UPDATE: SONY PLAYSTATION DE HAVE REMOVED FACEBOOK POST :
Well, that didn’t take long. Sony Playstation DE have immediately backtracked on their initial posting, and issued a response stating that they hoped it would release for ‘any of the Playstation Platforms in the near future.’ Unless this means Star Wars 1313 is coming out on Playstation 2 or PS Vita, both of which are high unlikely, Sony Playstation DE have all but confirmed the imminent release of the Playstation 4:
Speaking to Lucas PR, Kotaku asked “The official PlayStation Germany site is listing Star Wars 1313 for PS3. Is the game coming to that platform? Or is the page in error?” to which the follwing response was given.
“No, that was an inaccurate post. We have not confirmed any platforms yet for 1313 and do not have any announcements to make at this time.”
FIND BELOW OUR ORIGINAL POSTING IN REGARDS TO A RUMOURED 2013 RELEASE:
Star Wars 1313, the upcoming third-person action-adventure from LucasArts will be released this year, at least according to Sony Playstation Germany. Revealing the news on their official Facebook page, they posted the message, “Star Wars 1313 erscheint 2013 für PlayStation 3.” This translates directly to, “Star Wars 1313 will make an appearance in 2013 for Playstation 3.”
Microsoft have yet to make any formal announcement, so whether we will see LucasArts’ shooter on either Xbox 360 or PC remains to be seen. Whilst details are light on the narrative and content of Star Wars 1313, players will be cast as a bounty hunter, whose task is to explore a subterranean underworld on the planet Coruscant in order to uncover and expose a criminal conspiracy.
The title of LucasArts’ project comes from the location in which players will presumably spend most of their time, level 1313 on the planet’s tiered architecture. This more mature, gritty direction contrasts greatly to LucasArts’ recent projects, where games such as Kinect Star Wars and the Lego: Star Wars series have been targeted towards a younger, and more family-orientated demographic.
Action emphasises a greater use of gadgets and weapons, opposed to reliance upon lightsabers and the Force. This implies that combat will be more manic and explosive, requiring the player to use cover and approach each encounter strategically. Hopefully this doesn’t mean that LucasArts are sacrificing elements core to the Star Wars franchise in the aim of appealing to fans of blockbuster shooters.
Developed on top of the Unreal 3 engine, what gameplay has been released so far looks astounding. Make sure to check out the three extended E3 trailers shown below, as well as sound off about how valid you think Sony’s confirmation is.