In preparation for their big pre-E3 episode tonight, GameTrailers TV has just blown the lid off several titles that were originally supposed to be revealed during the show. While many of the trailers featured during the episode, like the Tomb Raider ‘Crossroads’ trailer and a closer look at Bethesda and Arkane Studios’ Dishonored, were already known the big reveals come in the form of Star Wars 1313 and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Seemingly out of nowhere it was revealed that LucasArts was working on a new game based in the Star Wars universe, but beyond that details were slim. Some figured it might be the long awaited next entry in the Star Wars Battlefront franchise while others were hoping it would be an entirely new IP.
Turns out it was a little bit of both. Star Wars 1313, if previous rumors are to be believed, will be a game focused around the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Several pieces of information, including a domain registration, suggested that LucasArts was working on something related to Boba Fett, and this all but confirms it.
It’s a bit strange to think that it has taken this long for a true Boba Fett vehicle to release, but perhaps Lucas Arts was waiting for the right time. Based on Fett’s style of combat it seems likely that the game will be a variation on the third person shooter genre with Halo-esque jetpack mechanics thrown in.
Along with the reveal of Star Wars 1313, tonight’s episode of GameTrailers TV will also mark the debut of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, a game we’ve heard rumors about but was yet to be confirmed. Producer Dave Cox cryptically tweeted that more vampire battling adventures would be on the way, but there had yet to be any solid details until tonight.
As was mentioned before, tonight’s episode of GameTrailers is a can’t miss for those looking for all the big reveals before E3 2012. However if gamers happen to miss out on the episode they can check back here for all the new trailers, including a closer look at Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
How do you feel about Star Wars 1313 being LucasArts’ new Star Wars game? Are you disappointed that it’s not Star Wars Battlefront 3? Were you looking forward to more Castlevania?
Source: GameTrailers (via Joystiq)