live, is immense. Imagine a COD style Create-a-Class in Battlefront with perks, killstreaks (including AT-AT walkers, Millennium Falcon) and customizable Jedi's!

CocaColaNinja
CocaColaNinja

Kotor 3

Jedi Knight

Battlefront

Empire at War 2

 

I demand one of those

foxrock66
foxrock66

Today's the day. Give us a real Star Wars game, LA, something in the vein of RepCom, Battlefront, Jedi Knight, you know, something good. None of this Kinect, Force Unleashed, or other cheapened fakeness, please

linedrive09
linedrive09

Force unleashed 3 or Rebublic Commando 2 would be nice though

linedrive09
linedrive09

ME WANT BATTLEFRONT 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shredder56
shredder56

How about this.... Star Wars Battlefront 3: The Old Republic or Star Wars Empire at War: The Old Republic; using that story line you could certainly produce more games, Maybe? Or you could just continue where  Empire at War: Forces of Corruption left off, return of Silri and the army she found in that cave. Im personally hoping for Battlefront 3.

Sinisevil
Sinisevil

Star Wars Battlefront, in my opinion, and maybe yours, too, is the greatest franchise in Star Wars history! Better than the other games in Star Wars history. If Lucasarts is planning a new franchise other than Battlefront, GOOD LUCK!! 

warbrady
warbrady

i hope its gona be a ps3 only you know cos xbox and pc have had there own sw game and i hope its BF3

meeatworld
meeatworld

BATTLEFRONT 3! Atleast I seriously hope it is. I still play 2 and the series is in serious need a shiny new game. Its not like the previous ones didn't earn a sequel, they were good ass games.

CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

Similar to Diablo 3, hope it doesn't take 8 years until KOTOR 3

 

okassar
okassar

I like milk when it's good, but this is sour.

Stereomaster
Stereomaster

Force Unleashed 3 is trashed I guess... :( Who is running the video game department?!

gp3tron
gp3tron

I will say it again. Battlefront 3, Jedi Knight Reboot, Xwing Reboot, Empire at War 2, Republic Commando 2, everything else will be blown out of the galaxy...

angrydoid
angrydoid

We need Kotor 3, Republic Commando 2, Bounty Hunter 2, Jedi Knight IV.  What is LucasArts doing?

macejowsk1
macejowsk1

"new franchise" = NO SEQUEL!  It's not that complicated!  True many of LA's IP's are worthy and indeed overdue for a sequel, but sadly that is clearly not the context of this announcement.  Having said that, Sith Assassins Creed anyone? Open Galaxy assassinations?.......

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

For companies that base everything off sells of the game, you would think that as much of the request for Battlefronts 3 has gotten it would have already been made. I have money. I would gladly hand it over to you for that game.

craigprime
craigprime

What we need is a sequel to Rebel Squadron. I will love that game for eternity. Especially all the ships you could fly: X-Wing, Y-Wing, A-Wing, V-Wing, Naboo Fighter, Tie Fighter, Millenium Falcon; that game was boss.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@Venatorcruiser a tall order non the less though i think maybe next gen machine could pull it off, i have this vision of optimizing your ships flight path through atmospheric conditions while you enter the planet. i mean its only like flying your chopper out of the gta game up in to space and on to the next planet ?? i know the game engine will have constraints, but with the tech of today im sure someone can do it. Im ean the next gta is apparently huuuge!! :)

itchyflop
itchyflop

@Cappuccin0 hahaha !! i was thinking maybe it is a little optimistic, though gran turismo took years to come on the ps3.  i don't think its in Lucas's "persona" of games, be awesome though.

KASMIRSS
KASMIRSS

I'm not sure that another Battlefront is needed. It would be great to get something new and fresh, but most importantly it should be high quality game that also fans can enjoy not only 8yr olds. It should be based on original trilogy and should look also like original trilogy (only with modern lightsaber fights and so on). It would be enough for me for next 2 decades.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@Venatorcruiser awesome idea, exactly what i had in mind!!! you could travel from planet to planet and have each "area" like gta as cities of each. With huge galactic battles along the way.  :)

1337deadpool
1337deadpool

 @vault-boy Reboots to both of those would actually be impossible. The creators to both games now work at Double Fire Productions, who have no relation to LucasArts except for the fact that the company is mostly comprised of people who used to work there. However, some new series may be nice, as long as it doesn't involve dancing in front of the Kinect.

1337deadpool
1337deadpool

 @SuperPaperDario NO. Just... no.I do not want a new battlefront to be like CoD at ALL. I want it to remain to its routes: class-based gameplay where the team as a whole has to work together to win. Killstreaks would just negate this all together, and the upgraded weapon thingy in the second game is as much as I'll deal with. CoD can be CoD, and Battlefront can stay Battlefront.

maniac060
maniac060

 @CocaColaNinja BioWare said The Old Republic is KotoR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and so forth.  So no it wont be KotoR 3.  A new Jedi Knight game would be fun, as well as a new Battlefront.  I've never played Empire at War cause it's an RTS and I just can't stand RTS.  IMO, I think a new Republic Commando game would be cool.  How often do you see an epic Star Wars FPS?  Not very.

SuperPaperDario
SuperPaperDario

 @shredder56 Ive been dying for another Battlefront game, and you mentioning Battlefront: The Old Republic has made me giddy! Excellent idea! GET ON TO LUCAS WITH THIS!!!! :)

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @CeasdRedemption For Diablo 3 it took 10 or 11 years so hope KOTOR 3 doesn't intend to beat this record...if it does expect Blizzard to release Warcraft 4 in 2023 at 20 years after Warcraft 3

1337deadpool
1337deadpool

 @macejowsk1 I'd be down with that. While I would love me some Battlefront III, a Star Wars version of Thief would be pretty awesome as long as they don't screw it up.

MADMAFIA
MADMAFIA

first one is more likely sense it uses the official SW timeline BBY (Before Battle of Yavin(original movies)) and the 2nd one uses SWTOR's timelinge (Before Treaty of Corrosant). TGHW was in like 5000BBY

meeatworld
meeatworld

 @1337deadpool

 well the new franchise concept is as much speculation as the rest of the article, all we can really be certain of is that there is going to be a new game. Let me dream about a new battlefront, even if it is likely that this new title has nothing to do with that series. We'll all know what it's going to be when they decide it's time to tell us. For now, let our minds ponder the posibility for the long overdue sequels to our favorite titles.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @Cappuccin0 really?? without loading times between planets??, do you think they could do it now or next gen?? . The add ons or dlc is endless !!  :)

SuperPaperDario
SuperPaperDario

@1337deadpool I was just thinking of a way to make the game new and not exactly the same as the last one with hd graphics, and Im not taking about the gameplay being like Cod coz that wud be shi- poo! Many games have some class customisation in their multiplayer and bringing some of that to star wars would be cool! But it all looks irrelevant now with last nights announcement!!

meeatworld
meeatworld

 @Venatorcruiser

 No doubt about that, especially since microsoft and sony have both already released news that they've made serious progress to the next gen consoles anyway. maybe these kinds of ideas aren't so far fetched afterall, just a little ways off from the time being.

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

 @itchyflop actually I was being a little sarcastic back there. A game with those characteristics would take an eternity to develop and a huge load of resources as well.... but maybe Lucas could pull it off. Maybe.