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Star Wars 1313 concept art, demo detail story starring Boba Fett

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Star Wars 1313, the canceled action game from LucasArts, would have starred Boba Fett in a story that spanned Tatooine, Coruscant and other planets, according to a 15-minute gameplay demo and concept art shown to IGN.

IGN reports that the person seen in the E3 2012 demo of Star Wars 1313 was a placeholder protagonist, and instead the game would have focused on the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Working for Jabba the Hutt, Fett would have begun on Tatooine in a prologue without his familiar Mandalorian armor; over the course of the game, his outfit would have come to resemble the Fett we all know.

According to IGN, Fett would have visited both layers 1313 and 1314 of the Coruscant underworld, with the former being a "corrupt metropolis controlled by crime families" and the latter being a neglected slum. The gameplay demo shown to IGN featured action sequences and Uncharted-like platforming, as was seen in the original E3 2012 demo. Fett would also have had a droid companion fighting along with him, although the droid would have betrayed him later in the story.

Star Wars 1313 was canceled when Disney closed LucasArts this past April; the House of Mouse had acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries, including LucasArts, for $4.05 billion last October.

The game was in development on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At the time of LucasArts' closing, representatives for the studio confirmed to Polygon that the company was exploring other avenues to complete the game. In May, Electronic Arts and Disney announced an exclusive agreement for the rights to develop and publish Star Wars games. There's no word on whether EA plans to pick up Star Wars 1313, although the company told Polygon during Gamescom that it has "access to everything that was done during the LucasArts era."

For more, check out IGN's full story.

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