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'Star Wars Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on July 13, 2004 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT

Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, 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 Xbox. Read more for new screens ...

Mission briefings set the tone in this dark first-person shooter, as players lead their squads on a variety of assignments such as hostage rescue, infiltration/data retrieval, elimination, assault, sabotage and reconnaissance operations. Your three-man team is controlled through an intuitive and accessible "smart squad" command system, based on squad markers and stances. The game features more than fifteen levels, with exercises covering both familiar and new Star Wars settings and characters, including the introduction of the mysterious General Grievous and his deadly bodyguards from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III.

In Star Wars Republic Commando, players will have a variety of weapons at their disposal including the primary weapon of the Republic Commando, the DC-17m repeating blaster rifle with attachments allowing for sniper rifle and anti-armor weaponry. For use in challenging combat situations against sinister enemies, players 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.

Developed and published by LucasArts, Star Wars Republic Commando will be optimized for Xbox Live content. The game will also offer a variety of multiplayer modes for the PC and Xbox platforms including deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag. For more information, please visit the official product website at: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swrepubliccommando/

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