UPDATE! Rumor: First Footage from Visceral’s Untitled Star Wars Game to Debut at E3 2015. New Hint about the Story?

VisceralTwo months ago we told you that the untitled Visceral Star Wars game will probably be a third person action game about young Han Solo, and that the game might tie-in with one of the upcoming spin-off movies. Now we received another report from the same source, this time revealing when we could see the first footage from the highly anticipated game. More details after the jump.

 

 

(April 8, 2015)

 

With the news that a new Battlefrontย trailer is coming in just 10 days at Star Wars Celebration, people started to wonder when are we going to see first footage from the Star Wars game currently being developed by Visceral. Well, it appears we won’t have to wait too long. According to our source, first footage from the game will be revealed at this year’s E3, taking place at the LA Convention Center (June 16-18).

 

 

E3

 

The Electronic Entertainment Expo aka E3, is the biggest annual trade fair for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game publishers to show off their upcoming games and game-related merchandise, so this news is not surprising at all.

 

In our previous report we told you that part of the staff was temporarily borrowed to finish development on Battlefield Hardline, possibly meaning that the title may come out a little later than originally expected. Now it appears we’re only a month away from footage of another exciting Star Wars game.

 

According to our source the game was built on the cryengine, and it is entirely possible that they used some of the early concept work and the early ideas of Star Wars 1313. It is a 3rd person action game, and the story is about Han Solo smuggling. Also there is something going on with bounty hunters.

 

Until any official news is revealed, take this report with the usual dosage of salt.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

(May 6, 2015)

 

The game’s Creative Director Amy Hennig and co-writer Todd Stashwick posted on Twitter and Instagram a greeting message for May the 4th, that definitely backs up our rumor that the game will be about Han Solo. Check it out:

 

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars day from @amy_hennig and me. Pew! Pew!

A photo posted by Todd Stashwick (@tstashwick) on

 

 

Not only Todd is wearing an “I will be your scoundrel” T-Shirt, while playing with a console controller, but they also used a Black Series Han Solo toy for the photo.

 

Also Amy Henning tweeted the following message: ย 

 


We all know which Star Wars character is associated with the word scoundrel. Do we need more hints? June 16 can’t come quick enough! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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56 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rumor: First Footage from Visceral’s Untitled Star Wars Game to Debut at E3 2015. New Hint about the Story?

  • April 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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    I’m looking forward to Visceral’s Star Wars game very much and I hope it’s a version of 1313. That seems to fit into Visceral’s wheelhouse when you consider their work on the Dead Space series and the fact that Uncharted’s Amy Henning joined Visceral. I really hope it doesn’t follow Han Solo, though. I’d like it to follow Boba Fett like 1313 would have or a new character altogether. I’d like for it to be something of a spiritual successor to Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.

    • May 7, 2015 at 2:42 am
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      i agree. i loved bounty hunter. boba fett or someone new would be cool.i think bounty hunter 2 would be the best game to make

    • May 7, 2015 at 4:12 am
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      okay, the reason they’re making a Han Solo game is because Star Wars Anthology 2# is Boba Fett, they’re saving Boba’s story for a feature film in the near future.
      These guys are getting predictable.

  • April 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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    I don’t think a Han Solo game would sell enough for how much a AAA game cost to make and market. Cryengine? You guys do know that EA only uses Frostbite 3 a engine they own for their AAA games right? I think your source is bunk.

    • May 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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      For some reason it seems that people are in love with Solo recently.

      • May 7, 2015 at 2:48 am
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        yea whats up with that. hes cool but not cool enough to make a whole game out of

    • May 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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      I disagree about the sales part, every Star Wars fan would buy it. However, an EA published game would not be made with Cryengine, that part is unlikely.

    • May 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm
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      You do know that EA is the publisher of several Crytek games including the entire Crysis series right?

      There’s nothing unprecedented or weird or fishy about this at all.

      Geeks talking business like they know it lol. Amateurs.

      • May 7, 2015 at 3:31 am
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        You don’t know what you’re talking about, They don’t own Cryengine so they won’t use it. This is a in house production not some publishing job, they’re going to use Frostbite 3.

  • April 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm
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    Solo’s game will sell, because everybody wants to be a Nerfherder.

    • April 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm
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      It would sell, i never said it wouldn’t, i just don’t think it would sell enough for it to be the scale of or larger than a Uncharted game.

    • May 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm
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      You mean a scruffy looking nerf herder ๐Ÿ™‚

      • May 7, 2015 at 10:12 am
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        Speak for yourself, I brush my hair and dress smart-casual.

