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Friday
Apr052013

The Cancelled 'Star Wars 1313' Was Going To Be About Boba Fett. My Tears However, Have Not Been Cancelled.

As you know by now, LucasArts has closed down. The production company responsible for the majority of the games you've ever seen with anything 'Star Wars' in the title and also, famously, some of the classic adventure games (Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion etc). One of the most prominent (and promising) titles the company had in production was Star Wars 1313, set between the prequel trilogy and episodes IV-VI and taking place on Coruscant (the city planet), the game was going to follow a set of smugglers, though the 2 main characters' mission was always a little unclear. Well, it turns out, one of those smugglers was going to be Boba Fett, with the game most likely serving as an origin story of the bounty hunter we come to know him as. As a Star Wars fan pretty much from birth, I feel pretty comfortable telling you that writing that sentence almost gave me an erection.

The thought of a Boba Fett origin story, set in the game LucasArts were creating is mind blowing to me. The tech alone had people salivating, and the fact that the game wasn't going to be able to feature any 'force' at all was a truly exciting thought. You add to that mix it being the birth of Boba Fett the bounty hunter and... I think... Yep, there's that erection. I live in hope that this will somehow come to fruition some day, but I fear we will never see what is easily one of the best pitches for anything I've ever heard. I'm genuinely a sad little boy right now. Take a look at the trailer below, and remind yourself that "Here's what you coulda won!"

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