October 23, 2002
Star Wars Bounty Hunter - Preview
Release Date Publisher Developer Rating Players Price
3/12/2002LucasArtsIn-House1$99.95

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Jango Fett on Coruscant.
Without a doubt one of the stars of the Star Wars universe is Boba Fett. Although he only says a couple of words in the original trilogy he has become one of the legendary characters. In Episode II: Attack of the Clones it's Boba's father, Jango, who gets the action on the screen as one of the characters which Obi-wan is trying to track down. Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a game based solely on Jango Fett's bounty hunting exploits. The game is set before Episode II, and will give gamers some insight into the characters past.

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Expect plenty of close action.
You are Jango Fett, the galaxy's most dangerous bounty hunter, hired to hunt down the elusive leader of a mysterious cult - dead or alive. Over six diverse worlds, you will face off against galactic scum, fearsome beasts, and brutal competition that stand between you and your prey: a deranged dark Jedi. This hunt will lead you to the darkest corners of the Star Wars universe where no one else has dared to go, but you are the fearless, ruthless, and relentless Jango Fett. For the galaxy's most wanted, there is no place to hide...

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Firing off some rockets.
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a third person action adventure set across 18 levels on six different planets including Coruscant, Tatooine, as well as a maximum-security asteroid prison. Jango's deadly arsenal includes his trademark dual blaster pistols, missile-equipped jetpack, flamethrower, toxic darts, sniper rifle, and a couple more, which LucasArts are keeping secret at this stage. He also has a range of gadgets at his disposal such as the wrist-mounted cutting laser to cut through locked doors in the game. The game will certainly have plenty of variety and gadgets to play with.

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Jango is equipped with jet packs.
Star Wars Bounty Hunter is driven by a compelling storyline that explains how Jango Fett was chosen to be the source for the clone army seen in Attack of the Clones, told through gameplay and dazzling cinematic sequences created by Industrial Light & Magic. The game also allows you to encounter over 100 unique characters, including familiar Star Wars aliens, droids and creatures, plus a fearsome Krayt Dragon and a host of new additions to the Star Wars Universe. The game allows you to bring in the bounties dead or alive - you decide. You will use your scanner to locate bounties, then chase down, corner and snare them with your wrist cable - or blast them into space dust.

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The effects certainly look nice.
Sweeping orchestral soundtrack includes music from John Williams' Attack of the Clones score, as well as original music composed exclusively for the game. Not to be outdone the sound effects are being completed at Skywalker Sound to ensure both their quality, and authenticity to the Star Wars universe. LucasArts have also used the voice talents of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones stars Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett and Leeanna Walsman as Zam Wesell. Also featuring TV and film star Clancy Brown as Jango's brutal arch-nemesis Montross.

As usual we are being bombarded with Star Wars games in the year of Attack of the Clones, but LucasArts seem to have learned from their Episode I mistakes. We want original content, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter is just that. Expect a release in late 2002.