With all of the hype going into the development of the new Star Wars trilogy, now seems like a fitting time for more video game related projects based on the epic franchise to make their way to the masses. Last week, we learned Obsidian has an idea for a new RPG based between Episode’s III and IV, well this week, another studio’s plan to reintroduce Star Wars to the fighting game scene had been uncovered.
Former Studio Gigante developer and current president of Robomodo, Josh Tsui recently revealed on his Twitter feed
that Gigante had completed a prototype for a Star Wars fighting game during his tenure at the studio, which appears to be set during the Clone Wars.
While the game failed to get off the ground, the studio managed to complete a full prototype, which can be seen above. To be honest, it isn’t the most exciting thing considering most of it is just standard swordplay (or lightsaberplay if you will) with some punches, kicks, and force throws added to the mix. Although having to stab your opponent in order to get the KO was a surprisingly dark design choice.
However, you have to remember this is merely a prototype meant to show off what the game’s engine is capable of and it does its job pretty well and considering Tsui’s fighting game background
, this game may have been something cool had it been given time to flourish.
Who knows? Maybe we’ll see a fighter based on this new trilogy within the next few years. Only time will tell.