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Old 03-29-2003, 07:47 AM   #1
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Jedi Knight 3 Revealed !!!

I just went to grab my mail, and what did I see on the newest issue of Gamestar?

World Exclusive: Jedi Knight 3 Revealed

Just a few facts before I go to read it all:

-No Kyle, you can choose between several of his students to play [among them a Twi'lek]
-Non-linear levels
-bigger battles [several screenies where 6-7 jedi let it loose]
-FALL 2003 RELEASE!!!!


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Old 03-29-2003, 08:43 AM   #2
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Wow, so this is legitimate huh? I'm a little surprised it's coming out this soon after Jk2.....but still happy.

Do you really think that it will come out this fall as suggested? I have a hard time believing that one......

I do like the sound of different characters to choose from and I'm glad that Kyle is gone......there needed to be something different IMO.

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It uses the final iteration of the Quake 3 TA engine, so they were able to start with contents right away...

So, coming one and a half year after JK II sounds reasonable...

Oh yeah, btw: Dual-Sabers anyone?


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Old 03-29-2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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*stamps his foot and crosses his arms whining* no! I wanna Rogue Squadron 3!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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Old 03-29-2003, 11:55 AM   #6
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Rogue Leader II: Rogue Squadron III will be revealed this month in Electronic Gaming Monthly...


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Yeah I already know about the announcment of RS3... but I want it NOW *cries*

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watch jediknightii.net for a detailed write-up of the article by me that will be released soon


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Old 03-29-2003, 12:24 PM   #9
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Jedi Knight III Revealed
Developer: Raven Software
Publisher: LucasArts/ Activision
Release: Fall 2003

You know those moments when a simple day is turned into pure excitement? That about sums up my feelings when I went to the mailbox today to grab my issue of Gamestar, Germany’s Number One gaming mag. So I take a look at the cover to see a female Twi’lek wielding two lightsabers! “What the hell” was naturally my first thought before I see the words next to it: Jedi Knight III Revealed. World Exclusive.

So, where to start?
Right, with the story. At the end of Jedi Knight II, Kyle saves Jan from Desann’s claws, and the galaxy from the Doomgiver. Six years later: Kyle is now an instructor at Luke Skywalker’s famous Jedi Academy. Thus, for the first time in the Dark Forces series, you don’t play as Kyle Katarn! Instead, you create a character for yourself. Create? Yes, similar to a role-playing game you choose your characters gender, race (Humans and Twi’leks are confirmed so far) face, hair cut and clothing! And the customization doesn’t end there: you also choose a saber handle, colour and whether you want to use one or two sabers! Later on, you will also get a Darth Maul-style double-bladed saber.

Talking of sabers: Raven Software is trying to put a lot more emphasis on the Jedi’s favourite weapon. While there will still be conventional weapons (even more than in JK II), the current estimate says that around 70% of the game will be spent using a saber. And those 70% look spectacular for sure: according to the article, it will be quite common to face of against several Dark Jedi at once. This is where a new feature of JK III comes into play: you can now combine your force powers! For example, you can fight one enemy with one of your sabres, and at the same time throw the other saber at the next foe! Of course, Raven is adding new force powers to keep the experience fresh for us long-time fans of the series. Other than in JK II, you will now once again be able to choose what skills to advance in one of three levels. And you can choose if you want to follow the path of the light or dark side! This being more than a little touch, Raven promises that the last few levels of the 30-hour campaign will be different for the two sides; same goes for the final cutscene.

Which brings me right to the next cool new feature: missions! For the first time ever in an action-game, you will be able to choose which mission to tackle next! There will be a few key mission you have to do at a certain time, but otherwise, you are free in your decisions. Gamestar expects you to spend the time between missions in the Jedi Academy, from where you start on your missions. As I said there will be key point missions, as well as boss fights and side trek missions will allow you to improve your character, and maybe even pure vehicle missions! While JK II placed several levels in the same location, JK III will mostly be one mission in one location. These locations will be a merry mix of places from the movies, books, comics and new stuff. Examples of locales you will visit during your quest are Tatooine and Hoth (including a little ride on a Taun-Taun!)! Raven promises that the levels will often be twice the size of their JK II counterparts, and filled with life: on Tatooine, you will have to fight of Tusken Raiders, which are busy hunting Jawas (poor little guys always get beat up)!

The game will once again use a heavily-modifed Quake 3 Team Arena engine, as well as all of Raven’s own enhancements to it! Despite its Age, the screenies sure look spectacular! The multi-player part will also be enhanced, and rumours speak of vehicular combat!

And here comes the best part: According to Raven, JK III is 60% done, including story, scripts and levels. So, if everything goes well, you will be able to play it this fall!



Good job Com, nice write-up.
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Old 03-29-2003, 12:52 PM   #10
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:23 PM   #11
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Wow, so much happens these days...