  • April 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm
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    Would rather have a open world game with a new character but whatever.

    • April 8, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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      A open world that let’s you make your own character from different species.

      • April 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm
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        Yes! Ya hit the nail right on the head!

      • May 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm
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        Sort of like Skyrim meets Star Wars.

        • May 7, 2015 at 3:10 am
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          that would be awesome! if bethesda could make a star wars game i would never stop playing it

          • May 7, 2015 at 4:18 am
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            Bethesda makes good games, but…
            there’s just something inherently depressing about the games, especially the NPCs.

            I can’t count the amount of times I wanted to kill a complete Hitler-asshole in the game, only to find they’re an essential character. Like come on! it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be the good-guy in those games.
            Like the whole thing with that vampire chick whose… um.. a good guy? but she’s still a vampire, she’s just not AS bad as her dad = TRUSTWORTHY. Yeah right. And it gets better, you’re going to the depths of hell with this chick that you wanted to kill from square one because, you know, vampire sociopath. Bethesda make good games, but I just wanna take a bath every time I hear someone talk like an Altmer.

            As much as I like the execution and design, I just don’t want those guys to turn Star Wars into a game of “whose slightly more evil?” – we got enough of that treatment in PT thankyouverymuch.

  • April 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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    Uhm, why would it be built in CryEngine? That makes no sense.

  • April 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm
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    I just hope it’s as amazing as we all hope for. Been waiting a long time for this game to come out. Since battle front 2 on play station 2. To be about right. Hoping for an ass kicking multiplayer concept as well. Can’t wait. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • April 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    Sounds like everything is supposed to tie-in with everything else. Books, games, movies. I’d rather see a game set in the SW universe that can stand on it’s own two feet.

  • April 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm
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    Honestly, Boba needs his own game. Bounty hunting seems a bit more obvious than smuggling. 1313 was meant to be.

    I hope this Disney takeover does not mean an ever increasing focus on the “good guys” and ignoring characters like him in the leading role just because he has a villain status.

    Solo was not focused on combat, Fett on the other hand is as his occupation suggests. Combine a great number of varying missions/contracts in an open galaxy with his mobility/prowess and you’ve struck gold.

    If he isn’t going to get his own spinoff, atleast give him THAT opportunity to shine.

  • April 8, 2015 at 9:50 pm
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    Give me an Assassin’s Creed style Star Wars game and put it on the flippin’ Wii U!

  • April 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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    I’d love to see a GTA/Skyrim style huge open world game where you start as a newcomer to the planet and you can become whatever character you want like a bounty hunter, thief, criminal, vigilante or whatever

    • April 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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      Um…SW Galaxies is what you want??

      edit: I meant, The Old Republic.

      • May 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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        I’d rather see a more story-driven SW sandbox game than what World of Starwarcraft has to offer. ;^)

        Not that SW:TOR isn’t a fun game, because it is. But none of the MMORPGs I’ve ever played, TOR included, has ever drawn me in the way the Elder Scrolls or GTA has. I’d love to see a solid Star Wars take on those kind of games.

      • May 7, 2015 at 3:13 am
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        yea but i think he was saying not in the old republic timeline. i think old republic setiing is kinda boring. they just need to make a game set post rotj with open world

  • April 8, 2015 at 10:26 pm
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    They have to be careful you know. They can end up being victims of their own success, applies to all game makers. If a game company makes a game that ends up being so excellent and successful, certain people will try and reverse engineer it, the DRM, encryption etc. Whip the old packet sniffer out (if its online game). If they succeed in that they can make a repack/emulator for it, or mod it – effectively taking it out of the control of the makers, if its outside a jurisdiction in another country. I reckon its better to aim for medium success rather than huge success, so you don`t catch the attention of the wrong people (who happen to be highly talented). You don`t wanna suffer the same fate as WoW or more recently halo online. They got reverse engineered to f***, some others too.

  • April 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm
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    I keep thinking… I can’t take much more than this. However I’m getting a game and movie all in the same year! These trailers, teasers are just the tip of spear!

    I think times flying honestly… this movie will be on us before we know it!

    That said… with Amy Hennig helping with the writing this could be quite the game. Hopefully Uncharted meets Star Wars!

  • April 8, 2015 at 11:04 pm
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    I think it would be badass if it happened to be a survival horror Death Trooper game.

