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Ubisoft’s first game with the iconic property, Star Wars Outlaws is looking impressive

It is a time of galactic civil war… or actually, it’s apparently smack-dab in the middle of that time, in Ubisoft’s Jedi-less actioner Star Wars Outlaws.

No laser swords?

While other games set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away revel in the tales of Jedi and lightsabers, that won’t be so with Star Wars Outlaws. Revealed at the Xbox presser yesterday, Ubisoft’s upcoming first foray into George Lucas’ creation will go the completely opposite direction.

Instead of plunking players into the role of a Jedi or surviving Padawan, Outlaws will let them be bad guys. Well, kinda anyway, since players will take on the part of a scoundrel named Kay Vess, for what could only be described as a good old fashioned caper.

It’s just one that takes place in another galaxy, and at a time when the Empire was decidedly striking back.

As the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the final defeat of the Rebel Alliance, the criminal underworld thrives. Fans will play as cunning scoundrel, Kay Vess, brought to life by Humberly González, and her loyal companion Nix, played by Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Bad Batch™), as they attempt one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Seeking the means to start a new life, players will join Kay and Nix as they fight, steal, and outwit their way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates and join the galaxy’s most wanted.

Ubisoft press release

It’s not clear just how much of that video is representative of the actual gameplay, but Star Wars Outlaws is both looking and sounding impressive. An open-world (galaxy?) adventure, Outlaws will bring fans to planets both familiar and original for its quest. Oh, and just to confirm, yes it’ll be taking place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, so it’ll be an Empire-controlled Galaxy that you’ll be playing in.

Be that as it may though, it’s really interesting to see just how much of Star Wars’ seedy underbelly will apparently factor in. Though there was plenty of Imperial action in the video, Kay looked like she was fighting plenty of criminals and maybe some bounty hunters too. That’s as nice of a change as not seeing any evidence of Jedi lurking about.

As great as it’s looking, there’s still a ways to go for Star Wars Outlaws though. The game isn’t set to arrive for the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC till some time in 2024.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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