Sunday, 17 February 2013

Footage Leaked For Cancelled Star Wars 3D Fighter

Yet another disappointment for fans of the galaxy far, far away in-game footage of a recently cancelled Star Wars 3D fighter has been leaked online. The video displayed Darth Maul ramming his blade through Anakin Skywalker's chest after a prolonged one-on-one fight. 
Were Christian Hayden's digital death not enough to get people interested it was reportedly being developed by the now defunct Studio Gigante, founded by Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias. Responsible for bringing a number of fighters to consoles a few years ago such as Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus.

The footage itself was, according to Eurogamer, a tech-demo from 2005 which was being pitched to publishers even as the developer began to shut down. Rather than being the usual parade of button slamming, spams of kicks and punches as found in a lot of titles, the fight footage was surprisingly slow moving. Emphasising more upon special attacks and combined stabs, parries and techniques which were shown in close ups. Given the changing order in which some of these attacks took place and the ability to suddenly dodge certain strikes, it's possible the game was intended to focus more upon chaining attacks at specific points for heightened damage. Much like Mortal Kombat vs. DCU's freefalling fights did but with more precision. Rage meters also seemed to play a part with a burning bar below each character's health meter growing as the fight progressed.

While this might seem old news, combined with the cancellation of Star Wars: Battlefront III when it was near complete not too long ago and the franchise's success with fighters makes this a very disappointing sight to behold. 

I guess we'll be waiting a little longer for Masters of Teräs Käsi 2.


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