We at FleshEatingZipper love – well, loved – LucasArts in its prime back in the nineties. What exists now is, unfortunately, a faint husk of that old form. One thing that could be said is that, as of recently, they had been working on a game like First Assault, one that looks and sounds exciting and because of uncertainties in the realm of Lucasfilm (sans, y’know, Lucas) the output of everything at LucasArts is still up in the air.
The boys over at Kotaku have the scoop: First Assault is (or was!) a Call of Duty-style multiplayer shooter that was set to release on Xbox Live Arcade, allowing for 8×8 matches and vehicular combat, which seems a bit odd considering the size constraints of the former don’t field for good amounts of the latter, a big problem I felt the Battlefront games had. Well, that’s a coincidence because if First Assault had been successful, it would have lead to full development of Battlefront III, the third in LucasArts’ best selling Star Wars games ever.
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