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Tessek
06-29-2003, 04:28 AM
Have any screenshots been released or any new info since the initial announcement?

thanks.

Semicolon
06-29-2003, 04:55 AM
I think there might have been, not sure. Have you checked out the offcial site?

StormHammer
06-29-2003, 03:44 PM
*watches tumbleweed blow past and listens to eerie wind*

Not a bean. :(

Since the official announcement, all has gone quiet on the Lucasarts Front. There is not even an 'official site', just the announcement page with the trailer here (http://www.lucasarts.com/press/releases/74.html).

I think it is in a very early stage of development, and there is probably not a great deal available yet to show us. It has only been sbout six weeks, after all, since E3 ended, and the title is not scheduled for release until summer 2004 (I expect that date to slip, and for the X-Box version to be released first, which is a growing trend).

We'll just have to be patient for a while. :)

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 03:47 PM
*Is patient... for about 5 seconds*

I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER! GAH! :mad:

Tesla
06-29-2003, 03:56 PM
Well since there devolping it on an advanced/updated version of the Unreal Engine which can do some amazing stuff, it won't be untill December or Sometime 2004 that we will get some serious info about this game, im sure the screenshots will be the greatest FPS SW game ever ;)

-=ReApEr=-
06-29-2003, 03:59 PM
I personally haven't seen any, mind you im too hooked up to SWG to even notice. :o

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:02 PM
We've got another choice! WE CAN FORCE THE PROGRAMMERS TO WORK DAY AND NIGHT AT GUNPOINT, AND THEN THE GAME WILL BE OUT BY CHRISTMAS! GAH HA HA HA HA HA!

YES! TO LUCASARTS, MY ARMY OF IMPATIENT GAMEFREAKS!

*The army marches toward the offices of Lucasarts*

GAH HA HA HA HA!

•-BLaCKouT-•
06-29-2003, 04:03 PM
Oh boy, this game is going to cost me, big time. I'll have to upgrade quite a bit to play it, but I will do it.
Oh yes.

I'm looking forward to it almost as much as the Animated Series. :D

B.

The Cheat
06-29-2003, 04:04 PM
yeah there is still one more year until the game is released so until then we are bound to get some information on the game

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:08 PM
YES! THERE'S THE BUILDING! ATTACK!

*Hundreds of angry, impatient geeks swarm the building and begin breaking into the offices, holding hapless, terrified game-designers at gunpoint and ordering them to work faster*

YES! MY PLAN IS COMING TO FRUITION! GAH HA HA HA HA HA!

Semicolon
06-29-2003, 04:11 PM
GIVE US NEWS!!!!

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:14 PM
HERE'S YOUR NEWS! THE GAME WILL BE OUT IN ONLY A FEW MONTHS, THANKS TO MY PERFECTLY PLANNED ASSAULT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICES!

YES! PROGRAM! MODEL! MAKE THAT GAME! GAH HA HA HA HA!

*Echoing maniacal laughter*

StormHammer
06-29-2003, 04:17 PM
Lunatic Jedi....NO! You FOOL! The FBI will cut power to the building and crash their hard disks! :eek:

Why not do something more constructive instead?

Why not all say what you want to see in the game? :)

•-BLaCKouT-•
06-29-2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
Why not all say what you want to see in the game? :)

Blood.
Although I know it's not going to happen, and someone will make a mod for it. Lucasarts can't make their SW games too gory (even with Geonosians) because of their target audience.
Tch!

B.

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:22 PM
Fine. I want a mode where you and your team of commandos can storm the offices of Lucasarts and hold all the programmers at gunpoint!

You have to hold them for ten minutes, while fighting off FBI agents trying to get to the big power strip that's keeping all the computers in the office running!

GAH HA HA HA HA!

Seriously, it would be pretty funny if they actually added a mode like that.

Semicolon
06-29-2003, 04:23 PM
HUH? I want the game!!!

Uses Leet hackins skills and hacks into Pizza Huts hard drive.

Orders 100 pizzas.

Pizzas for everyone!!!

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:29 PM
Yay! Pizza!

