It’s still not going to be officially announced for a while, but the first solid details on Visceral’s upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game have emerged. Today we’re learning about who you’ll play as in the game, and it’s not Han Solo…
As what will surely be the first of many updates about the game, MakingStarWars has learned some stuff about the lead character and the plot of the game:
“Weâ€™ve been told that Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys, The Riches, the Originals, Supernatural, Gotham and writer of Visceralâ€™s Star Wars game) is playing â€œDodger.â€ Dodger isnâ€™t his real name. He was forced into the criminal underworld when he â€œdodgedâ€ 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 â€œsurvivors listâ€ held by the Empire (a story idea which popped up in Marvelâ€™s Leia comic series).”
“Dodger is thrust into the story when he has the opportunity to work for Jabba the Hutt (more on that in a future update). The job will give Dodger the money he needs to buy himself off the list of Alderaanian survivors via corrupt Imperials. In the process Dodger finds something terrifying about what the Empire wants to do with the weapon that hits close to home and forces him to confront his past and the destruction of his home-world head on.”
There’s more at the link, so be sure to read it all!
MakingStarWars will be posting more about the game soon, and we’ll be sure to alert you to the latest that comes out. All those people predicting it would be set between Episodes III and IV turned out to be wrong, and we’re looking at a Star Wars game with a story that would be a great standalone movie sequel to Rogue One and A New Hope. Amy Hennig is known for great storytelling from the Uncharted games, and it looks like she’s bringing that to Star Wars with this untitled game.