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Platform: PC, XB
Genre: Shooter
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: LucasArts
ETA: Fall 2004

 

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Star Wars Republic Commando

 

Star Wars fans, by now, probably have heard of Star Wars Battlefront, a military inspired Star Wars game. LucasArts has yet to release another military inspired Star Wars game known as Star Wars Republic Commando.

 

Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and the Xbox. Players will become an elite member of the Republic’s Special Operations force.

 

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This first-person shooter will have dark tones that are set by mission briefings. Players will lead their squads on many assignments including hostage rescue, infiltration/data retrieval, elimination, assault, sabotage, and reconnaissance operations. Your team will consist of three men and is controlled through an intuitive and accessible "smart squad" command system, based on squad markers and stances. This game features more than fifteen levels, and will have both familiar and new Star Wars settings and characters, including the mysterious General Grievous and his bodyguards from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III.

 

 

Players will have a variety of weapons including the DC-17m repeating blaster rifle. There will also be attachments for the weapon allowing for sniper rifle and anti-armor weaponry. Players also have the ability to pick up and use enemy weapons including the Trandoshan slaver shotgun and Geonosian elite beam weapon as well as several types of thermal detonators.

 

Star Wars Republic Commando will also be online, for both PC and Xbox Live. The game offers a variety of multiplayer modes for the PC and Xbox including deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag.

 

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Features:

Explore the military side of the Star Wars universe.

 

Explore eight environments.

 

Ship, a disabled and overrun Republic Assault Ship and the lower jungles and tree cities of the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk, while you take on special operations that feature hostage rescue, infiltration/data retrieval, assassination, assault, sabotage and reconnaissance objectives.

 

Access to more than twelve authentic weapons.

 

Innovative squad combat utilizing intuitive and accessible “smart squad” command system featuring squad markers and stances.

 

Challenging combat with enemies that include Trade Federation Super Battle Droids and Droidekas, Geonosian Warriors and Elites, and Trandoshan Slavers and Mercenaries.

 

Multi-player capabilities including deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag.

 

 Play with up to 16 players online via X-box Live or out of the box Internet play on PC.

 

Star Wars Republic Commando seems to be shaping up as a decent looking Star Wars game. Fans of the Star Wars military side might be in for a real special treat.

 

- Jay Tonello

(February 28, 2004)