    • April 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm
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      If Star Wars: Commander is considered Canon, the Death Troopers (who appeared in an October campaign last year) are canon now, so it’s a possibility. Whereas that game would probably be fun, I’m expecting something with a little more impact on the overall SW universe.

      • May 6, 2015 at 11:45 pm
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        Yup, that is canon. Death Troopers exist

        • May 7, 2015 at 10:19 am
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          So Stormtroopers are like, er, near-death troopers (cos they never hit anyone). What is the point of them eh….? ๐Ÿ™‚

          I’m waiting for Home-Help Troopers (dusting, cleaning, taking the dog out), Take-Away Troopers who bring fast food right to your door, and Sex Troopers.

          • May 8, 2015 at 6:06 am
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            Death Troopers are zombies. So zombies are canon in Star Wars now.

          • May 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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            Zombies have been Canon since The Clone Wars. Zombie geonosians and clones were a thing.

      • May 7, 2015 at 12:30 am
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        I don’t think that video games, comics, and animated TV series should be canon. Only movies and novelizations that are directly related to the movies should be, including sourcebooks. Perhaps, I’ll just make up my own idea of what is Star Wars canon and do that.

  • April 9, 2015 at 4:56 am
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    If it is true that the visceral star wars game is about han solo, it would be cool if they take elements from the classic han solo books and comics.

  • May 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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    A female creative director?? I was told there were no women in the games industry!!

    • May 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm
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      Amy Hennig has been a creative director in the game industry for years, she was the creative director of the Uncharted series, heavily inspired by pulp adventures, particularly Indiana Jones.

      She’s the perfect candidate for a Han Solo game if these rumors are true. Smart writer, fun dialogue but also knows how to create dark scenarios as well, but still keep them light enough to stay in the old adventure serial genre.

      Impressively enough, she make it so that in her games, you feel tension, stakes and many of the things you never feel when it comes to video games most of the time.

      • May 7, 2015 at 10:21 am
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        Do some research on what exactly she and other female games company bosses are doing to the industry, on psychological level, it’s rather sinister. If you believe it.

  • May 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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    A game spanning Han’s life before ANH would be class. I’d love playing the journey from orphaned pirate to Imperial officer, then save Chewie and go off smuggling…

  • May 6, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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    It would have been really cool if they were also drinking “old smoothies”. IMO, a Han Solo Red Dead Redemption type game would be cool. I could imagine a lot of Sabaac mini-games in my future, especially one with particularly high stakes that awards me the ship of my dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • May 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    Might be Han Solo during his time in the Empire?

  • May 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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    I think it’s an exciting story about Han Solo set between TESB and RotJ

    • May 6, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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      It’s actually a riveting tale about Boba Fett becoming an interior decorator for Jabba the Hutt’s palace.

  • May 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm
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    is it a bad thing that i am planning my chemo treatments in November around a game release lol

    • May 7, 2015 at 12:26 am
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      Thanks for making me depressed you have cancer. Get well.

    • May 7, 2015 at 4:26 am
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      Yeah that stuff’s nasty, good luck to you with your treatment you anonymous person you.

  • May 7, 2015 at 1:21 am
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    Han Solo is such a boring character for a video game…

  • May 7, 2015 at 3:16 am
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    Fett is one jinxed character. Rumor after rumor of a spinoff movie, the director leaves, 1313 is canceled and the focus shifts from Fett to Solo.

    This guy just won’t get what he deserves. They better not screw him up in the new comic series either.

    • May 7, 2015 at 4:31 am
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      Let’s start a petition:

      Get Quentin Tarantino to direct a low-budget shootemup starring Boba Fett and Samuel L. Jackson [because America] where Boba Fett is out to get revenge on some dignitary [the dignitary’s name is Bob Iger] that’s been manipulating him with the promise of finding information about his dad, but Boba was betrayed, and so Boba goes on a revenge spree to find the guy who wronged him, thus initiating his journey into the outer rim into the midsts of true scum and villainy where we find him in OT.

      Who else wants this movie to happen?

  • May 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    An Open World Han Solo game set between episodes 4 and 5 about him dodging bounty hunters would be so sick!

  • May 8, 2015 at 6:02 am
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    I think it would be BADA$$ to smuggle spice past an Imperial blockade. A splash of combat, mixed with some intelligent and creative thinking = an Uncharted style game. A Boba game would be more combat focused – still cool, but a Solo game makes more sense given Henning’s presence.

    Hope an open-world game happens as the 3rd or 4th entry. I guess EA only have a 12 year contract (or is it 10?), so as soon as TFA drops, they will start pumping out games all over the shop.

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