We’ve been lacking plot-focused Star Wars titles since The Force Unleashed. When Star Wars 1313 was cancelled due to George Lucas selling the franchise to Disney, the Mickey Mouse giant shut down all LucasArts project including this one.
Now, with Electronic Arts holding the Star Wars games’ license and rights, its team over Visceral Games and their recent acquisition of the most popular Creative Director from Naughty Dog, Amy Hennig, it’s quite exciting to see something similar to Uncharted that is based in the galaxy far, far away.
Over at Making Star Wars (MSW), a Star Wars-centric website, Jason Ward the Editor-in-Chief has shared some details regarding about Visceral Games’ Star Wars project, codenamed “Ragtag”. According to MSW, the story sounds “complex” and is also “film quality” in totality.
“The story for the game as I’ve heard it sounds very complex and practically film quality in totality. The hero’s connection to the main story is strong and the structure is pretty tight overall. The story takes place after A New Hope and just before The Empire Strikes Back. ” posted by Jason Ward, Editor-in-Chief at Making Star Wars.
The publication has also been told that Todd Stashwick, the co-writer of “Project Ragtag”, will also be the voice behind the protagonist named “Dodger”.
“Dodger isn’t his real name. He was forced into the criminal underworld when he “dodged” the draft into Imperial service, leaving home on very bad terms. When he decided to run he became wanted by the Empire and basically went into hiding in the seedy underbelly of the galaxy. He learned to be charming and how to talk fast. However, his life got a lot worse after the destruction of his home world of Alderaan and he found himself on a wanted “survivors list” held by the Empire”
From the sound of it, the character’s story and adventure are quite similar to Nathan Drake, Amy Hennig’s creation over at Naughty Dog. Dodger also uses a “light-whip” as his weapon which means that there will might be no lightsabers in Project Ragtag.
Jason also noted that at the time of his blog-post that all information “appears” to be accurate and that there might be some minor changes before the game’s release. Also, over the GAF forums, it seems that most users said that MSW has a solid track record when it comes to the accuracy of the rumors it posted in the past. We’ll never know for sure until EA will make its official announcement of their project.