A bunch of details have allegedly leaked for Visceral’s Star Wars game, the secretive third-person adventure game headed by Uncharted creator Amy Hennig. While these reports are unconfirmed, be warned that what follows may well be spoilers.
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The leaks come via Making Star Wars, a site with a history of leaking legitimate news on upcoming Star Wars movies. That site’s track record is why we thought it was worth reporting, along with some of the details, which sound legitimate.
First up, the game apparently stars Todd Stashwick, known best for his television roles in 12 Monkeys, Gotham, and a bunch of other stuff. See his face on IMDB and you’ll be like “oh, that guy!” Now, Stashwick was previously confirmed as a co-writer on the game by Amy Hennig, so it would make sense for him to be lending his acting talent too. At one point, he was going to act in Uncharted 4, too, before Hennig left Naughty Dog.
Thrilled to announce that my friend @ToddStashwick will be joining me as co-writer on the Star Wars project for @VisceralGames @EA !
— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 11, 2014
As for the story’s timeline, it’s said to be wedged between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Stahswick’s character is a survivor of Alderaan’s destruction and he’s on an Empire wanted list of survivors – this concept appeared previously in one of Marvel’s Leia runs.
Stashwick’s character is nicknamed “Dodger,” because he managed to dodge the draft into the Imperial army by heading into the seedy criminal underworld. He’s a fast-talking rogue, a bit of a Han Solo archetype. He’s located on the Outer Rim, and that’s where the Empire’s efforts are focused at this point, as they try to uncover the Rebels who blew up the Death Star. This shakes things up in the underworld, because suddenly criminals are turning each other into the Empire for a quick credit, while some are siding with the rebels and becoming unlikely heroes.
Dodger is forced to deal with Jabba the Hutt so he can get the money together to get his name wiped from the Empire’s wanted list of Alderaan survivors. He then discovers an Empire plot that reminds him of Alderaan, and he’s forced to act.
The protagonist’s default weapons are an energy whip and a blaster. He can use the whip to snare enemies as he blasts away with his other hand. He won’t be swinging a lightsaber around, basically.