Star Wars and Mature-rated cover-shooter aren’t exactly a typical association, but LucasAarts has thrown its hat into the third-person shooter ring with Star Wars 1313, a title starring a bounty hunter stalking the underworld of the vast city-world Coruscant.
Comparisons with Gears of War might be drawn, but really, the trailer makes 1313 look much more like the Uncharted series, with cinematic setpieces and a somewhat stylized artstyle that’s nonetheless far more lifelike than the cartoonish models used in Star Wars Kinect or the Clone Wars cartoon. The trailers show off a firefight in the depths of a shuttle, followed by the protagonists leaping across to another damaged craft while both plummet into one of those endless chasms so common in the Star Wars universe.
Conspicuously absent are any traces of Jedi or the Force; 1313 seems to be marketing itself as a look at the grittier side of the Star Wars ‘verse. Check out the two videos after the break.