Whenever trademark filings are discussed, it goes without saying that a publisher’s early brandings can mean everything, or nothing at all. So when recent filings surrounding ‘Star Wars 1313‘ started popping up courtesy of Lucasfilm Entertainment, some suspected that a brand new film or TV series could be in the early stages by those trusted with the future of the Star Wars name.
But with new filings now covering online interactivity and digital content, the mysterious project is looking more and more like a possible video game, with strong connections to the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett, no less.
Before anyone gets ahead of themselves, it should be repeated that the domains uncovered by Fusible – “starwars1313.com” and its numerous variants – are all that has been revealed about whatever it is Lucasfilm is up to. While the title could refer to anything related to the Star Wars license, the range of content and merchandising channels attached to said trademarks are the same used for previous game properties.
That in itself may not be a confirmation of a brand new game, the significance of ‘1313’ might add to the possibility. The only occurrence of those numbers in the extensive Wookiepedia is an alias used by Boba Fett, only once in an extended-universe novel. These findings are again, anything but ironclad, yet the development of a game built around one of the most recognizable faces in the Star Wars universe is far from outlandish.
With nothing but the slight possibility of a Fett-centered game series, inevitable a direction as it might seem, it’s hard to know exactly what Lucasfilm has in mind. With The Old Republic once again anchoring the Star Wars brand among the hardcore gaming community, it’s possible that ‘Star Wars 1313’ could be a similarly-targeted adventure through the face-plate of Fett himself. There was no shortage of fans of Star Wars: Republic Commando, so a comparable approach to combat could be successful.
Then again, it’s just as possible that Boba Fett could be in for a friendly makeover, being re-defined for the Kinect like the dancing Han Solo. We’ll hope that the truth is a bit closer to Republic Commando, since that game’s sequel is just one in a long line of cancelled LucasArts properties that we were forced to mourn.
The speculation will hopefully cease, or at least be given more ammunition when the publisher or developer provides some details on exactly what ‘Star Wars 1313‘ really is. Any theories of your own?
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