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Visceral's Star Wars game similar to Uncharted and 1313

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Star Wars 1313

That shot up there is from 1313 (opens in new tab), the dark, gritty Star Wars game that was in development before LucasArts was closed down. There isn't much chance of that seeing the light of day now, but its spirit may live on in Visceral's upcoming Star Wars game, which we've known about for a while now (opens in new tab).

Voice actor Nolan North revealed some titbits about the game during a panel at Metrocon, which was recorded and posted online here (opens in new tab). He doesn't appear to be lending his throat to Visceral's game, but he does seem to know a fair bit about it: according to North, it's styled after the Uncharted series. As Uncharted writer Amy Hennig is working on the game (opens in new tab), that's not entirely surprising.

"If you're a big fan of Amy Hennig and her style of story, she's gone to EA and is going to reboot a brand new Star Wars franchise in the style of Uncharted," North said, while talking about Hennig's departure from Naughty Dog. "I happen to know a lot about it and it's going to be awesome."

When asked if Visceral's still-unannounced game was a revived Star Wars 1313, North replied that it was "different" but "along the same lines".

Visceral's upcoming Star Wars game is rumoured (opens in new tab) to be open world, but we still barely know anything about it. (Thanks, Gamespot (opens in new tab).)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.