I can't wait! XD

Let's hope RS3 comes out on GC too
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:55 PM   #12
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OMG, this sounds awesome!!! You can fully customize your own character, and can choose different paths of the force!!
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Old 03-29-2003, 03:02 PM   #13
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Paths of the force is easily my favorite part of this.

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Old 03-29-2003, 05:48 PM   #14
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Spectacular! Thanks for the write-up Com, now I just want some screenshots.
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:06 PM   #15
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Spectacular! Thanks for the write-up Com, now I just want some screenshots.
There are a few screenies in the thread below (abit a little small)

http://www.lucasforums.com/showthrea...threadid=95808

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Old 03-29-2003, 07:31 PM   #16
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Yayness

Somehow I think the release date is gonna be pushed back from fall 2003...it seems too soon...

But still, yayness ^^


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Old 03-29-2003, 07:58 PM   #17
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couldn't of said it better myself

this is such the direction i hoped they would take it.. customisable characters, choice of lightsaber(s)

am i so happy i could cry
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:26 PM   #18
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I really like the sound of non-linear levels and larger battles! After seeing the screenies, I can't wait to play this game....it's going to be awesome!

So Com, do you think this is the one last go around for the Quake 3 then?

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Somehow I think the release date is gonna be pushed back from fall 2003...it seems too soon...
I agree....I think it will be 2004 before we see it. *shrugs*

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Old 03-29-2003, 10:57 PM   #19
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:12 AM   #20
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Leemu, please keep that avatar. It's not you without it.
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:59 AM   #21
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I see no reason why it should be pushed back...

As I said, Raven says it's 60% done, and they have 36 guys working on it...

So Fall sounds very much possible for me, especially if you count Raven's expertise with action-games and the Quake III engine in...


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Old 03-30-2003, 11:09 AM   #22
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Ok, that's good enough for me Com.....36 people working on it? I missed that part. I'm not going to question that anymore


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did they say what platforms it will come out on other than pc?

will it come out for x-box? cause if it don't........*

*shakes fist wieldly in air*!
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Old 03-30-2003, 11:50 AM   #24
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I don't think they've really talked about platforms........though I can't imagine it not coming out for xbox. Considering that JO is available for Xbox right now, I think we can expect to see Jk3 on it as well.

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*has mild stroke* after screaming hell yeah!!!!!
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I am pretty sure it will be available on Xbox in the future


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Old 03-30-2003, 10:35 PM   #27
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Holy Cow!

I leave for one weekend and they announce JK3.

The craziness......


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Old 03-30-2003, 11:11 PM   #28
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See, you know what that means? You can't leave......

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Old 03-31-2003, 04:25 AM   #29
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I truly can't wait for this game. Damn, I'm gonna be addicted to it for another 11 months now, just like JK2.


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Old 03-31-2003, 06:35 AM   #30
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this one's gonna be worse - customisable chararcters? just think of the replayability i'm so happy
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Seeing the guy from Raven post over in the Valley has definitely got me thinking how real this actually is. I just don't want to get my hopes up too high, only to have a the game pushed back.......

Man, it sounds pretty damn good though.

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Old 03-31-2003, 10:38 AM   #32
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Sounds like KOTOR might have rubbed off on JK.
They needed to fix this.
Man, I'm sick of Kyle Katarn.

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Nah, Kyle was cool in his way


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I hope it differs from KoTOR besides just from being an action game though.


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well customizable lightsaber and character, not to mention "pick your own mission" sounds pretty damn awesome!

oh and that avatar is pretty neet, (and kickass!), Jedi Apprentice!
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oh and that avatar is pretty neet, (and kickass!), Jedi Apprentice!
Thanks man. Although I am pretty peeved about the quality and it needs a background.

All I have to say about this game right now is it sounds like it will blow JO out of the water and i can't wait to find out more about it.


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hopefully a new trailer will come out around summer; a way to jumpstart a new site at lucasarts.com for jkIII hopefully. assuming its real.
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:59 AM   #39
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Jedi knight 3

IGN.com has realeased information on jedi knight 3 which seems to be following in kotor footsteps
Some years after the conclusion of Jedi Outcast, Kyle settles down with the main force-boy, Luke, to teach other would-be light saber wielders the ways of the force. Instead of Kyle, players will take on the role of a user-created knight in training. Similar to any given RPG, gamers will be able to customize their own character, but to exactly what extent beyond appearance is unknown. Options to personalize attire, physique, the saber itself, and even species (several are planned), will be included, but how the development of force powers will ultimately be instituted remains largely unseen
Just because you're from the academy and picking force powers, doesn't mean you don't like to use the occasional pistol. The article in Gamestar notes that even more weapons than the original are being included, though the title will put a far greater emphasis on Jedi saber combat. Multiple saber variations (including two-fisted, double-edged, and possibly others) will be included. Sounds kinda familiar
Go to IGN.comto find out more
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