Star Wars: First Assault

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Star Wars: First Assault

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Confirmed for Xbox Live Aracde on the Xbox 360. That's all we know as of now. Domain names have been registered to LucasArts, and the XBLA box art was leaked. Take a look at my editorial and leave a comment over at XBLAFans.com.

http://www.xblafans.com/editorial-what- ... 55762.html
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Read and commented. It wasn't a long comment, but your thoughts essentially reflected that of mine completely. Great job, Tean.
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Your article sums up nicely how I interpreted this game and how I hope it'll play out: a reboot of the Battlefront franchise, sans the Battlefront name (which has pretty much died out because of all of the bad luck associated with the third game. Hell, even Rebellion hasn't made a handheld version since ES). I'll remain sceptical, but here's hoping that it turns out good.
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Sorry, Tean, but I don't have an account over there. So I'll leave my comments here.

It's nice box art, but I won't get my hopes up at all until more details are released. And if it is a Battlefront-esque game? I'm still going to be pissed because it's Xbox 360 arcade exclusive. I don't have an Xbox 360 like everyone else does. I'm borderline poor, and that isn't changing anytime soon. I don't have any friends locally who have a 360, I only have one friend locally and he doesn't have one.

So I'd never get to play it.
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Let's be 110% clear, nobody said it's exclusive to the the 360. Nobody knows anything. The Xbox 360 box art was leaked, but that doesn't make it exclusive.
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Fair enough.

I'm still really suspicious. A history of bad choices has made me lose all faith in the once great Lucasarts.
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Cautious optimism is the name of the game. 8)
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M$ would have to had paid LucasArts a pretty penny to make it XBLA exclusive. Could be timed exclusive, but exclusives are a rare breed these days so I'd expect it on PSN also and I hope Steam/PC.
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Moving_Target wrote:M$ would have to had paid LucasArts a pretty penny to make it XBLA exclusive. Could be timed exclusive, but exclusives are a rare breed these days so I'd expect it on PSN also and I hope Steam/PC.


As someone with a foot into the journalism business I wouldn't take this even slightly as a full exclusive. Timed maybe. But the reality is that the box art was completed and it got leaked. For all we know a Sony version of the art could be hiding on their servers, too, and maybe even one on Steam. The xbox.com one just happened to be the one found by an image crawler.
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Star Wars: Battlefront IV
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From what I'm reading larts is trying to recouped money burned making swbf3 assets so arcade Xbox was the cheapest investment to release limited content and make money back. It's a get rich off old costly asset project so likely a loose swbf 4 is accurate
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^

That seems pretty plausible to me. I'm doing my best not to get too excited, as I haven't had a lot of faith in Lucasarts lately. It may wind up being a puzzle game or something. :|Hopefully though, we'll get a shooter, although I'm predicting that the game will be lacking in polish. However, I'm also hoping that if the game is a shooter, and if it does well enough, it may convince Lucasarts to make a next-gen Battlefront title, maybe after 1313.
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ggctuk wrote:Cautious optimism is the name of the game. 8)

No, Star Wars: First Assault is the name of the game. ;)
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Marth8880 wrote:
ggctuk wrote:Cautious optimism is the name of the game. 8)

No, Star Wars: First Assault is the name of the game. ;)


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Well judging by the cover art (Storm troopers blasting at rebels ) it does look like something that would be on a 'Battlefront' type game.

Dont see why they would produce this cover art if it wasn't a shooter. But it is lucasarts...
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I'm also in the "not getting my hopes up" club. For all we know it could be a turn-based strategy game. Or a first person COD clone.

But, I really do agree with Guru. It seems like a perfect opportunity to re-use Battlefront III assets and reboot the franchise with a different name, just to see if a future retail release would be worth the investment.

I am getting my hopes up for one thing though; If it does come to steam/PC, WE NEED MOD TOOLS!!!! :D
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:D Yeah. Even if the game is stitched together frm SWBF 3 assets to get some money back. As long as it has modtools it's gonna be okay. Dunno how big that chance is tho...
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ANDEWEGET wrote:Dunno how big that chance is tho...



Very, very small. When was the last LA game released with mod tool support? Probably 2005.

Anyone feel free to correct me.
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THEWULFMAN wrote:
ANDEWEGET wrote:Dunno how big that chance is tho...



Very, very small. When was the last LA game released with mod tool support? Probably 2005.

Anyone feel free to correct me.

Totally and completely disagree. When was the last time LucasArts released a game that would boost sales by releasing mod tools (I.E. be worth the cost of creating such)? Oh yeah, 2005.
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That may be true. But that doesn't change the fact that my faith in LA has been slowly destroyed, and I don't trust them to create mod tools.

It's also the video game industry nowadays. AAA title games just don't let you mod them anymore, with the exception being Bethesda games and maybe a couple others.
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