Star Wars fighting game footage emerges

Tech demo for original Xbox brawler from now-defunct Studio Gigante set in sci-fi universe surfaces.

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Footage of a canceled Star Wars fighting game has surfaced. Robomodo president Josh Tsui has released a video (via Polygon) for an untitled brawler set in George Lucas' sci-fi universe. The game was in development for the original Xbox at the now-defunct Studio Gigante, which Tsui cofounded.

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According to Tsui, the footage (below) is in-game and meant to show a proof of concept. It has not been edited, he said, noting it was meant to accompany a presentation.

The video shows off a battle between Anakin Skywalker and Darth Maul, the main antagonist of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Gameplay appears to take place in a 3D space instead of on a 2D plane and also features slow-motion sequences and Force moves.

This game would not have been the first Star Wars fighting game. LucasArts developed the weapon-based 3D fighting game Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi in the late 1990s for the original PlayStation. In addition, Darth Vader, Yoda, and other Star Wars characters appeared in 2008's SoulCalibur IV.

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