Star Wars: The Old Republic bounty hunter trailer unveiled
Last week we heard the news that Star Wars Galaxies will be closing down at the end of 2011.
Of course, as we pointed out it’s not all doom and gloom for Star Wars gaming fans, even with the Death Star poised to strike on the world of SWG. Because there’s another Star Wars MMOG around the corner, Bioware’s Old Republic.
And there’s a new trailer out showing off the bounty hunter class, the one would-be Fetts will be keen to try out. Have a look here on YouTube.
It shows the character progression for the bounty hunter, which splits down two paths, that of the powertech and mercenary.
The powertech player gets access to all sorts of gadgets on his (or her) power armour, such as sprays which stun enemies, and grappling lines which can yank fleeing prey back for a timely execution. There are area-of-effect flamers, too. Yum.
As for the mercenary path, that looks more straight weapon focused with an emphasis on rockets that make things go boom in a big way, and jet-pack uppercuts that can knock out a fifty foot towering beast.
If you listen carefully enough, you can probably hear people already whispering “over-powered” down on the Old Republic forums…
We’re sure the trailer isn’t a straight-up representation of the bounty hunter’s power, mind, but more of a cinematic piece to excite for the game. The clue is the word trailer, we guess…
Although there doesn’t really seem to be a massive difference between the two paths when it comes to the bounty hunter, with powertech just looking like it has a bit less damage and perhaps more crowd control potential.
We reckon the combat looks perhaps a little flat and stilted, too, but it’s far too early to judge that sort of thing yet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is undoubtedly one game we’re looking forward to, and many others will be, as well.
While Bioware will no doubt nail the story in the MMOG angle, we just hope that they can keep the other facets such as combat equally polished.
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