Today the speculation ended about two questions: What is the new Star Wars game franchise? What is Star Wars 1313? Turns out, they are one and the same! Link

The game will make its formal debut at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 5-7. As players take control of a lethal bounty hunter in a never-before-seen dark and mature world, Star Wars 1313 introduces an integrated development approach by bringing together great artists across the Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. and Skywalker Sound. A third person cinematic action adventure game, Star Wars 1313 will bring to life the Coruscant underworld, the most dangerous place in the Star Wars™ galaxy.

Named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant, the game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world.

So far, the response I’ve seen has been mainly positive, as a mature game would be new for Star Wars, but only if LucasArts can pull it off successfully. We’re still waiting for some details, like what time period the game is set and which platform it will be released on. We’ll keep an eye on further details. Here’s a link to the official Star Wars 1313 site.

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