The Cheat
06-29-2003, 04:32 PM
LJ, you are one crazy mofo

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 04:37 PM
Come on! You know you'd enjoy it!

ITS LIKE CONQUEST MODE, BUT WITH HUMAN LIVES! :evil1:

•-BLaCKouT-•
06-29-2003, 04:59 PM
Will there be an MP mode in CC then?

//doesn't actually know much about the game, has only seen the trailer

I mean, I sure hope so, but y'know?

B.

StormHammer
06-29-2003, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by BLaCKouT_1138
Will there be an MP mode in CC then?

//doesn't actually know much about the game, has only seen the trailerB.

Well, the problem is that no one knows very much about the game at this point. Here is the official announcement again...

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – May 13, 2003 – LucasArts today announced development is underway on Star Wars: Republic Commando (working title), a dark and intense first-person shooter for the Xbox™ video game system and PC. The game will utilize an enhanced version of the acclaimed Unreal engine technology.

Expected for release summer 2004, Star Wars: Republic Commando will present a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. Players will step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience.

Make of that what you will.

Personally, I would assume there will be an MP mode. After all, the Unreal engine supports it, and it would be a bit pointless not including MP, considering the number of people who would want to play online with a Star Wars FPS. After the debacle with Unreal II...I hope a lot of developers have learned a lesson or two about not supporting MP with particular franchises.

I like the wording of the announcement, anyway. Dark, intense, brutal... are all very promising hints at the style they are hoping to achieve. Of course, that could be subject to change, but I have a feeling this title will be aiming for gritty and hectic combat.

My own hopes for the game include...

- Very good team AI in SP...and a very easy and intuitive system to issue commands to your team-mates. If you can think back to Half Life: Opposing Force, I like the way that worked, mostly...but it could be expanded so that you could set up defaults for each character, like team-mate A is aggressive, team-mate B is assigned to protect your back at all times, etc. I suppose that sounds a bit more like the team-bot matches in UT, which is actually no bad thing.

- A wide range of weapons, both blasters and explosives.

- Class-based play possibilities - it would be nice to be able to select a class for your characer in SP, like demolition, sniper, etc., and adjust your weapon-skills accordingly. Then again, maybe that would be more suited to MP.

- a limited weapons loadout, considering you'll have team-mates to back you up.

- A good 'selectable mission' format, like we're going to see in JA.

- no game over screens if you fail a mission (unless you die). It would be great if you had to work through some missions with fewer team-mates, because you allowed some to die...

- some solo missions - team-based play is all well and good, but I hope there's a good mix so you can go solo and tackle some situations without any backup.

- Vehicles. I'd love to get flown to a start point aboard a troop transport, hit the ground running under intense fire, and set up a defensive perimeter.

- A wide range of mission objectives, from information extraction to rescues, from escorting a VIP to tackling some kind of insurrection on a planet. It would also be a nice twist to have to save some of your captured team-mates. :)

Those are just a few thoughts. The game will probably be nothing like that...but at times like these you have to have a mad fling now and then...

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 05:28 PM
The phrase that struck me the most was "brutally realistic."

Hmm... think this could turn out to be a Star Wars version of Rainbow Six? THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! :D

Tessek
07-01-2003, 12:54 AM
I think they could have some form of blood in a this game. It would only be something like green goo for the geonosians, but I think that would be acceptable. I'm pretty sure they were all gooey when they got slashed in the droid foundary in AOTC. I don't think we will ever see red blood in a star wars game, unless it was modded.

Tesla
07-01-2003, 01:07 AM
You should have seen blood in "A New Hope", remember when Obi Wan chops off the gangstars arm :)

And i dont think they should put blood in this game IMO ;)

Semicolon
07-01-2003, 02:50 AM
I like blood...

in ANH..that wasn't blood...that ws pizza sauce from the bar ;)

Lunatic Jedi
07-01-2003, 05:07 AM
Mmm... blood... :evil1:

Semicolon
07-01-2003, 11:25 AM
I'm a pizza: And bloody is my sauce :)

700th post :D w00t!